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Sep 22 2011

House Pays Tribute to Tax Cheat Charlie Rangel

Nine months ago, the tax cheat who was in charge of the House committee that writes the tax laws finally received a wrist slap in the form of an official censure for crimes that would have landed you or me in prison for years. But now Charlie Rangel is the Man of the Hour:

On Thursday, House leaders will pay tribute to Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), less than a year after the House formally censured the former chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will speak at a ceremony to unveil Rangel’s official portrait as chairman of the storied committee, which the longtime New York Democrat led from 2007 until March 2010, when party leaders pressured him to give up the post amid a growing ethics scandal.

In December, the House voted overwhelmingly, 333-79, to censure Rangel over rules violations that stemmed from unpaid taxes on a villa he owned in the Dominican Republic, undisclosed financial assets and the improper use of his office for fundraising.

The portrait itself was the subject of controversy. Just nine months into his term as chairman, Rangel asked the Federal Election Commission for permission to use campaign funds to pay for the portrait, which his lawyer said would cost more than $64,000. …

“I don’t think I have to share how pleased I am that we’re moving forward. What happened last year is last year,” Rangel said.

So nice that Demorrhoid corruption is all cleaned up, now that establishment RINOs like Boo-Hoo Boehner control the House.

Until we show some sign of meaningful resistance, they will continue to arrogantly grind their lack of accountability in our faces.

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The $64,000 portrait (just kidding, I hope).

On tips from SR, Shawn, and Ghost of FA Hayek. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.

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  • Mickey Shea

    Ah, to be a chiseling crook AND a member of the protected minority class…like Jackie Gleason used to say:
    How sweet it is !

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    Well, as our establishment RINO overlords would have us believe: “We can’t run the risk of losing New York”

  • Fiberal

    This is not a tribute to Chas Rangel; this is just the continuing American tribute to blacks.

  • ROFLCOPTER DOWN

    Charlie Rangel is a well groomed man and I love that style of art.

  • Hail The Amberlamps!

    Celebrating corruption, it’s what vermin do for a living.

  • SPURWING PLOVER

    Chucky Rangle honored by his fellow fiends and cads

  • Spurwing Plover

    The LEGION of DOOM honors their own

  • Sam Adams

    Thanks, Speaker Boehner. With this single act you have demonstrated why you aren’t the right guy to lead the House of Representatives.

  • joe hendrix

    Why is Charles Rangel not in jail yet?

  • SPURWING PLOVER

    MONOPLOY and Chucky Rangle GO TO JAIL GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL DO NOT PASS GO DO MOT COLECT 200 PASAQUAS

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