What are the odds that you or I would not be in jail for these income tax evasions.....
It turns out Rep. Rangel had a credit-union account worth at least $250,000 and maybe as much as $500,000 -- and didn't report it. He had investment accounts worth about the same, which he also didn't report. Ditto for three pieces of property in New Jersey.
Beyond that, it turns out Rep. Rangel failed to report assets totaling more than $1 million on legally required financial-disclosure forms going back to at least 2001.
The news comes on top of revelations last year that Rep. Rangel didn't report -- and didn't pay taxes on -- income from a villa in the Caribbean. In that matter, the IRS gave him a sweetheart deal; the congressman paid about $10,000 in back taxes but was not assessed any penalty or interest.
Why aren't the politicians that are rewarding this crook not up on ethics charges? (Yes, another rhetorical question.)
Wasn't it the Democrats that talked about "appearances of impropriety"? Didn't ol' Charlie jump on that whole "culture of corruption" thing? Well, now we know how he recognized it.
Vote them ALL out.