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Monday, July 27, 2009

Charlie Rangel’s Unpaid Taxes

"Chairman Charlie Rangel, who is leading the charge for a new 5.4-percentage point income tax surcharge and recently called it 'the moral thing to do.'"

So is it the moral thing to do to pay one's own taxes?

"Mr. Rangel soon admitted having failed to report rental income of $75,000 over the years. First he blamed his wife for the oversight because he said she was supposed to be managing the property. Then he blamed the language barrier. 'Every time I thought I was getting somewhere, they’d start speaking Spanish,' Mr. Rangel explained."

But he promised to pay them so all is well and good right?

"Mr. Rangel promised last fall to amend his tax returns, pay what is due and correct the information on his annual financial disclosure form. But the deadline for the 2008 filing was May 15 and as of last week he still had not filed."

Well that was just a one time thing due to the language barrier right?

"The House Ethics Committee is investigating Mr. Rangel on no fewer than six separate issues."

"The Committee of Ways and Means is the chief tax-writing committee of the United States House of Representatives" Source

And this guy is the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee?

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