Friday, March 20, 2009

What would Charlie do???

In the interest of self-preservation and the quest for enternal bliss, I have decided to alway preface tough decisions in the future with the following question:


Tax code as political weapon
Not all Democratic leaders were racing in that direction. Penalizing people with the tax code could be inappropriate, declared Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., chairman of the taxwriting Ways and Means Committee. He said, "It's difficult for me to think of the code as a political weapon."
Well, apparently, it isn't that difficult once you stick your finger up in the air and determine which way the blissful wind of ignorance is blowing.

From: Associated Content:
Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Charles Rangel, has gotten behind legislation to take away 91 percent of the AIG bonus money. Previously, Charles Rangel had been against the idea.

Why not tax the AIG bonus money at 100 percent? Charles Rangel, whose Ways and Means Committee writes all tax legislation, supposes that state and local governments would take care of theCharles Rangel and the AIG Bonus Tax rest.
Word is that Rangel was deep in negotiations last night with Calphalon One®. The company has shown interest in Rangel as new spokesman for the Teflon Infused Anodized Chefs Skillet.

"It's a perfect match." An close aid to the congressman offered anonymously. "Just look at him...nothing sticks...and he obviously loves to eat."
Ummm...there's no link on the quote...because...I made it up.