Commentary by Kay B. Day
Not surprisingly, Democrats shot down an effort by House Republicans to pass a resolution calling for removing Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) from his chairmanship of the House Ways and Means committee. By this action and others, it is entirely possible Democrats have indirectly banned punishment for tax infractions. Bear with me as I have some fun explaining my position. I believe the jails could be emptied of all tax evaders immediately, in fact.