Rep. Charlie Rangel, who has faced a slew of ethics complaints that range from failing to report income on a rental home in the Dominician Republican and defending a tax shelter created by his House Ways and Means Committee for what later became a contributor to a school named after him, is taking Mitt Romney to task on paying taxes.

Romney was secretly recorded telling donors that 47 percent of the country doesn’t pay any income tax (untrue, considering many pay payroll taxes and state income taxes).

This didn’t sit well with Rangel, who has been accused of renting four apartments in Harlem at below-market rates:

“Everyone pays taxes,” Rangel said in a statement. “Lower income persons pay state and local, property, excise and sales taxes. In fact, when all federal, state, and local taxes are taken into account, the bottom fifth of households pays about 16 percent of their incomes in taxes, on average. The second-poorest fifth pays about 21 percent. This is higher than what the Governor has paid in income taxes. He has absolutely no moral authority to accuse nearly half of the American people of being irresponsible and freeloaders.”