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Rangel Doesn’t Know What’s In Stimulus

From C-SPAN, via YouTube:

U.S. Senate – 02-11-2009 – Charlie Rangel

“I don’t fully understand what the $700 billion dollars is going to do for the banks and fiscals [sic] institutions…”

“I cannot think of any symbol other than our flag that’s more important than the hopes and dreams of working middle class people…”

“I’m not saying this is going to work…”

Mr. Rangel also doesn’t seem to know the meaning of the phrase “disposable income.”

He wants to increase people’s “disposable income” so they can put food on the table.

Mr. Rangel also believes that the stimulus bill includes tax cuts for 95% of the population.

This is what happens when you put buffoons in charge of the country’s purse-strings.

For Mr. Rangel is in charge of the House Ways & Means Committee, which writes the nation’s tax laws, and largely determines how those taxes will be spent.

God help us.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, February 13th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

19 Responses to “Rangel Doesn’t Know What’s In Stimulus”

  1. proreason says:

    Rangel writes the tax laws.
    Drooling Barney Franks oversees the banks.
    Slow Joe Biden has taken over foreigh policy.
    Giestner the serial tax cheat oversees the Treasury and the IRS.
    Rahm the Impaler will run the census.
    Tax cheat Daschle will oversee the nationalization of Health Care from behind the scenes.
    Education is led by the idiot who destroyed Chicago’s schools.
    Thugs from the unions will control labor.
    Soros funds it all.
    Pelosi dictates the rest of public policy.

    You can’t make this stuff up.

  2. wardmama4 says:

    Rangel isn’t the only one – I don’t think most of them do but what is worse – they don’t even care. I sent emails 4 times this week and now will send them daily –

    Ms Shrieker of the House (headed out for a vacay on our dime) – where oh where is the transparency, bi-partisan, civil, debate, discussion, ethics now?

    This is a sad day for America, ironic these moroons are scr***** American taxpayers for generations to come on Friday the 13th – I expect it won’t be but a week or two before this worthless 111th Congress makes this a national holiday – idolize a sacrement of evil (supersitition) and their destruction (in a single bill) of the American economy, Constitution and freedom.

    I’m about to pray for all of them just to be struck dead by God – it is beginnig to appear that there is no one worth saving in Congress at all.

    • David says:

      Just curious, have you been getting the silent treatment from them? Perhaps because every one of my elected officials is a traitor Democrat. I would at least prefer a “thanks for sharing but stick it” letter. Instead I get nothing. What a surprise considering the do-nothings today may just finish H.R. 1!

    • Right of the People says:

      Although it’s a morbid thought, I sometimes wish the brave crew and passengers of Flight 93 hadn’t brought the plane down in Pennsylvania. It was reportedly headed for the capitol building and would have solved a lot of our current problems.


  3. greasywrench says:

    Rangel reminds me of Little Carmine from HBO’s The Sopranos. Along with his malapropisms, he’s just plain stupid.

    Disposable income for me is a distant memory. My wife and I both work for a living just to survive. Forget about disposable income. Then again we’re not feeding from the government trough like Rangle so we live in the real world.

    Odds are I won’t live to collect retirement benefits after the turd known as the stimulus gets passed (pun intended). The earliest possible retirement age will probably be moved to seventy-five assuming the Ponzi scheme AKA Social Security still exists in twenty years.

    Maybe Rangel’s idea of disposable income is all of the real estate he’s managed to accumilate at the expense of tax payers. He and the other politicians in D.C. have sure as hell has managed to dispose of a lot of our tax dollars.

  4. thetimeisright says:

    Well we cant thank ol charlie an the rest of the tax cheats for the new crack down the irs is going to have this year. All of congress gets a pass an we the people get hammered from the irs. This was on Fox new bus. channel this morning the guest said that this is the year to make sure you cross the T,s an dot the I,s. If any think looks like it is suspicious you will get audited.

    I do love my Country,But i loathe the criminals of congress.

  5. Reality Bytes says:

    If your Congressmen were your kids, they’d come home from school with a note from the Principal & you’d have to take off from work for a teachers conference.

  6. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    This is what happens when people start believing their own propaganda. The lie gets told so many times, they think it is the truth.

    “Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.” – Thomas Jefferson

  7. Consilience says:

    Peaceful alternatives to this stupidity are dwindling in number. I’m hearing civil war/succession in my little network. Anyone else hearing these rumblings?

    • 1sttofight says:

      Getting louder every day.

    • proreason says:


    • Howard Roark says:

      I’m an old soldier with nothing left to lose. I’ve lived a good life, and wouldn’t cry a tear if it was all taken from me right now. Many of you will read this and think, “melodramatic”, as you think of your kids and spouse. I have neither.

      For the last few years, after realizing the continued spiral our nation seems locked in, I can’t help but to reflect on how my Cherokee ancestors used to practice a surreal measure of ending your life when you realized that you were getting too old to help the tribe anymore: The old brave would stake his ankle to the ground in a field where the next tribal war was about to take place. Fiercely they would scream and taunt the enemy, finally engaging the rushing onslaught. As the elder tribesman distracted the enemy, his younger braves descend on them.

  8. Consilience says:

    Either way this will be a mess…

  9. Reality Bytes says:

    You guys aren’t gonna believe this, Last night I had this awful dream we elected an urban agitator communist president. Ha! Can you believe that?!

    What was that?

    • beautyofreason says:

      I know! Last night I dreamed that Congress wanted spend almost a trillion in taxpayer money to fund special interest pork and the FBI wanted to divert counter terrorism agents to fraud cases. Good thing it was just a dream, right?

  10. “buffoon!”

    That’s the descriptor which has eluded me all of Charlie’s 37 years in congress.

    Thank you, S & L.

  11. heykev says:

    Is there any way that one of us could start a Term Limits Amendment for all Federally elected officials? I do not see any other way of cleaning up this mess in DC. Everyone bemoans how much pork they are passing, but when it comes down to their Rep or Senator, they love it when they “bring home the bacon”. The way I see it is we can only move forward as a nation if we put limits on being an elected office holder. Maybe then they can concentrate on doing their job instead of rains money, lining their pockets or running for higher while holding another office.

  12. UndercoverInLA says:

    The Democratic Elite finanlly have what they’ve been drooling over — the spotlight, and it just may backfire on them.

    Up until now, their dark machinations have remained relatively unscrutinized. Hopefully the bright light of political celebrity that people like Pelosi, Reid & Rangel preen in today will ultimately expose the many ways they abuse their offices and abuse the American people.

    While I’m hopeful it will, I’m fearful that it won’t happen in time.

  13. Confucius says:

    Of course Mr. Rangel doesn’t know what’s in the stimulus bill. He also doesn’t know what’s in a 1040 or dictionary.

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