Last night, New York Rep Charlie Rangel made his way to Colin's favorite fair and balanced news channel to sit down with Sean Hannity and Hannity's hair to talk taxes.
Newsbusters has the transcript:
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: Out of every dollar one of those rich people in New York make, how much should they be able to keep?
CONGRESSMAN CHARLES RANGEL (D-NEW YORK): Well, it depends on what the tax rates are, and that's what we're trying to do.
HANNITY: No, after they pay state, federal, FICA…
RANGEL: I don’t really, look, if you make yourself six, seven million dollars a year, I'm not going to tell you how much of that you should, because you do a lot of charity work.
HANNITY: Do you think if somebody pays 60 cents of every dollar that that’s too much?
RANGEL: Of course it's ridiculous.
HANNITY: Well if you live in New York, that's what you pay.
RANGEL: Well, I don't think that we're here to define what the tax code is going to be.
HANNITY: But that's the reality. That’s what it is now.
RANGEL: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
HANNITY: Yeah, yeah.
RANGEL: No, if you take a, if you really take a look at the rich people that we have in this country, most of them don't pay any taxes at all.
HANNITY: Okay, I pay 60 cents of every dollar.
RANGEL: Well, it means that you need yourself a good accountant, that’s all that means. [Laughs]
HANNITY: Listen, Charlie, if I used your accountant I'd be on the verge of getting in trouble in Congress. Now let’s be honest.
Har har, very funny Hannity! I wanted to find a link to include about Rangel's tax problems but I couldn't find one that wasn't on Michelle Malkin or The Blaze, sorry. However, if you recall Rangel addressing the American people on CNN after his censure, he basically blamed his accountant for his tax problems. Or rather, his own failure to double-check his accountant's work.