As surely as the Earth revolves the sun, you will have liberals, leftists and elitists flaunting the very laws and regulations that they want to impose on we, the unwashed.
State’s Evidence #1:
From CQ Politics:
House Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel , already beset by a series of ethics investigations, has disclosed more than $500,000 in previously unreported assets.
Among the new items on Rangel’s amended 2007 financial disclosure report were an account at the Congressional Federal Credit Union worth at least $250,000, an investment account with at least $250,000, land in southern New Jersey and stock in PepsiCo and fast food conglomerate Yum! Brands. None of those investments appeared on the original report, which was filled out by hand and filed in May 2008.
According to the original report, Rangel’s net worth was between $516,015 and $1,316,000, while the amended report showed his net worth, as of Dec. 31, 2007, roughly double that amount â€” at least $1,028,024 and as much as $2,495,000.
Now, if you, me or our next door neighbor were short even 250 pennies, we would receive threatening mails from IRS, demanding an audit, our house and probably our first-born to boot. But since it is 1) a member of Congress 2) a Dem and 3) the House Ways and Means Chairman, whose committee actually writes the nation’s tax laws, it is to be swept under the rug. Maybe a little embarrassment that lasts 5 minutes, in between chuckles and suckup interviews by our Concubine Media. “Wink, Wink, Nudge, Nudge.”
In the past, Rangel and his staff have acknowledged errors and carelessness in completing his financial disclosure forms.
“While over the years, I delegated to my staff the completion of my annual House financial disclosure statements, I had the ultimate responsibility,” Rangel said in a statement in September. “I owed my colleagues and the public adherence to a higher standard of care.”
Then do the honorable thing Congressman and resign. Stat.