Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Fire The Chairman of the House Ways And Means Committee

Here's a few links about what's going on with the current Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel:
"Why is it that Charles Rangel, chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, is still in elected office, never mind not in jail ("Tax Chief Charlie a Tax 'Cheat,' Too," Aug. 27)?
If he were any other "regular" American citizen, he would have been in jail long ago and would owe thousands on top of what wasn't reported or paid."
"Representative Charles B. Rangel failed to report hundreds of thousands of dollars in income and assets on his financial disclosure forms for 2002 through 2006, including tens of thousands of dollars in rental income from a Harlem brownstone he sold in 2004, according to records filed this month with the clerk of the House of Representatives. 
Mr. Rangel, who is facing investigations by two House subcommittees into his personal finances and fund-raising, filed amended financial disclosure forms on Aug. 12 acknowledging that he had omitted an array of assets, business transactions and sources of income. They include a Merrill Lynch Global account valued between $250,000 and $500,000; tens of thousands of dollars in municipal bonds; and $30,000 to $100,000 in rent from a multifamily brownstone building he owned on West 132nd Street.”


WASHINGTON -- Even as he fends off accusations about his own failure to pay taxes and fully disclose his financial dealings, Rep. Charles Rangel had quietly slipped into the health-care bill broad new provisions cracking down on taxpayers in proceedings with the IRS, The Post has learned. 
The changes approved by the House Ways and Means Committee that Rangel chairs would strip away legal defenses and pile higher penalties on corporate and individual taxpayers facing IRS proceedings for what they claim are unintentional mistakes, experts said.”
Over the decades Congressman Rangel's been in office, there have been questions about the accuracy of the vote count or the uncanny similarity of signatures on petitions.  An unguarded moment was found in last year’s primary election results for a candidate that the congressman supported.

“Unofficial Tallies in City Understated Obama Vote

“Black voters are heavily represented in the 94th Election District in Harlem’s 70th Assembly District. Yet according to the unofficial results from the New York Democratic primary last week, not a single vote in the district was cast for Senator Barack Obama.
That anomaly was not unique. In fact, a review by The New York Times of the unofficial results reported on primary night found about 80 election districts among the city’s 6,106 where Mr. Obama supposedly did not receive even one vote, including cases where he ran a respectable race in a nearby district."

Stop the poverty pimps from pimping us.  Fire the Chairman of the House Ways and Means committee for corruption and replace him with somebody who knows what they are doing.

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