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GOPer sets new push to oust tax-challenged Rangel (Where are tax-cheat Charlie's returns?)
NY Post ^ | 12/20/09 | ISABEL VINCENT

Posted on 12/26/2009 8:03:38 AM PST by Libloather

GOPer sets new push to oust tax-challenged Rangel
Last Updated: 2:54 PM, December 20, 2009

Where are Charlie Rangel's tax returns?

That's the question Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) is asking as he threatens next month to lead a second attempt to strip the Harlem Democrat of his powerful post as Ways and Means Committee chairman.

"Every tax attorney in the country will tell you that if a normal taxpayer committed the violations of Chairman Rangel, they would be assessed serious penalties and interest, if not charged with criminal tax evasion," Carter said.

"This is about defending the rule of law itself."

Carter led the charge but failed to oust Rangel in October.

The House Ethics Committee began its probe of Rangel's alleged ethics breaches in September 2008 after The Post reported he had not disclosed income from a Dominican Republic beachfront villa he owns.

At the time, Rangel said he would eventually disclose his tax returns, but has not yet done so.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: charlie; cheat; rangel; taxes

1 posted on 12/26/2009 8:03:41 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Apparently a good portion of the Federal employees are tax cheats.

2 posted on 12/26/2009 8:05:39 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

Appears to be mostly Democrats. No surprise here.

3 posted on 12/26/2009 8:10:21 AM PST by liberalcide1
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To: Libloather

Rangel is a black left wing liberal in a Congressional district carefully gerrymanded to guarantee the election of a black left wing liberal.

Rangel could be caught in bed with the proverbial live boy and a dead girl and his constituents would continue to re-elect him.

The only way that Rangel is ever leaving Congress is in handcuffs and there is no chance of that as long as the Democrats control the Justice Department.

Our best hope is that, after the 2010 Congressional elections, the Democrats will lose control of Congress and Rangel, Pelosi, et al. will be relegated to the minority party for the rest of their careers.

4 posted on 12/26/2009 8:13:10 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Crisis - America Held Hostage)
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To: Libloather

He’s too busy stealing ours to worry about his.

Happy 2010

5 posted on 12/26/2009 8:15:33 AM PST by bray (What ya in for Son? No Health Insurance. Me too.)
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To: Libloather

How dare you challenge our most favored LawGiver, don’t you know that laws apply to serf’s and not the masters. Quit acting as if the US Constitution actually is a legally binding document, We now know that is nothing more than the rantings of a bunch of dead white guys, who didn’t understand that True Rights are Granted by Government.

6 posted on 12/26/2009 8:15:59 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: All

Unless and until legislators do jail time for their transgressions, the sleeze will continue.

7 posted on 12/26/2009 8:22:09 AM PST by jakota (®)
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To: eyeamok
That’s right I am sure its just a slight oversight and the tax forms have been missplaced maybe on the same table as the law firm papers Hillery couldn’t find.
8 posted on 12/26/2009 8:30:52 AM PST by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: Liz; MeekOneGOP

Texan takes on NYer.....

9 posted on 12/26/2009 8:31:53 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: jakota

I guess that what they are saying is that none of us have to pay our taxes since Rangle, a top lawmaker, doesn’t pay his?

10 posted on 12/26/2009 8:35:36 AM PST by RC2
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To: Libloather

Humm...The Dems are pretty good (and sometimes justifiably so) at making political hay from Republican moral failings. But the Republicans are missing a great opportotuntiy by failing to point out Dem’s failures to live up their ideals of “economic justice”.

11 posted on 12/26/2009 8:52:58 AM PST by Red Dog #1
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To: liberalcide1

The ONLY way by which this nation will be saved before the Soros/Obama Axis completes its plan of destruction is to run ALL the Obama Democrats and RINOs OUT OF MALFUNCTION JUNCTION.



CHRISTINA JEFFERY ( is running for Congress from the SOUTH CAROLINA 4th against 5TERM INCUMBENT (that’s 10 YEARS!) BOB INGLIS (


I can assure you that Christina will be an A+ out of the gate — and will stay that way until this mess is cleaned up.

But, say you, I don’t LIVE in Christina’s district. You probably don’t live in the district allegedly “represented” by Her Imperial Lowness QUEEN Nancy Pelosi, or Maxine Waters, or Henry Waxman, or (until November anyway) Harry Reid’s Nevada. If you don’t think THEIR activities impact you? Think again.

All these folks vote on issues affecting us all so even if you live elsewhere, send CHRISTINA as many bucks as you can and spread the word among your family and friends.


12 posted on 12/26/2009 9:27:32 AM PST by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: Libloather
"GOPer sets new push to oust tax-challenged Rangel"

Is there no way that Joe Citizen can lodge a complaint that will cause a D.A. to investigate? It does seem strange to me that a 'notorious' transgressor like this one can just be ignored by the authorities. I understand a case where the authorities will wait for a 'criminal' to thoroughly incriminate themselves before acting, but this guy already knows that his cover is blown.

13 posted on 12/26/2009 9:28:26 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Libloather

We need to use Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Rubes, er Radicals on the Liberals.

Make THEM live up to their “we care” hype. Ridicule THEM for being so lazy with their policing of their own Congressional members.

14 posted on 12/26/2009 12:15:22 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (The left have become lawless. Every strangling edict they issue carries an exemption for themselves.)
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