Friday, September 12, 2008

Idiot Of The Week

This week it wasn't hard to find my idiot. It is none other than Mr. Charles Rangel (D) from New York. Lets go over a quick peek of his resume shall we?

  • Been a congressman since 1971 representing the 15th congressional district of New York.

  • Chairman of the Ways and Means committee

  • Chief tax code writer for the United States

  • Yes, you read that right. He writes the tax code. The man knows the U.S. tax system

    With the above information now in your brain, consider this:

This week it was found that Mr. Rangel has not paid $75,000 of taxes he owes on a villa that he owns in the Dominican Republic. He rents it out at around 500 bucks a night. He claims that he didn't know that he was supposed to pay taxes on it, and that he would amend his tax returns. Now keep in mind the bulleted points above, and re-read my last sentence.

Not only that, but this story also broke about how he owns four rent controlled apartments, that are meant for lower income residents. But good ol Charlie uses one of the for a campaign office, one to live in, and who knows what the other two are for. Oh yes, one more thing. The rent he pays on all four places is about half of what other apartments rent out at.

So congrats to Mr. Rangel. Somehow you have been in public office for 37 years, and no one told you that taxes were kinda something that had to be taken care of. And of course, he is a powerful man, so only a big OOPS! on his part, and the payment is made. Not even a slap on the wrist. Now, lets see Mr. Joe Sixpack try and pull this stunt. I may not be a rocket scientist, but I don't think it would end well for him.

Is it any surprise congress has like a 9 percent approval rating? Mmm....nope. Have a good weekend everyone.


Mitchellaus Copernicus said...

In his defense, I doubt he actually writes anything but his own Taco Bell order. I'm sure his very smart aids do all the research and he just puts his name on it. What a poser.

Lisa said...

Definately desrving of your 'idiot of the week' award.

libbie said...

Yes . . . a true idiot indeed!

SuzanSayz said...

Well at least he doesn't need to worry about disapointing anyone. After all isn't this the kind of behavior we've come to expect from the mighty government servants?