Congress is nothing but a huge septic tank that is long overdue for a comprehensive and powerful purging, starting with this wretched bilewad:
New York Democrat Rep. Charles B. Rangel, who is the subject of two House ethics investigations of his personal finances, failed to report at least $500,000 in assets on his 2007 Congressional disclosure form, according to an amended report he filed this month.
The new forms report that RangelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s total net worth is between $1,028,024 and $2,495,000 Ã¢â‚¬â€ about twice the amount listed in the original disclosure statement, filed in May 2008, which declared assets totaling between $516,015 and $1,316,000.
Charles Rangel was once asked why he spent $777 taxpayer dollars per month on a car lease, and he said that driving a cheaper car would be a sign of disrespect to his constituents. Apparently, so is reporting half of his assets.
A spokesman for Pimpresentative Rangel said… oh, does it really matter? “I didn’t do it and I won’t do it again” about says it all.
Rangel’s excuse will probably be altruistic, such as that he was so busy making the lives of others better, or that reporting all his worth would have been “showing off,” and as such would have been a sign of disrespect to his constituents who are living through such tough economic times.
But rest assured, if you ask Rangel about any of this, he’ll probably just say “None of your goddamn business.”