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Friday, March 17, 2006

Rangel's Meek Cadi

Not So Cheap

In the world of completely useless expenditures on behalf of the taxpayers are these:

Charles Rangel, Dean of the NY State Congressional Delegation, is driven around his 16-square mile district in a Cadillac Sedan Deville that costs us taxpayers about $1,000 a month.

And even worse is Queens Rep. Greg Meeks who drives a Lexus at a cost of $1,062.85 a month.

Just as a point of comparison, former Mayoral candidate and Queens Representative Anthony Weiner leases a Chevy Impala, which costs us $219 a month.

The edit heads at the Daily News chime in today about this nonsense.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlie Rangel is the Dean of the New York State congressional delegation and is ranking member on US House Ways and Means Committe.

7:23 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:23 Your point being that he is entitled to waste taxpayer money on this kind of nonsense? Legislators are not royalty. The idea that they are entitled to a lavish lifestyle because they are in elective office is corrupting. It is especially troubling when so many non-electeds do not have medical coverage and there are a huge amount of crucial needs that supposedly are unmet due to lack of funds.

3:41 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Daily News and Backroomie are right to point out Rangel's excessive use of tax payer money. However, Backroomie's insinuation that Rangel is confined to "drive around his 16 square mile district" is pure yellow journalism.

3:52 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do we pay for ANY congress members, or any elected officials for that matter, to have cars? They should be responsible for paying for their own cars. If they were forced to occasionally utilize our public transportation system I don't think that would hurt either. Then maybe they'd have a clue about where some real reforms and help are needed!

5:46 PM


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