Apparently, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) was none too pleased with what Vice President Cheney told me during our interview yesterday on Kudlow & Company.
According to the front page of today’s New York Post, Rangel took umbrage with Cheney’s assertion that Mr. Rangel was a committed tax hiker who would not hesitate to raise taxes.
Here’s what Mr. Cheney told me:
“If Charlie Rangel ends up as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, he’s said as much, that he doesn’t believe there’s a single one of the Bush tax cuts that ought to be extended. And I think that would be bad for the economy. I don’t know if the stock market would like it. I don’t think they would…So if a man like Charlie Rangel were to be chairman of the committee, and sitting there with the gavel, all he has to do is not act, just don’t call up the legislation, and there’ll be a big tax increase.”
Here’s what Rangel told the NY Post:
“He’s such a real son of a bitch, he just enjoys a confrontation,” Rangel fumed, describing himself as “warm and personable.” Rangel said Cheney may need to go to “rehab” for “whatever personality deficit he may have suffered.”
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