title>Lady Liberty Defended: Charlie Rangel, Elitist Tax Cheat
Lady Liberty Defended
Friday, September 04, 2009
  Charlie Rangel, Elitist Tax Cheat
Read OOPS! CHARLIE FORGOT THIS $1M HOUSE
REALTY BITES TAX-THEM-NOT-ME RANGEL
and The Absent-Minded Chairman
Charlie Rangel wins the personal lottery.
This scofflaw is the man who chairs the committee that writes the tax law. He should be prosecuted and thrown out of Congress.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Charles Rangel failed to report as much as $1.3 million in outside income -- including up to $1 million for a Harlem building sale -- on financial-disclosure forms he filed between 2002 and 2006, according to newly amended records.

The documents also show the embattled chairman of the Ways and Means Committee -- who is being probed by the House Ethics Committee -- failed to reveal a staggering $3 million in various business transactions over the same period.
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When normal people happen to "find" their own money, it might mean a twenty left in a winter coat, or discovering change beneath the sofa cushions. But if you're Charlie Rangel, it means doubling your net worth.

Earlier this month the Chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee "amended" his 2007 financial disclosure form—to the tune of more than a half-million dollars in previously unreported assets and income. That number may be as high as $780,000, because Congress's ethics rules only require the Members to report their finances within broad ranges. This voyage of personal financial discovery brings Mr. Rangel's net worth for 2007 to somewhere between $1.028 million and $2.495 million, while his previous statement came in at $516,015 and $1.316 million.
He is a crook, pure and simple and he's trying to force YOU to pay more in taxes.

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