Charlie Rangel Plays the Jesus Card on the National Debt


You know, because Charlie Rangel is an expert on morality. Via the Pirate’s Cove, what would Jesus do? Why, according to Charlie Rangel, Jesus would advocate piling up massive debt that will take generations to pay off, if it ever gets paid.

In what seemed more like a Sunday church service than a Capitol Hill press conference, Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., called out for his fellow lawmakers and all Americans to do “the Lord’s work” as a solution to fixing the debt ceiling.

“These are not political questions,” Rangel asserted. “These are moral questions.”

The raspy-voiced congressman urged spiritual leaders to highlight the role federal programs including Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security play in protecting the vulnerable, sick and poor despite Washington’s concern about the $14.3 trillion deficit.

“Why don’t you call your pastor, your rabbi, your imam? There has to be a moral answer,” Rangel preached to reporters. It was just a year ago that the former chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee was censured by his colleagues for various ethical violations. …

Whatever happened to “Teach a man to fish?” Now it’s give the man all the fish he can eat, and whatever else he desires, at the expense of someone else.

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