EDITORIAL: Rangel a Tax-Writer, Tax-Dodger

September 6, 2008

Maybe the House of Representatives should set up a separate ethics committee just for Rep. Charlie “Cash Cow” Rangel.

It certainly would be busy.

Late Thursday, the Manhattan Democrat skulked to The New York Times, in effect having his lawyer tell the paper that a front-page story in last Sunday’s Post was absolutely correct: He had indeed never reported $75,000 in rental income from his luxurious Caribbean villa.

* Not on his annual House financial-disclosure form, as legally required.

* And not to the IRS or the state Tax Department, either.

Read more: (Editorial, “Tax-Writer, Tax-Dodger,” New York Post, 9/06/08)