Rep. Charles “what I do with your money is none of your goddam business” Rangel is running for re-election in New York’s 15th Congressional district. Rangel is crooked, underhanded, dirty, thuggish, arrogant, scummy, slimy and sleazy — and those are his better points.
This means that Rangel fits in just right with this Congress. It also means that if the government is ever going to be turned around, 40-year termhogs who are the epitome of the problem need to be flushed away before a solution can ever be applied.
Rev. Michel Faulkner is running as a Republican and opposing Rangel. He has a column in the New York Post today. After taking Rangel to task for tax avoidance and occupying four rent-controlled apartments, here are the main points:
My priorities are this: We need to bring government spending under control. Those who control the purse-strings in DC have irresponsibly spent our nation into near bankruptcy and mortgaged our futures.
While the national unemployment rate has been making headlines lately, the need for job creation in my community has been at a critical level for generations. To address this crisis, we must recognize that nearly 80% of all jobs in America today are created by small businesses, and for that reason we need to reduce the red-tape and tax burden on these critical economic engines. I also intend to promote programs that use microfinance initiatives to support a path to economic self-reliance, to expand economic opportunities for individuals and to foster community economic development.
In order to restore the possibility of the American Dream for all of our nationâ€™s citizens, every child in our nation should have the opportunity to receive a high-quality education. Towards that end, I support the expansion of Charter Schools, which generally have outperformed public schools and stimulate a level of parental involvement unseen in the traditional public school environment.
In Massachusetts, Scott Brown proved that dynasties can be toppled. The people of the 15th Congressional District in New York deserve no less.
I haven’t seen any polls yet indicating where Faulkner stands against Obama, but if he’s anywhere within 30 points, Faulkner can look forward to the DNC dirt-merchants digging into his past and even making up some stuff.
Here’s Faulkner on Fox News, hopefully not making so much sense that he’ll never be elected to NY15: