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RANGEL DOUBLE-DEAL$ - REAPED DC HOME PERK WHILE BENDING APPLE RENTAL RULES
NY Post ^ | 11/23/08 | ISABEL VINCENT & JILL CULORA

Posted on 11/23/2008 6:37:41 AM PST by Libloather

RANGEL DOUBLE-DEAL$
REAPED DC HOME PERK WHILE BENDING APPLE RENTAL RULES
By ISABEL VINCENT and JILL CULORA
Last updated: 1:16 am November 23, 2008

Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel took a "homestead" tax break on a Washington, DC, house for years while simultaneously occupying multiple rent-stabilized apartments in New York City, possibly violating laws and regulations in both cases.

The situation raises a number of potential problems for the congressman, including:

* New York City law requires that tenants use rent-stabilized apartments as their primary residence.

* DC's real Property Homestead Deduction Act also requires that a property receiving the benefit be a primary residence.

* Tax lawyers told The Post that a property owner cannot have two primary residences - or take advantages provided to primary residences at two different addresses simultaneously.

* DC's law also requires that the owner of a property benefiting from the tax break be a personal-income taxpayer in DC. District law exempts members of Congress from paying personal DC income tax, but they must pay property tax.

The DC rules state that "by maintaining a residence in his home state and actively voting there, [a member of Congress] is demonstrating that he continues to be a part of the body politic of his home state . . . The Member is a domiciliary of his home state. Because he is not domiciled in the District, the Member cannot claim the District's homestead deduction."

Said Natasha Altamirano, a spokeswoman for the National Taxpayers Union, "If a member of Congress maintains his or her principal residence in the state they represent, they would not qualify for the homestead exemption."

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 110th; corruptdems; harlem; nyc; perk; perp; rangel; rental
Term limits anyone?
1 posted on 11/23/2008 6:37:41 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Rangel may not be the only one in congress scamming the property tax system.

If MSM did its job, they might uncover all sorts of folks who are claiming homestead exemptions in the Washington DC area and in their homestate as well.

This is similar to folks who are registered to vote in more than one state. Until the public gets rightfully indignant not much is going to change.


2 posted on 11/23/2008 6:50:56 AM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Libloather

Laws don’t apply to Democrat politicians.


3 posted on 11/23/2008 6:54:01 AM PST by Bryanw92
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To: Libloather
**Term limits anyone?**

How about ...PRISON TERM ... works better for me!

4 posted on 11/23/2008 7:01:18 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (HITLER offered Hope and Change!!)
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To: Libloather

It’s okay, he’s Black.


5 posted on 11/23/2008 7:06:18 AM PST by blam
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To: Libloather

Innocent by reason of party affiliation.


6 posted on 11/23/2008 7:06:33 AM PST by theJoker
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To: Libloather

Pelosi and Hoyer should be inundated with calls and e-mails demanding Rangel be expelled from Congress.


7 posted on 11/23/2008 7:11:52 AM PST by csmusaret (I'd rather have a sister in a whorehouse than have a brother in the US Congress.)
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To: Libloather
From this past fall...

TRICKY CHARLIE'S CARIB 'HIDEAWAY'(SHADY FILINGS ON BEACH-VILLA RENTAL INCOME; Charlie Rangel, D-NY)

Check out the pic.

8 posted on 11/23/2008 7:14:45 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla
HE CADIL-LACKS GOOD JUDGMENT ( Charles Rangel )
9 posted on 11/23/2008 7:16:21 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: csmusaret

Removing Rangel wont matter. He probably has a son or daughter waiting to take “his” seat. Anyway, if I close my eyes and listen to him, I hear Jackie Gleason. I mean Ralph Kramden.


10 posted on 11/23/2008 7:17:18 AM PST by doosee
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To: mewzilla
Rangel’s beach trip got ethics thumbs-up (another simple mistake, omission in not filing report)
11 posted on 11/23/2008 7:17:35 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Libloather
Photobucket
12 posted on 11/23/2008 7:21:50 AM PST by engrpat (End the National Nightmare on 1-20-2013)
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To: doosee

I don’t care. Defeating an icon like him would be a coup. Congresscritter Kramden; how appropriate.


13 posted on 11/23/2008 7:22:33 AM PST by csmusaret (I'd rather have a sister in a whorehouse than have a brother in the US Congress.)
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To: Libloather

bttt


14 posted on 11/23/2008 7:23:07 AM PST by timestax ( CNNLIES)
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To: Libloather

iF rANGLE WAS A REPUBLICAN, HE WOULD BE FACING AN INDICTMENT AND SENT TO PRISON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


15 posted on 11/23/2008 7:23:50 AM PST by ethics
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To: Libloather
Term limits anyone?

How about time off for bad behavior?

16 posted on 11/23/2008 7:24:51 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (It's no longer the Press Van, it's a "Tanker" Truck!)
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To: gwilhelm56
How about ...PRISON TERM ... works better for me!

A prison term is the only term limit that will ever get Rangel out of office.

Since the Obama "Justice" Department will be spending most of its time investigating Bush, Cheney and Rove, I think it is a safe bet that Rangel will be in office for many, many years to come.

17 posted on 11/23/2008 7:25:53 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy (DNC = Do Nothing Congress)
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To: doosee

Yeah, unfortunately they can multiply.


18 posted on 11/23/2008 7:26:56 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Yes, NY has so many Rats, it is impossible to exterminate them. They just keep on coming. Adam Clayton Powell, Rangel, no difference.


19 posted on 11/23/2008 7:29:19 AM PST by doosee
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To: doosee
Speaking of NYC and rodents, in this case the four-legged variety...

New York City Takes Hunt for Rats Online

20 posted on 11/23/2008 7:32:06 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Libloather
YEP!! It's PAST TIME!!!!

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21 posted on 11/23/2008 7:33:16 AM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Since the Obama "Justice" Department will be spending most of its time investigating Bush, Cheney and Rove, I think it is a safe bet that Rangel will be in office for many, many years to come.

I surely agree with that statement.

To me CHANGE means the D's getting the same scrutiny treatment as the R's.

Not the same old Clinton group getting away with the same old crap only more so now.

22 posted on 11/23/2008 7:33:25 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U
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To: Bubba_Leroy

The problem with all of you “crazies” is that you actually think that laws should apply to everyone.
(SARC)


23 posted on 11/23/2008 7:48:09 AM PST by gigster
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To: Libloather
+ er =
24 posted on 11/23/2008 7:51:50 AM PST by Leisler ("Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever. " Lenin)
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To: Libloather

Congressman William Jefferson, despite federal indictments and the FBI finding $60,000 in cash in his freezer is still in Congress so why should it be any different with Rangel? Nothing will come of this.


25 posted on 11/23/2008 8:35:39 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: mewzilla
Charlie Rangel Stops Divorce Proceedings Amid Tax Debacle
26 posted on 11/23/2008 11:45:20 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: theJoker

bump


27 posted on 11/23/2008 11:48:53 AM PST by timestax ( CNNLIES)
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To: All
COURTESY OF RETSIGNMAN

REID: "Those guys better remember who kept them out of prison, Nancy"

PELOSI " Harry, I hope your earmark is big enough so that poor
Charlie won't have to use his own money to pay his taxes."

REID "Don't worry Nancy, it's big enough. And with the rest, we can all buy
a villa in the Dominican Republic, next door to Charlie......thanks to US taxpayers."

28 posted on 11/23/2008 1:27:38 PM PST by Liz (The right to be left alone is the beginning of freedom. USSC Justice William O. Douglas)
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