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Old 02-25-2010, 05:58 PM
 
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The House ethics panel has found Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) accepted trips to the Caribbean "in violation of House rules that forbid hidden financing by corporations." Besides the Caribbean trips issue, Rangel is guilty of failing to report hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of assets on his taxes. Also, he had to pay $10,000 in back taxes on income from a rental villa in the Dominican Republic that he failed to report on his tax return and disclosures. Finally, Rangel is also reportedly renting four rent-controlled apartments in the same Harlem building, a violation of house rules.


AP: Ethics Panel Finds Rangel Broke House Rules | TPMMuckraker
House Ethics Committee Finds Charles Rangel (http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/rnr/1618070961.html - broken link)
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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they need to look closer at all the politicians, on both side of the fence...

Don't you ever wonder why someone will spend a few million to get a job that pays a couple hundered thousand?
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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That's just on ONE issue. The others are still pending, the most troublesome in my opinion.
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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they need to look closer at all the politicians, on both side of the fence...

Don't you ever wonder why someone will spend a few million to get a job that pays a couple hundered thousand?
Yep! The "pay" is nowhere near equal to the "payoff."
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:33 PM
 
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But the Black Caucus will defend him regardless. Oh nooooo........they can't say," You are effecting the integrity of the caucus". No....they will play the race card and excuse his actions. Watch....
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:37 PM
 
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As to whether or not he should step down, that should be up to the voters in his district. As some conservatives here like to say, "Let the people decide."
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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A not so strange from the left. had this bene a republican they would be screaming like preschoolers
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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As to whether or not he should step down, that should be up to the voters in his district. As some conservatives here like to say, "Let the people decide."
No it really shouldn't.
His conduct has a direct impact on the entire country.
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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If treason prospers, none dare call it treason...
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:49 PM
 
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Our world is run by corporations who buy Congress. Rangel just isn't a very bright guy who got to his position based on racial and military sympathy, and got caught. Moral outrage at his actions are cute, but show a kind of naivete that renders you unserious.
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