Things are not looking good for Charlie Rangel. The NY Times is reporting that he is claiming that “cultural and language barriers” got in the way of him paying taxes properly on some property in the Dominican Republic.
That's absurd. Charlie Rangel is the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. He should be a world-class expert on paying taxes. This does not look good. I doubt it's criminal, and I think we should wait for the results of the ethics committe investigation, but he needs to be more careful.