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Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital for surgery for pancreatic -- That is breaking news Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the hospital treatment for pancreatic cancer that's just -- More outrage it comes from the US House of Representatives -- congressman is fed up with the double standard of the political class some of whom have not been paying their taxes specifically.
He's talking about how.
Rangel of New York.
Who never declared 75000 dollars in income from a rental house he owns in the Dominican Republic.
Joining me now is congressman John Carter Republican of Texas who says among other things.
Rangel should relinquish his chairmanship of the house Ways and Means Committee told -- the welcome of the program.
That -- unite as a very powerful tax writing committee.
What did he why is he not been taken off that committee is not paying your taxes.
Elaborate I -- let me -- -- -- I respect chairman Rangel but the the allegations are so serious.
That it's to me it's the proper thing to do you plan to step down until the allegations are taking care of and resolved through the ethics committee which is that is far protecting these things out in the house and it's been alone -- made some promises that haven't been kept.
And it's just time that he should step down temporarily if necessary to get this done.
So Tom Daschle stepped down meant to kill to step down they would not paying that taxes.
Why do you think congressman Rangel is getting special treatment.
What he paid he paid some back taxes that were almost ten years old.
But he didn't pay any penalties and interest.
Today and I've been assess and I think.
That the average folks back home they know that when they get in the situation even for small amount of back taxes.
They are always says that -- the actors I think that if people back home are not treated that way.
No one that that is selected -- them to come up here.
Should be given special treatment.
So why I have talked about the Rangel rule but why is he getting special treatment I heat is getting special treatment this is a double standard why -- him is he's so powerful.
Well that's a question that that I think we have to ask and that's what we're trying to put some I don't right now why does he get special treatment when.
I got back in Texas or got an Ohio who -- he has his in the same situation.
Has to pay penalties and it's yeah -- it's a real issue that I think is important to the American people.
Yet you come up with the I think maybe tongue in cheek the Rangel rule is I believe now is that I what I.
If you and I don't pay out taxes we get off Scot free and -- to pay a penalty and interest without go to prison is that it.
Why you don't get off Scot free but if you if you pay your taxes the back taxes you and you write Rangel rule the bottom of the have you or your tax form.
Then you should be treated like Charlie Rangel what you mean you don't -- penalty and interest.
Now I've written to chuck the chairman of the latter and had suggested that he asked them to gladness that -- -- take care.
But it was ignored Miami I was doing to get in good faith.
So now I really think with the issue that he hasn't brought us the oddity promise.
And he had and and -- got these tax issues.
It is distracting from what the from the credibility of the Ways and Means Committee I think -- doing it tongue in cheek I think you're gonna ambassador try to embarrass the Democrats in congress but you know we understand politics I would say I was practice congressman John come up.
Half and sought out a topic Republican Texas I joining us British citizen.
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