"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."I want to tell you, there are many members who, if you go back over all of their records, over all of the years, you're going to find that there were disclosures that were not made," Waters said during an appearance on MSNBC Wednesday morning.Essentially Maxine Waters argues that we should look the other way and not be concerned about Charlie because they are all criminals anyway-so what's the difference? Err, well Maxine how about if our elected politicians start following the rules? I know.....how silly of me.
Considering Charlie Rangel holds one of the most powerful positions in Washington and considering he is the head of a committee in the House thru which all things tax and budget for the entire country must pass, you would think honesty and integrity would be of the utmost importance.
Uh, guess not to Maxine.