Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Maxine Waters: We're All Crooks

Ok, she didn't put it quite that way.

"Many members" of Congress suffer from the same disclosure issues as Rep. Charles Rangel (D.N.Y.), one of his allies said Wednesday.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) downplayed the seriousness of allegations against Rangel that he failed to disclose sources of income and pay taxes on some properties, saying that many lawmakers suffer from innocent lapses in judgment when filing mandatory financial disclosure forms.

Still, the "everybody's doing it" argument never worked with my mom and probably yours, either.

What kind of an argument is this, anyway? And how on earth can so many Democrats--who want to tax everybody for everything--be such deadbeats? It's not like this is the first Democrat with tax problems. But apparently, cheating is no big deal as long as you're a Democrat.