Nancy Pelosi’s Culture of Corruption: Rangel edition
Charlie Rangel, who everyone has to love, is in a little trouble with the IRS, and possibly the FBI I would imagine. The FBI just usually sort of comes along with the IRS. Here’s the abbreviated list of what he’s in some doo-doo over:
In addition, an ethics committee is investigating other unrelated issues that deal with:
- rental of three rent-stabilized apartments in his home district of Harlem,
- his use of official congressional stationery to try to find private donors for a college center named after the lawmaker.
Now, some Republicans, given what politics are, have suggessted Rangel at least, while dealing with all these ethics issues, be removed, or more appropriately, resign his committee chairmanship. Nancy Pelosi, of course, is sticking by her fellow Democrat. He’s not even denying most of the allegations, he’s just saying they were an accident. Tax evasion most usually is tho ( nudge, nudge
). So, what committee is Nancy Pelosi so sure a guy being investigated for tax evasion should be in charge of?
And Obama can’t figure out why he’s losing steam. Every day Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid look the other way to the corruption they assured the public two years ago was exclusively Republican, the less of a message Obama has about “change”. His silence regarding his own party members while yelling for change just makes him look, well, pretty much like Nancy, Harry, and Joe. Meanwhile, the alternative to the message of “change” has a history of attacking corruption within their own party.
Rangel has supposedly paid back everything he owed to the IRS. He’s now blaming the Republicans for having to do so.
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