Wasnt this guy suppose to help Obama clean up Washington?

Discussion in 'Community Forum' started by maxcam, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. maxcam

    maxcam 12 pointer

    Mar 29, 2005
    House leaders squeeze Rangel

    It was disclosed Thursday that Rangel is being charged with multiple ethics violations. The ethics committee won't reveal the specific charges until next Thursday at a public meeting. However, several persons familiar with the allegations, who were not authorized to discuss them publicly, said some of the charges against Rangel, who has spent 40 years in Congress, were related to:

    • Rangel's use of official stationery to raise money for the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at City College of New York.
    • His use of four rent-subsidized apartment units in New York City. The city's rent stabilization program is supposed to apply to one's primary residence. One had been used as a campaign office, raising a separate question of whether the rent break was an improper gift.
    • Rangel's failure to report income as required on his annual financial disclosure forms. The committee had investigated his failure to report income from the lawmaker's rental unit at the Punta Cana Yacht Club in the Dominican Republic. Rangel also belatedly disclosed hundreds of thousands of dollars in investment assets.
    Sanctions can range from a damaging committee report to censure by the House and even expulsion, a punishment reserved for only the most egregious violations.
    Ironically, Rangel raised money for scores of Democratic candidates before his ethics problems surfaced. Now, many Democrats wouldn't touch a contribution from Rangel's leadership fund and might pressure him to accept the charges or even get out of his re-election race.
  2. useyourbow

    useyourbow 12 pointer

    "He who is with out sin cast the first stone"
    "There is no honor amongst thieves"
    "Birds of a feather flock together"
    "Ms. Gump your boys legs are as strong as a mule, but his back is as crooked as a southern politician"

    Enough said? Toss all the bums out, thats my attitude.
    Just say no to incumbents 2010.
  3. biggun

    biggun 8 pointer

    Sep 18, 2007
    Isn't this the politician when asked by a college paper journalist about his private vehicle being paid for by tax dollars. While the government was running out of money. That replied for him to and I quote "mind his own god damn business"!!!!! He is just the typical politician in D.C. who think we should just pay our money to them and ignore everything they do. American Aristocracy.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2010

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