Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) will stand trial on ethics charges after a House panel accused him Thursday of multiple violations.
The veteran lawmaker will challenge the findings in an open hearing.
The news of Rangel’s trial comes at a bad time for Democrats, who are hoping to retain control of Congress this fall.
The House ethics committee stated it has launched a [Read more...]
By William Tate, American Thinker
Sure, it sounds like a trick question. Or the setup line for a joke:
Why do ethics cost more in the Obama White House?
– Because they’re so hard to find.
But the question is one of many that spring to mind after reviewing the most recent list of White House salaries.
On his first day in office, Obama announced that he would freeze salaries of White House employees making $100,000 or more, and the mainstream media trumpeted the announcement as a supposed example of their hero’s fiscal responsibility. The Washington Post even calculated the amount that the "freeze" would save taxpayers: over $443,000 dollars a year. The Post, and the rest of the Obamaton media, portrayed the announcement — described as Obama’s first act in office — as a symbolic tightening of the belt.
But when Obama got around to actually reporting White House salaries, as required by law, the numbers told a far different story. Instead of tightening his belt, Obama was buying a bigger, fatter, and far more expensive one.