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George Jung
07-11-2008, 01:10 PM
Anyone catch this story? Not a lot of mayhem, but it is an election year! I'm trying to think of Lil's lil' ditty; how's it go?
Oh yeah - 'It's okay when Democrats do it....' :D
Right? Have I got that right? Doesn't sound quite correct...

For Rangel, Four Rent-Stabilized Apartments - NYTimes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/11/nyregion/11rangel.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

While aggressive evictions are reducing the number of rent-stabilized apartments in New York, Representative Charles B. Rangel (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/r/charles_b_rangel/index.html?inline=nyt-per) is enjoying four of them, including three adjacent units on the 16th floor overlooking Upper Manhattan in a building owned by one of New York’s premier real estate developers.
(javascript:pop_me_up2('http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2008/07/11/nyregion/11rangel_CA3.ready.html', '11rangel_CA3_ready', 'width=720,height=600,scrollbars=yes,toolbars=no,r esizable=yes'))Mr. Rangel, the powerful Democrat who is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, uses his fourth apartment, six floors below, as a campaign office, despite state and city regulations that require rent-stabilized apartments to be used as a primary residence.

“There are families who manage to get two, when one tenant marries another, things like that,” said Dov Treiman, a lawyer who publishes The Housing Court Reporter, a legal trade publication. “But I’ve never heard of any tenant managing to get four.”

Some Congressional ethics experts, while saying it appears legitimate for Mr. Rangel to have one rent-stabilized apartment, question whether his acceptance of the additional units may violate the House of Representatives’ ban on members’ accepting gifts of more than $100.

I guess it's not what you know, but who; and maybe, just who you are (politically speaking)

abbyj
07-11-2008, 07:35 PM
Where is Lil' Smurf-ette?

JBreeze
07-11-2008, 07:55 PM
He's still counting the 6 operating wind-powered turbines in Mass and trying to justify his statement about the operating wind farms in the state...

I think I'm going to rename my 6000 sq. ft lot as Conanicut Farms....I got a couple tomato plants growing in the backyard.

paladin
07-11-2008, 09:24 PM
Oh! Bad Karma....