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Charlie Rangel discloses $660K more in assets
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Posted on 08/25/2009 5:54:23 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Rangel discloses $660K more in assets By: John Bresnahan August 25, 2009 08:05 PM EST

New financial disclosure reports filed by Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) show that the veteran lawmaker failed to report more than $660,000 in assets during 2007, a potential violation of House ethics rules.

Rangel, chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, also had previously stated that he sold a Florida condominium in 2007, but an amended report covering that year – filed in mid-August – now makes no mention of that transaction. It appears that Rangel no longer owns the condo as it is not listed on his 2008 financial report, filed last month.

The latest revelations on Rangel’s personal finances may prove problematic for the New York Democrat, who is already the target of a wide-ranging ethics investigation. That probe, which Rangel and House Democratic leaders had hoped would last a few months, is now coming up on its one-year anniversary.

The ethics panel is looking into Rangel’s use of several rent-stabilized apartments in a luxury Harlem apartment building, his failure to fully pay taxes on a vacation home in the Dominican Republic, and the lawmaker’s fundraising on behalf of the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at City College in New York City.

The ethics committee recently broadened the Rangel investigation to include Caribbean trips taken by Rangel and four other lawmakers. The panel is seeking to determine if the trips complied with the House’s ban on corporate-funded travel.

Rangel has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, but the new financial-disclosure reports for 2007 show at least $662,000 in previously undeclared assets held by the lawmaker.

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Just a slight oversight. Nothing here just move on (sic).
1 posted on 08/25/2009 5:54:23 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll regain belief in our corrupt legal system when this clown is in jail.

Until then, my congresscritters can bite me.


2 posted on 08/25/2009 5:55:37 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver

Charlie Rangel’s voice hurts my brain.


3 posted on 08/25/2009 5:55:50 PM PDT by exist
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To: Sub-Driver

Property of old X girl friend, you know he was just helping her out, wink,wink!!!!


4 posted on 08/25/2009 5:56:43 PM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: Sub-Driver

it’s so hard to keep track of all the lies AND all that money when he’s governing mai tai beach.


5 posted on 08/25/2009 5:57:38 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Sub-Driver
New financial disclosure reports filed by Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) show that the veteran lawmaker failed to report more than $660,000 in assets during 2007, a potential violation of House ethics rules.

Ethics?

We don't need no stinkin' ethics, THAT'S racist!

6 posted on 08/25/2009 5:59:23 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver

Crook!

“This leadership team will create the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history” - Speaker-Elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Press Release, November 16, 2006


7 posted on 08/25/2009 5:59:33 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver

The same Charlie Rangel who can’t afford a rent-controlled apartment.


8 posted on 08/25/2009 6:00:09 PM PDT by wastedyears (Genesis, Sega CD and Saturn work, and my 360 red rings after 2 and a half years.)
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To: exist
Charlie Rangel’s voice hurts my brain.

Racist...

9 posted on 08/25/2009 6:00:11 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Voter62vb
it’s so hard to keep track of all the lies AND all that money when he’s governing mai tai beach.

Racist.../s

10 posted on 08/25/2009 6:01:13 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS
Racist...

Charlie Rangl's voice sounds like it has cancer.

11 posted on 08/25/2009 6:01:25 PM PDT by exist
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To: kcvl
Crook!

Alas, racist! /s

12 posted on 08/25/2009 6:02:10 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: wastedyears
The same Charlie Rangel who can’t afford a rent-controlled apartment.

Because he's black right?

That's racist..../s ~

13 posted on 08/25/2009 6:04:20 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

LOL


14 posted on 08/25/2009 6:07:23 PM PDT by wastedyears (Genesis, Sega CD and Saturn work, and my 360 red rings after 2 and a half years.)
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To: Sub-Driver
C'Mon folks ... this is just Charlie being Charlie ... an honest mistake!

/sarc

15 posted on 08/25/2009 6:08:19 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: Sub-Driver

Just the racist Republicans stirring up trouble again!

/sarc

16 posted on 08/25/2009 6:08:31 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the Defense of the Indefensible)
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To: EGPWS
Racist.../s

How can it be racist? He's < gasp>white< /gasp>

17 posted on 08/25/2009 6:08:47 PM PDT by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: Sub-Driver

Speaking of Democrat criminals, has anyone seen a “Tax-Cheat Geitner” (dollar) bill yet?


18 posted on 08/25/2009 6:09:57 PM PDT by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: EGPWS

Isn’t he at least Half white? Much like our current president?


19 posted on 08/25/2009 6:12:19 PM PDT by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: Sub-Driver
The Honorable Lady from California will surely be demanding a thorough investigation followed by summary expulsion.
20 posted on 08/25/2009 6:12:49 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: EGPWS
Charlie Rangel’s voice hurts my brain.

Racist...

ROTFLMAO


21 posted on 08/25/2009 6:13:41 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: trussell
How can it be racist? He's < gasp>white< /gasp>

White?

That's racist.

Sorry Chuck.....YOU started it you most formidable racist ba$tard!!

22 posted on 08/25/2009 6:14:37 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver
THE MORE THINGS CHANGE THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME

adam clayton powell

Ultimately, Powell used up his political currency. Members of the House, happy to find a reason to silence him, expelled him for pocketing congressional employment paychecks to his wife, and for taking junkets abroad with female staffers. The fighter in him took the case all the way to the Supreme Court. He won back his seat. Even then, he was docked $25,000 to repay the illegal kickback. But the people of Harlem grew tired of Powell's unbelievable record of roll call absences and endless litigations. In 1970, they finally voted him out. Two years later, he died of prostate cancer at the age of 63.

In January 1967, following allegations that Powell had misappropriated Committee funds for his personal use and other corruption allegations, the House Democratic Caucus stripped Powell of his committee chairmanship. The full House refused to seat him until completion of an investigation by the Judiciary Committee. In March the House voted 307 to 116 to exclude him. Powell won the special election in April to fill the vacancy caused by his exclusion, but did not take his seat.

By the mid-1960s Powell was being increasingly criticized for mismanagement of the committee budget, taking trips abroad at public expense, including travel to his retreat on the Bahamian isle of Bimini, and missing sittings of his committee. He was also under fire in his district, where his refusal to pay a slander judgment made him subject to arrest. He spent increasing amounts of time in Florida and displayed his wealth more than was wise for a Congressman representing a poor district. In June 1970 he was defeated in the Democratic primary by Charles B. Rangel , who has represented the area ever since. Powell failed to get on the ballot for the November election as an independent. He resigned as minister at the Abyssinian Baptist Church and moved to Bimini.

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23 posted on 08/25/2009 6:14:48 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Da Coyote

Until then, my congresscritters can bite me.
+++++++++++++

Right. We do not currently have any justice at the national level in this nation. It is a sad reality. Hopefully, as we move the pendulum back from the socialist abyss, some of that will change.


24 posted on 08/25/2009 6:15:08 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try TRAITORS.))
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To: kcvl

“This leadership team will create the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history” - Speaker-Elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Press Release, November 16, 2006
+++++++++++++++++

That’s gotta be the biggest crock full of crap anyone has ever uttered.


25 posted on 08/25/2009 6:16:15 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try TRAITORS.))
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To: Sub-Driver

Poor Charlie! Now I understand why he needed three rent controlled apartments!


26 posted on 08/25/2009 6:17:15 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: trussell
Isn’t he at least Half white? Much like our current president?

The bottoms of his feet and the top of his aged head.

27 posted on 08/25/2009 6:17:35 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver

This guy is toast after 2010.....


28 posted on 08/25/2009 6:18:04 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Gay State Conservative

The Honorable Lady from California will surely be demanding a thorough investigation followed by summary expulsion.
++++++++++++++++

Except for the guy with the freezer money (Jeffereson) has this stinkin congress done any investigation of its own that had any consequence?

What a joke they are - and corrupt as the day is long.


29 posted on 08/25/2009 6:18:45 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try TRAITORS.))
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To: Sub-Driver

Give old Charlie the “Ted Treatment”.

Don’t forget to call him old, senile or “out of touch” - you know, the whole ball of wax.


30 posted on 08/25/2009 6:18:50 PM PDT by ASOC (Cave quid dicis, quando, et cui)
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To: Sub-Driver

How many times does Charlie have to say it? TAXES ARE FOR “THE RICH”, THE REPUBLICANS AND THE CHUMPS.


31 posted on 08/25/2009 6:20:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (January 20th, 2013)
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To: Reagan69
Speaking of Democrat criminals, has anyone seen a “Tax-Cheat Geitner” (dollar) bill yet?

Hah!

Geithner will commemorate the 1 million dollar bill.

32 posted on 08/25/2009 6:20:50 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just Geithnernomics.


33 posted on 08/25/2009 6:28:21 PM PDT by A message (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days until Jim Thompson is President)
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To: EGPWS
Geithner will commemorate the 1 million dollar bill.

and a million dollars will buy you a loaf of bread.

34 posted on 08/25/2009 6:41:04 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey - ask Gates - the rules don’t apply to dem elites...


35 posted on 08/25/2009 6:44:34 PM PDT by GOPJ (Journalists - - stenographers for Democrats - it wasn't always that way...)
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To: Sub-Driver
For more, check out National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC)

They do EXCELLENT work and have been on top of the Rangel story.

36 posted on 08/25/2009 7:03:08 PM PDT by Ooh-Ah
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To: Sub-Driver
If some people want to get elected to congress all they need to say is, "Power in Washington causes corruption!! Look at all the men and women who have either gone to prison or have been charged with ethics violations.

How does a person who is of average means get to own houses in foreign countries and homes in three locations on a salary of $150,000 a year? They can earn no outside income from any type of other work, they are not able to get speaking fees...how do they get rich? The answer is corruption and it will end when we make Washington less powerful over the lives of Americans."

37 posted on 08/25/2009 7:17:52 PM PDT by q_an_a
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To: exist

Whenever I hear his voice, I imagine that he must stink of stale cigar smoke and B.O.


38 posted on 08/25/2009 7:20:14 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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The latest revelations on Rangel’s personal finances may prove problematic for the New York Democrat,

Heh.

Not unless it results in his incarceration. The drooling moron dems in his district would re-elect him no matter what.

Proving once again that the opposition party's idiocy is outdone only by their avarice.

39 posted on 08/25/2009 7:20:53 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just the other day I found about $600k in some pants in my closet.

Then I realized that I’m not a Democrat so it couldn’t be possible and I woke up.


40 posted on 08/25/2009 7:27:52 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (Kenya? Kenya? Kenya just show us the birth certificate?)
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To: Sub-Driver
"New financial disclosure reports filed by Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) show that the veteran lawmaker failed to report more than $660,000 in assets during 2007, a potential violation of House ethics rules."

Boy, there sure are a lot of potential violations of House ethics rules these days.....NANCY!
41 posted on 08/25/2009 7:32:00 PM PDT by ljco (If Medicare isn't good enough for Obama's kids, it isn't good enough for mine!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Amazing how wealthy all of these criminals in Congress are. He “overlooked” almost 3/4 million dollars in assets. Our government is so corrupt, we really need to throw them all out and start over and go back to the Constitution that they have all but decimated.
42 posted on 08/25/2009 7:37:29 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: Sub-Driver

Must have been flippin’ the sofa cushions.


43 posted on 08/25/2009 8:01:11 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: smokingfrog

Rounding error!


44 posted on 08/25/2009 8:02:20 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Sub-Driver

It makes me sick that the laws don’t apply to black legislators. What a farce......


45 posted on 08/25/2009 8:06:22 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Sub-Driver

they will do nothing to him yet again .........


46 posted on 08/25/2009 8:16:16 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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I read that Rangel has a gigantic slush fund from lobbyists, the biggest in Congress, because he is head of Ways and Means. All industries are afraid of him.


47 posted on 08/25/2009 9:09:58 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: exist
Charlie Rangel’s voice hurts my brain.

Charlie Rangel’s corruption hurts my soul.

48 posted on 08/25/2009 9:33:58 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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Please NEW YORKERS - RANGEL is SO obviously and completely CORRUPT!

NY and the Nation - deserve much better than this con man.

Please - VOTE - RANGEL OUT! and elect someone who actually “represents” your state and the national interests (rather just than his own).

How LONG must you let this pathetic crook give NY and the Nation the bird?

VOTE HIM OUT!


49 posted on 08/25/2009 9:41:07 PM PDT by Altera (Plz see, "Culture of Corruption" by Michelle Malkin)
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So easy to forget about $660K in assets. (/sarcasm)


50 posted on 08/25/2009 9:50:30 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
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