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November 09, 2006

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Charlie Rangel: "Who The Hell Want's To Live In Mississippi"?

NY congressman says no offense intended with Mississippi remark

JACKSON, Miss. - A Democratic congressman from New York says he wasn't trying to insult Mississippi in published remarks Thursday, but a Republican colleague from Mississippi says Rep. Charles Rangel should apologize to the state.

Rangel, D-N.Y., was quoted in a Thursday article in The New York Times, saying: "Mississippi gets more than their fair share back in federal money, but who the hell wants to live in Mississippi?"

Rep. Chip Pickering, R-Miss., issued a news release criticizing Rangel's words.

"I hope his remarks are not the kind of insults, slander, and defamation that Mississippians will come to expect from the Democrat leadership in Washington, D.C.," Pickering said.

Elbert Garcia, Rangel's press secretary in New York, said Rangel had received calls Thursday about the Mississippi quote.

Garcia e-mailed The Associated Press a response from Rangel: "I certainly don't mean to offend anyone, I just love New York so much that I can't understand why everyone wouldn't want to live here."

In midterm elections this week, Democrats captured control of the U.S. House and Senate for the first time in a dozen years.

..............................Charlie Rangel D-NY


Rangel is the ranking Democrat on Ways and Means, and is in line to become chairman of the powerful tax-writing committee. The New York Times article was about how the New York congressional delegation gained political clout in the midterm elections. Rangel said, among other things, that he wants to direct more federal money to his state.

Pickering was elected to the House in 1996 and for the first time will be a member of the minority party in Congress.

Mississippi is one of the poorest states in the nation and gets back more from the federal government than it pays for many programs. For example, Mississippi has one of the highest federal matching rates for Medicaid, getting back nearly $3 in federal money for every $1 of state money in the program that helps pay for health care for the needy, aged, blind and disabled, and for low-income families with children.

Mississippi also has received billions of dollars in federal relief since Hurricane Katrina struck on Aug. 29, 2005, destroying tens of thousands of homes and businesses and causing damage more than 150 miles inland.

Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., has been chairman of the Appropriations Committee, but will lose that position as Democrats take over the Senate majority.

Taylor laughed as he responded to Rangel's comments about Mississippi. Taylor was stationed in New York when he was a young man in the Coast Guard. He said some New Yorkers "are stuck up about their home."

"You can tell him I want to live in Mississippi and wild elephants and tigers and bears couldn't keep me from living in Mississippi," Taylor said. "Hurricane Katrina couldn't keep me from building back here."

Story Here

Congressman Want's Apology
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Well here we go, the first slam from the Democrats. It wont be long before the Voters realize what they have done.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As if you want to live in Mississippi.

Actually, my father, a great traveller, always said that he'd never been anywhere in this great country of ours (and now an even greater country) that didn't have something to recommend it.

November 10, 2006 7:44 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Anon,

As if you want to live in Mississippi.

Actually, my father, a great traveller, always said that he'd never been anywhere in this great country of ours (and now an even greater country) that didn't have something to recommend it.

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Have you ever been to Mississippi? I have, it's quite beautiful! I have been through the entire South and next to Alabama, Mississippi is gorgeous!

November 10, 2006 8:27 AM  
Anonymous mudkitty said...

I intend to go. I love the south.

November 10, 2006 10:11 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Mudkitty,

I intend to go. I love the south.
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Better hope the south Loves you lol, they are heavily armed down there!

November 10, 2006 10:23 AM  
Anonymous mudkitty said...

I've never had a problem in the south...you're not painting a pretty picture...almost threatening...

November 10, 2006 5:54 PM  
Anonymous mudkitty said...

So, do you want to live in Mississippi?

November 10, 2006 5:54 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Mudkitty,

I've never had a problem in the south...you're not painting a pretty picture...almost threatening...
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I hadnt realized you had even been in the south as a matter of fact you said "You intend to go", and I am just letting you in on a fact, THEY DONT LIKE LIBERALS DOWN SOUTH!!! I'm not being threatening, I'm just telling you if you go down south and start taking about raising taxes, and all that crap you on the left talk, they may SHOOT YOUR ASS!!!

November 10, 2006 8:47 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Mudkitty,

So, do you want to live in Mississippi?
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I wouldnt mind a bit!! If I could get my whole family to move along with me I would Love to move to Mississippi.

How about you?

To Country for ya?

November 10, 2006 8:51 PM  
Anonymous mudkitty said...

If I were to buy property in the Tennesee hollers, you'ld never hear from me again.

November 11, 2006 6:52 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Mudkitty,

If I were to buy property in the Tennesee hollers, you'ld never hear from me again.
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LMAO!

November 11, 2006 7:31 AM  
Anonymous Dawn said...

He should apologise.

November 11, 2006 1:26 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Dawn,

He should apologise.
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Yes he should, but dont hold your breathe!

November 12, 2006 12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say good bye to your tax cuts and hello to higher tax bills.

November 12, 2006 6:46 PM  

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