Tuesday, July 15, 2008

How Charlie Rangel funds his "Monument to Me"

I'd posted on NYC/Harlem Congressman Charlie Rangel just a couple of days ago. His sweet rent controlled real estate might be none of our business yet surely his partially taxpayer funded Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service is. That he's soliciting donations on Congressional stationary is bad enough. To direct fundraising pitches to those appearing before his House Ways and Means Committee makes it all the worse. The Gray Lady's Christopher Lee provides the reporting. That the Rangel Center is at the City College of New York softens the blow somewhat but not enough. I'm admittedly rather partisan here. I am, however, I hope equally frustrated by how those allegedly looking out for our interests so often seem to be looking out for either their own concerns or that of those which already have wealth and/or power. John Gunn

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