and his little games:
Rep. Charles Rangel, chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, has failed to pay taxes on two plots of land he has in New Jersey, records show.
Rangel's ownership of the small, undeveloped properties came to light on Tuesday only after he drastically amended at least six years of financial-disclosure forms he had filed annually with the House clerk as required by law.
Isn't it just so responsible for him to update this? He must be feeling heat from somewhere.
And get this:
Among the assets he failed to list was a checking account containing somewhere between $250,000 and $500,000.
Oh, I'm sure he just forgot about it somehow; I forget checking accounts all the time. And I forget whether it's got a quarter- or half-million bucks in it, too...
This is the corrupt, lying bastard in charge of writing the tax laws we have to live under; isn't that wonderful?
Lamppost, rope, politician...