Skip to comments.Chutzpah: Censured Tax Cheat Charlie Rangel Tells Romney To Pay His Fair Share Of Taxes
Posted on 09/20/2012 2:08:04 PM PDT by NYer
Rangel to Romney: Americans Pay Their Fair Share Of Taxes, Unlike You Rangel.House.Gov
Congressman Charles B. Rangel issued the following statement in response to Gov. Mitt Romney’s remarks saying 47% of the American people do not pay federal income taxes and nearly half of voters are “dependent upon government”:
“Nothing can be further from the truth than Gov. Romney’s ridiculous remarks that nearly half of American people do not pay federal income taxes, they pay other federal and state taxes. The 47 percent figure cited by the Republican presidential candidate covers only the federal income tax and ignores the fact that people may pay a higher percentage of their income on a wide variety of taxes.
Everyone pays taxes. Lower income persons pay state and local, property, excise and sales taxes. In fact, when all federal, state, and local taxes are taken into account, the bottom fifth of households pays about 16 percent of their incomes in taxes, on average. The second-poorest fifth pays about 21 percent. This is higher than what the Governor has paid in income taxes. He has absolutely no moral authority to accuse nearly half of the American people of being irresponsible and freeloaders.
Many of his millionaire and billionaire friends — approximately 55,000 — are paying lower taxes than millions of middle-class Americans. In fact, in 2009, 1,500 millionaires managed to pay no federal income taxes on their millions. Before he judges other people about paying federal income taxes, Gov. Romney should come clean about the tax returns he’s hiding from voters.”
Anyone else would be sitting in an 8x8 room for the rest of their life.
Or maybe he should hire Lonny Davis to help him.
Ask any Bermudan about Charlie Rangel. He’s there all the time wafting in and out of the banks, and on the front page of the newspaper as a powerful friend to Bermudan interests.
F U C R !
Stealing a page from Bud Light’s radio advertising, right-leaning PJTV.com has created a “Real Members of Congress” spoof targeting Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., for his tax shenanigans. The title: “Mr. Tax-Law-Writing-Tax-Evader.”
Saw this rodent on TV last night, he looks to have lost a great deal of weight, not looking well at all...
Yeah, and the next thing you’ll tell me is that Tim Geithner is in charge of the IRS.
Something about a kettle and a pot needs to be said here.