Governor Blagojevich isn’t the only corrupt politician to be in the news recently. Let’s hear three cheers for corrupt New York Representative Charlie Rangel:
The New York Times and New York Post have reported in recent months that Rep. Rangel occupies several rent-controlled apartments in New York; that he failed to report rental income from a vacation home; that he took a tax break for primary residences on a Washington, D.C., home while he also had a rent-stabilized apartment in New York that required a similar residency claim; and that he worked to preserve a tax loophole that benefited a company at the same time its chief executive was pledging $1 million for the Charles B. Rangel School of Public Service.
This is the guy who takes it upon himself to write the nation’s tax laws. So far, he’s remained the Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee. Do you think you’d get such good treatment if you violated the tax laws the way he has?