Thursday, October 08, 2009

Sharing Corruption, Not Accountability

Of all the things that are wrong in our nation’s capitol, I can find nothing worse than the fact that the U.S. House of Representatives voted not to remove a man from the chairmanship of what is arguable the most important committee in Congress, even though he was guilty of:

(1) Failure to report over $1 million in outside income and $3 million in business transactions as required by the House,
(2) Failure to disclose at least $650,000 in assets he had previously failed to list on his House financial disclosure forms,
(3) Failure to disclose to the IRS or on his financial disclosure forms $75,000 in rental income for a beach villa in the Dominican Republic,
(4) Violation of state laws by claiming three primary residences and breaking New York City regulations by maintaining four rent-controlled apartments,
(5) Violation of House rules by using congressional letterhead to solicit donations for an education center bearing his name at City College of New York, and
(6) Delinquency in paying his property taxes on two New Jersey parcels and failure to report the sale of a $1.3 million brownstone.

This is of course, Charles Rangel, Mogul of the Ways and Means committee, where every single disbursement of every single taxpayers’ dollar is written / originated.

Doubtless, all of these discrepancies or lapses in ethical and moral judgment are traceable to RACISM on someone’s part.

Either that, or it’s Bush’s fault.

Print this and save it for next years political season.

The Monkey Media will not bring it up again. That is a certainty.

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