See, foreigners have a tendency to speak bizarre and obscure languages like Spanish, and so it's impossible to check on the status of your investments in their odd countries. And then where will you be?
Representative Charles B. Rangel said on Wednesday that “cultural and language barriers” prevented him from understanding the finances of his Dominican Republic beachfront house, and vowed to repay several thousand dollars in federal taxes he owes after failing to report $75,000 in rental income from the villa.
At a Capitol Hill press conference during which he seemed to take turns being remorseful and defiant, the congressman said he was not aware of the unreported income and unpaid taxes, in part because he had trouble getting detailed financial statements from the resort’s managers in the Dominican Republic.
“Every time I thought I was getting somewhere, they’d start speaking Spanish,” Mr. Rangel told reporters.
Emphasis mine, abject cretinism Rangel's.
But you can sympathize. Where would he find someone who speaks Spanish?
Rangel's district, the smallest in the country in geographic size, encompasses Upper Manhattan and includes such neighborhoods as Harlem, Spanish Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood, and part of the Upper West Side, as well as a small portion of Queens in the neighborhood of Astoria.
Hmm. Will Rangel re-evaluate past positions?
Why this country would believe as we try to expand trade and improve the quality of life all of the people in the hemisphere that we now have to say English only . . . .
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