Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Congressman - Thief

It always warms my heart when I hear about members of our Federal government who are out to fatten their bank account with some sort of deal that is, oh, slightly, how shall we say it -- ILLEGAL. Illegal and/or shady and completely mysterious.

Normally I'm not going to read the New York Times because they've become a newspaper dedicated to having a partisan agenda to wipe out conservatism in America, but when they post a story like this, they must have good reason to:

Representative Charles B. Rangel has helped raise $11 million for a City College of New York school of public service to be named in his honor. In recent months, as questions have emerged about his fund-raising, he has insisted that he has kept his efforts to attract donors scrupulously separate from his official duties in Congress.

But Congressional records and interviews show that Mr. Rangel was instrumental in preserving a lucrative tax loophole that benefited an oil-drilling company last year, while at the same time its chief executive was pledging $1 million to the project, the Charles B. Rangel School of Public Service at C.C.N.Y.

Read it all here.

Good old Rangel, he helped that company saved tens of millions of dollars annually. Meanwhile, our United States Treasury was deprived of approximately 1.1. Billion dollars... Billion with a Big Bulbous B.

Prior to allowing the tax loophole, Rangel was AGAINST it. Staunchly. He even wanted to RAISE taxes on companies like this. Ahhh, but if one will pay to fund the school with HIS name on it, if they'll help stroke his ego a little more, hmmmm... might be able to make an exception, eh, Rangel?

It's no wonder the American people, in general, despise our government when we've got jerkface dillholes like Rangel and Ted Stevens doing whatever they want.


Oh, and this isn't the first time Rangel's been accused of wrongdoing.

The 19-term crook has been looked at by the House Ethics Committee since summer for other tax scams of his. These may not have been worth over a BILLION dollars to his country but he's (allegedly) been trying to get away with things for awhile now. Of course he's done "nothing morally wrong." Really, Charlie? You really are one seriously backwards mental patient in need of a padded room... or a cyanide pill, perhaps.

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one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated