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Rangel Claims United States is 'Not Broke'
National Legal & Policy Center ^ | March 10, 2011 | Peter Flaherty

Posted on 03/10/2011 7:34:01 PM PST by jazusamo

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Pete Kasperowicz of The Hill reported yesterday:

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) on Wednesday said the federal government is not broke, and that Congress should not begin cutting programs in the way that Republicans have proposed.

"Make no mistake about it, we're not broke," Rangel said in a floor discussion with Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) "It wasn't that we overcompensated public employees. They didn't cause this deficit."

Of course, if you really believe that the country is not broke in the face of a $14 Trillion national debt, and a deficit of $1.3 Trillion this year alone, you probably don't believe that you have to pay taxes, either. Maybe that explains why Rangel was so indignant when we forced him to admit that he failed to disclose or report rental income from his Dominican Republic beach house.

The financial crisis of 2008 shook the confidence of middle-class taxpayers in their long-term financial security. As a result, spending and debt were the dominant issues in last year's election. That is why Republicans gained 63 seats in the House.

To be fair, Democrats pulled the rug on Rangel's Ways and Means chairmanship, and even President Obama tried to get him to retire "with dignity." Rangel wouldn't take the hint (or the shove), and he recently announced that he is running again in 2012. To advocates of smaller government, Rangel is the gift that keeps on giving.



TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; ethics; nlpc; rangel
Come on Charlie, you better quit now while your still on the outside.
1 posted on 03/10/2011 7:34:07 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

But Michael Moore said it first!


2 posted on 03/10/2011 7:37:58 PM PST by Freddd
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To: jazusamo

We know Rangel isn’t broke, that’s for sure.


3 posted on 03/10/2011 7:38:20 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: jazusamo

And we should believe you why? Especially a democRAT. Hahahahahaha


4 posted on 03/10/2011 7:38:59 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: jazusamo

There’s no fool like a tax cheatin’ old fool.


5 posted on 03/10/2011 7:39:28 PM PST by tioga
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To: jazusamo

Like this tax cheat knows?


6 posted on 03/10/2011 7:43:20 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: jazusamo

Sorry Chollie....we no mo gots da ways or da means cuz you and yo Dems dey stole ‘em — all da beans!


7 posted on 03/10/2011 7:48:09 PM PST by tflabo
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To: jazusamo

Technically speaking, the Dems, Michael Moore and their ilk are correct. The United States is not so broke that it cannot turn it around. But it won’t be too long before it is.


8 posted on 03/10/2011 7:50:16 PM PST by Jonty30
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To: jazusamo

another millionaire tax cheat lecturing us about greed......


9 posted on 03/10/2011 7:52:19 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: jazusamo

Then we can lower taxes.

Rangle says “Bush’s policy did not bankrupt the nation.”


10 posted on 03/10/2011 7:52:35 PM PST by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama, then try him for treason. / Homosexuals reject diversity.)
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To: jazusamo

Who was the female lib the other day who said that we can’t be broke as long as we can borrow money?


11 posted on 03/10/2011 7:53:50 PM PST by YellowRoseofTx (Evil is not the opposite of God; it's the absence of God)
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To: potlatch

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Domincan Rangel and the Kingdom of the Peon’s Pesos

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12 posted on 03/10/2011 7:55:22 PM PST by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . "- we*ll bring a gun!" . . . . alias Jimmy Qaeda 2 . . .)
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To: jazusamo
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14 TRILLION dollars? Sorry Charlie. We're broke!

13 posted on 03/10/2011 7:56:59 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Just say NO to union greed!)
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To: jazusamo

It’s the unfunded liabilities that are the killer. None of them, on either side of the aisle, want to talk about that, because they know it will never be paid. Not even close.


14 posted on 03/10/2011 7:58:17 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: YellowRoseofTx

I didn’t hear about that but it sounds like it could be Maxine Waters or one of my Sens. Patty Murray. LOL!


15 posted on 03/10/2011 7:58:32 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

He knows more people who want to bribe him I guess.


16 posted on 03/10/2011 8:00:08 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: jazusamo

The Man is broke Charlie. Thanks to cretins like you and the minions you enslave.


17 posted on 03/10/2011 8:13:46 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: devolve
Poetic!

 

And I didn't put my name on it!

18 posted on 03/10/2011 8:19:40 PM PST by potlatch ( ~*coincidences usually aren't *~)
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To: jazusamo
Rangel Claims United States is 'Not Broke'

Charlie must have rescued the country by paying all his delinquent taxes!

19 posted on 03/10/2011 8:22:01 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: jazusamo
To a DemocRat, you aren't broke until they've taken every last dime from you.
20 posted on 03/10/2011 8:25:01 PM PST by Major Matt Mason (Redistribution = theft.)
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To: jazusamo

Charlie gets confused by big numbers.


21 posted on 03/10/2011 8:28:10 PM PST by cydcharisse (`)
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To: jazusamo
"Rangel Claims United States is 'Not Broke'"

Yeah. And Michael Moore is not fat.

22 posted on 03/10/2011 9:00:06 PM PST by Gritty-Kitty
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To: potlatch

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LOL!

A really deep tan and you can steal anything!

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23 posted on 03/10/2011 9:07:10 PM PST by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . "- we*ll bring a gun!" . . . . alias Jimmy Qaeda 2 . . .)
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To: devolve

I made that long ago


24 posted on 03/10/2011 9:11:50 PM PST by potlatch ( ~*coincidences usually aren't *~)
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To: jazusamo

We wouldn’t be broke if he and Obama’s cabinet would pay their taxes.


25 posted on 03/10/2011 9:25:12 PM PST by nonamer
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To: jazusamo

This proves Old Charlie is too old to serve.


26 posted on 03/10/2011 9:52:46 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: jazusamo

As long as it prints the money, Charlie is right.


27 posted on 03/10/2011 10:26:15 PM PST by hattend (Obama got his 3am call about Egypt. The call went right to the answering machine.- Sarah Palin)
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To: jazusamo
"we're not broke"

translation: there's lots of money yet to steal...........

:}

28 posted on 03/11/2011 12:51:23 AM PST by AwesomePossum (I have never looked this forward to a November II........)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Plenty left for him to steal. Thanks jazusamo.


29 posted on 03/11/2011 5:40:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Excellent translation of rangelspeak.


30 posted on 03/12/2011 4:18:04 AM PST by TheOldLady
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