Thursday, August 27, 2009

Retarded Politician of the Week

Rep. Charles Rangel D-NY.

Ole Charlie forgot to tell the public that he had between $250,000.00 and $500,000.00 in a checking account, three land parcels in New Jersey, and stock in PepsiCo worth up to $50,000.00. These assets did not make their way into his 2007 public disclosure forms.

This after forgetting about income from rental property in a villa in the Dominican Republic in previous filings. Not to mention forgetting to pay taxes on the income.

I guess it must have all got lost in the sofa cushions. Or maybe Treasury Secretary Tim "Turbo Taxcheat" Geithner was doing his taxes. Or maybe Charlie spent too much time hanging out with former Rep. William "Cold Cash" Jefferson, D-LA.

Rangel's revised net worth is between $1,000,000.00 and $2,500,000.00 according to the deliberately and legally vague disclosure forms. Quite a haul for a guy who, according to Wikipedia, made little money before becoming a public servant.

One could make the argument that Rangel is out-and-out dishonest. Or at age 79 that he is senile. I'll settle for Retarded.

Story here, at Newsmax.

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