Well, the fun continues, evidently:
Charlie Rangel, a NY Congressman, and incidentally, The House Ways and Means Committee Chairman, went on a three-day conference paid for by a number of powerful corporations early last month on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin.
Members of Congress are required to seek prior written permission to take free multi-day trips and file reports listing all financial sponsors within two weeks of each trip.
While Rangel failed to do so, it gets better still; one of the three sponsors was Citigroup;
Wait a minute! Weren’t they the financial institution that has received, cumulatively, 45 billion in tax payer, bailout dollars? And how ironic, The House Ways and Means Committee has jurisdiction over legislation, methods, and means of raising revenue for the use of the government.
Isn’t it lovely?
Well, hopefully Charlie got a nice tan out of it.
Perhaps some executives at Citigroup joined the fiesta.
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