Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tax Evader Will Remain Top Tax Legislator

Representative Charles B. Rangel will not step down from the chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Rangel’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, told reporters during a conference call today that the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, supports his decision to remain in the chairmanship.

Davis added: “Mr. Rangel believes, I believe and his colleagues believe that making inadvertent errors with no intention to conceal, no personal enrichment and no corruption of the public trust, is not disqualifying. He is prepared to let his constituents make the final judgment on his fitness to serve. Whatever the facts are, he has not dishonored the House, he has not dishonored himself he has not done anything intentionally wrong.”

Rangel (D-NY) has admitted that he earned more than $75,000 of income from a Dominican Republic villa, after the New York Post reported the details in an exclusive report. He did not report the income to the IRS or on Congressional disclosure forms.

Rangel acknowledged on Monday that there were even more errors and omissions on his financial disclosure forms, and said he would hire a forensic accounting company to pore over his records.

He is currently under investigation by the House Ethics Committee with regard to the matter.

The House Ways and Means Committee writes all Federal tax code.

-EPJ Newsdesk


  1. Isn't this the same guy that wrote the new draft?

  2. Yup, he's the one who wants to re-institute the draft.

  3. The former chair of Ways & Means Dan Rostenkowski went to prison.

    The Wash Metro Police used to guard his illegally parked car while he was in session. He was THE CANDYMAN who could reward his buddies by writing the tax laws for them, and he was a despot who belonged in jail. Needless to say, Clinton pardoned him along with all the other crooks who knew the president.