Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Rangel Calls in Sick

Calling in corrupt

Real shocker here. Charlie Rangel missed more house votes than anyone in the New York delegation. I guess lounging on the beach, avoiding taxes and maintaining four rent-controlled apartments takes more time than he thought it would.
Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel missed more votes than any other New York House member, according to a study released by Congressional Quarterly.

Rangel, 78, missed 16 percent of House votes in 2008, partly due to a hospital stay last spring, while the state's full delegation missed an average of only 5 percent of House votes.

Second to Rangel was disgraced Staten Island Rep. Vito Fossella with 13 percent. He missed dozens of votes last May after his arrest for drunken driving and subsequent revelations about his mistress and love child.
At least Fossella's now out of Congress. We can only hope Rangel soon joins him in political retirement.

Maybe since he missed 16% of the votes he should give back 16% of his salary?

OK, stop laughing.

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