Friday, November 10, 2006

Rangel Goes After Cheney

This is a good first step.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., said Thursday he plans to evict Dick Cheney from an office the vice president uses on Capitol Hill.

That office has been historically designated for the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.

Last week, Rangel called Cheney a "son of a bitch" after the vice president said the gravel-voiced New Yorker "doesn't understand how the economy works."

Rangel later said he should have confronted Cheney in private.
Sure, confront him in private...investigate his ass is public, if you please.

BTW, Cheney is on record saying that most responsible of economic things, "deficits don't matter." [1]

Sorry, but the VP can't be impeached fast enough. For the good of the country and the world, he should step down.

Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill was told "deficits don't matter" when he warned of a looming fiscal crisis.

O'Neill, fired in a shakeup of Bush's economic team in December 2002, raised objections to a new round of tax cuts and said the president balked at his more aggressive plan to combat corporate crime after a string of accounting scandals because of opposition from "the corporate crowd," a key constituency.

O'Neill said he tried to warn Vice President Dick Cheney that growing budget deficits-expected to top $500 billion this fiscal year alone-posed a threat to the economy. Cheney cut him off. "You know, Paul, Reagan proved deficits don't matter," he said, according to excerpts. Cheney continued: "We won the midterms (congressional elections). This is our due." A month later, Cheney told the Treasury secretary he was fired.
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