Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Charlie Rangel, Congressman of many primary residences. 

Now he has another -- a Harlem brownstone, described as his primary residence on his mortgage papers for it. That's in addition to no fewer than four rent-stabilized apartments (NYC rent stabilization is available only for primary residences). And also a four-bedroom house in Washington, D.C., that he reported as his primary residence to claim D.C.'s "homestead" property tax deduction.

Reports have it that he has taxpayers lease him a nice car too.

Charlie is pictured at the right taking a nap at his Caribbean villa. He never claimed that as a primary residence, but he did fail to report $75,000 of rental income from it on his tax returns, after buying it with a 0% interest loan obtained from a well-known New York City union lawyer and political power broker.

The news today was that, as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Charlie is filling the Democrats' "health care reform" law with new provisions for a big crackdown on tax cheats, to raise more revenue for it.

Everybody hates tax cheats. Go get 'em, Charlie!