Wishing no harm to anyone. RIP Mr Rostenkowski
Last election the effort was made to paint only Republicans as ethically challenged.
Rosty was a billboard for dirty politics and ethical challenge.
Where is Powers Lake?
I was born/raised in Wisconsin & I never heard of this place.
Justice has been served.
We can choose the Way(s) but not the Means whereby we enter into Heaven — or not!
For those who may not remember, Rosty was pardoned by President Clintion, after he’d served his sentence.
How ironic that things keep popping to remind us about how crooked the RATS are. - Conveniently - so close to the election!
The crooked RATS today make the 'old timers' look like pikers!
Charlie Rangel ,take a close look at the Ghost of Christmas Future.
Well Rosty and Ted Stevens can play poker with taxpayer dollars now until the last trumpet. They sure collected enough of them.
RIP Rosty. He seemed like one of those guys who would have made an awsome neighbor(scandals aside).
Speaking about scandals, the post office/congressional bank checking hoolabaloo was an all-time classic.
Should be interesting to see the comparison of memorials and remembrances between Stevens and Rosty, especially in the press and official Washington.
He was just keeping that prison seat warm for you, Charlie.
Hope that the Chicago funeral doesn’t interfere with any of Obama’s many vacations.
rose to be chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and went to prison in disgrace... died at his summer home in Powers Lake, Wis... represented his Chicago 5th Congressional District in Congress for 36 years, rising to head the powerful tax-writing Ways and Means Committee that rewrote the 1986 U.S. tax code. The son of 32nd Ward Democratic Alderman... first elected to the House of Representatives in 1958... indicted on 17 counts ranging from mail and wire fraud to obstruction of justice, including hiring ghost payrollers and maintaining political slush funds... pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud for misusing taxpayer funds by lying about minor expense account rule violations governing postage stamps and office chairs... once known as Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley's man in Washington, he was defeated in his re-election effort by Republican Michael Patrick Flanagan... and was pardoned by President Bill Clinton in 2000.I just edited out "a political neophyte who served one term in the House," because it made it appear that MPF was the one who was pardoned. And that's exactly what the "news" source intended everyone to think. This obit is a see-sawing mess, and whomever wrote it doesn't belong in journalism. Thanks xzins.
Rosty, the pol only IL could love! But Bob Dole often said nice things about him too. I don’t know if Rosty responded in kind.
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Having said that, Rosty (as W&M Chairman) & Tip O’ Neill played a huge role in escalating the federal deficit in the 1980s. Instead of cutting spending to accompany the Reagan tax cuts, they ramped it up.
Reaganomics is often unfairly blamed for the deficits; in reality, it was the Donkey-dominated House that should bear much of the blame (just like the Newt-led House of the 90s should be credited with the magical “Clinton surplus”).
When he was in Congress he sure never tired telling the American people how hard liberal congress creatures work and how pressure laden were their decisions. Great Caesar’s Ghost! What a windbag he was!