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Sorry, Charlie - Rangel must step aside as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Washington Post ^ | September 3, 2009

Posted on 09/03/2009 8:08:52 AM PDT by La Lydia

For politicians with major bad news to make public, there's no time like the dead of August to do it....the public won't remember a thing come September. We hope Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) will have no such luck. His belated revelation of previously unreported income, property and bank accounts demands that he step aside as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Mr. Rangel's amended financial disclosure form, which exposes omissions from his 2002 through 2006 records, is a treasure trove of outrage. He neglected to report a checking account with the Congressional Federal Credit Union and one with Merrill Lynch, each valued between $250,000 and $500,000; the tens of thousands of dollars he's earning from dividends from a number of mutual funds and stocks; and the money made from the sale of a Harlem townhouse. As a result, Mr. Rangel's reported net worth doubled, from between $516,015 and $1,316,000 to between $1,028,024 and $2,495,000.

We called on Mr. Rangel to resign his coveted post last November...Mind you, that committee already was looking into his using official stationery to raise funds for that pet project, paying below-market rents on four Harlem apartments, failing to report income from a Florida condominium sale and failing to pay taxes on a home in the Dominican Republic. There's another subcommittee investigation into lobbyist-paid trips by Mr. Rangel and four other members of Congress.

Much is expected of elected officials. Much more is expected and demanded of those entrusted with chairmanships...Mr. Rangel has violated that trust continually and seemingly without care.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 111th; corruptdems; corruption; cultureofcorruption; pelosi; rangel; taxes
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Bad news when even the corruption-tolerant, lying Washington Post decides you've crossed the line.
1 posted on 09/03/2009 8:08:52 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
This POS crook must go to jail just like you or I would.

Call your elected officials...complaign to high-heaven.

2 posted on 09/03/2009 8:11:34 AM PDT by blam
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To: La Lydia

The Dems must have decided that Charlie must go. Probably to get someone else who will be even more compliant than Charlie. The WP is just another organ of the Dem Party.


3 posted on 09/03/2009 8:11:47 AM PDT by kabar
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To: La Lydia

finally.

Too bad they think a college thesis 20 years ago is more important.


4 posted on 09/03/2009 8:12:22 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: La Lydia
How intolerant of you, Washington Post Editorial Board!

Theres nobody in the world I'd rather have write tax policy for the whole country, than Charlie Rangel. He's as honest as the day is long! A couple mistakes ain't nothin!

5 posted on 09/03/2009 8:12:42 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: La Lydia

Talk about mixed feelings. I think I would rather have the crook Rangle then the next in line Stark who is a raving lunatic.


6 posted on 09/03/2009 8:12:43 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: neverdem

“Boot his dumb @$$ out ping”


7 posted on 09/03/2009 8:13:09 AM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: La Lydia

“between $1,028,024 and $2,495,000”

Trying to imagine me telling the IRS I am worth “between $1,028,024 and $2,495,000” and not spending a LOT of time in an orange jump suit...


8 posted on 09/03/2009 8:13:13 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in it." - Ted Kennedy (D-HELL)
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To: La Lydia

The post is just picking on Rangel because he is black.


9 posted on 09/03/2009 8:14:21 AM PDT by Currentriverrat (Stop cap and trade fraud.)
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To: La Lydia

Every time I see him, I cringe.


10 posted on 09/03/2009 8:16:10 AM PDT by RaiderRose (Obama has cured my husband's political apathy.)
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To: GeronL

Yeah, they had three MORE articles, count e’m three, in today’s paper, excoriating Bob McDonnell.


11 posted on 09/03/2009 8:17:17 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

” Rangel must step aside as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee”

Lol. - How about “Should resign from Congress pending his upcoming trial which could land him in Federal prison?”


12 posted on 09/03/2009 8:18:07 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: La Lydia

It is also being reported that he has given campaign funds to three Democrat members of the Ethics Committee. Nothing like buying your friendship


13 posted on 09/03/2009 8:20:44 AM PDT by supermop (Somebody has to clean up the mess he will leave)
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To: La Lydia

The man who said in 2006 he would resign if the Democrats did not take the majority and make him chair of Ways and Means. Now you can resign in disgrace, Charlie, how’s that?


14 posted on 09/03/2009 8:21:15 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: blam

I don’t think the Democratic Party really cares. They are all crooks from the top down. It amazes me that the good ones don’t want to distance themselves from the rest. If they have any inclination of getting re-elected, they need to pull back from these crooks and get rid of them. I believe that if they don’t do this, they will loose the next election so big it will take 50 years for them to ever come back. I think they have already lost the White House.


15 posted on 09/03/2009 8:22:41 AM PDT by RC2
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To: La Lydia
Bela still supports him, wants him to remain chairman.......she still has clout!....*snickering here till her eyes blink*
16 posted on 09/03/2009 8:22:59 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: La Lydia

Here, here!!!


17 posted on 09/03/2009 8:23:56 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: La Lydia

Waiting for some enterprising reporter to look more closely into each and every Congress-critter’s financial affairs.


18 posted on 09/03/2009 8:25:48 AM PDT by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: jessduntno

On 165,000/yr salary no less.


19 posted on 09/03/2009 8:26:45 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: La Lydia

As a Democrat he’s exempt, the law only applies to Republicans.


20 posted on 09/03/2009 8:27:20 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (DON'T BLAME ME I VOTED FOR "PALIN"!)
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To: La Lydia

I think it’s time to realize that ‘certain’ people don’t have to pay taxes. I’m beginning to think the IRS is also complicit by giving these politicians a little “wink wink, nudge nudge”...we won’t red flag your returns but if someone makes it public, we will go into a COA mode.

“Only Little People Pay Taxes”


21 posted on 09/03/2009 8:28:21 AM PDT by RetSignman (Townhalls ..."We have seen the Patriots and they are us")
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To: La Lydia

Read between the lines. They didn’t ask the Democrat leadership to do anything. It’s a CYA move.

If this were a Republican, they would have asked the leadership to “man up” or look impotent.


22 posted on 09/03/2009 8:32:00 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: CPT Clay

On 165,000/yr salary no less.................. HA! Influence peddling, kick backs, you name it. Did you really think that the Congressmen and women from the NE and WC go there for the government pay? They are crooks in nice suits. Term Limits!! Get the slime out of there.


23 posted on 09/03/2009 8:32:03 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (DON'T BLAME ME I VOTED FOR "PALIN"!)
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To: blam
Anybody else would be financially ruined by the IRS, and then hauled off to jail!
24 posted on 09/03/2009 8:34:20 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: La Lydia
Look for the following typical-confused-Democrat talking points to emerge:

What's the big deal here anyway? The Honorable Congressman is used to making decisions affecting trillions of dollars. It's only natural that a small detail of only a million bucks or two might get lost in the shuffle... Oh, and by the way, he's only getting all of this scrutiny because of racism. Halliburton, Halliburton, Halliburton...

25 posted on 09/03/2009 8:34:34 AM PDT by Zeppo (Save the cheerleader, save the world...)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Dump the Chump!!!!


26 posted on 09/03/2009 8:37:53 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: La Lydia
Considering the levels of political corruption and malfeasance the Washington Compost turns a blind eye to, that this even made it in print there is a hugely damning indictment of Rangel.


27 posted on 09/03/2009 8:38:33 AM PDT by Viking2002 (Ted Nugent for Attorney General '12. You Know You Want It.)
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To: La Lydia
I agree...

...and I would speculate that it is worse than has been reported.

...probably Charlie should be in jail...

..my favorite Democrat congressman, James Traficant just got out of jail...maybe Charlie can hire James as his adviser to help him cope while in jail?

28 posted on 09/03/2009 8:39:30 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: La Lydia

He is an Idiot what more do you need?


29 posted on 09/03/2009 8:44:37 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Cheetahcat

I don’t think he’s an idiot. I think he is a crook with delusions of grandeur, and was so bad at it that even the Washington Post noticed.


30 posted on 09/03/2009 8:50:19 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Its useful but the WaPo did not call on him to resign from Congress. They only want a less visibly crooked RAT to run that powerful House committee.


31 posted on 09/03/2009 8:51:31 AM PDT by rod1
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To: La Lydia

A 30 year prison sentence would be nice. He would die in prison.... befitting.


32 posted on 09/03/2009 9:01:22 AM PDT by Gator113 (It's about stupidity, stupid. IMPEACH HERE, IMPEACH NOW.)
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To: La Lydia

“I don’t think he’s an idiot. I think he is a crook with delusions of grandeur, and was so bad at it that even the Washington Post noticed.”

Getting caught like he did says volumes about him from the neck up.


33 posted on 09/03/2009 9:02:11 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: La Lydia

Hopefully all are aware that Rangel’s criminal exploits go at least all the way back to 1972 when he helped Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam cover up the murder of NYPD cop Phillip Cardillo.

More on that case here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2191646/posts


34 posted on 09/03/2009 9:04:07 AM PDT by jdfromny (At what point are we officially "North Americans"?)
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To: blam

Pity no one on the committee wrote this. They all pocketed charlie’s bribes.


35 posted on 09/03/2009 9:07:36 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: La Lydia

Rangel must be laughing his a$$ off. He knows he is untouchable. He has the proper ‘rat DNA.

Democrats wake up. Are you deaf, dumb, and blind. Ahh sorry, don’t answer that. Use you’re Fifth Amendment Right while you still have it.

Culture of Corruption. Rotten Rats. Devilish Den of Dems. Anybody think of more?


36 posted on 09/03/2009 9:12:15 AM PDT by jdfromny (At what point are we officially "North Americans"?)
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To: La Lydia

Wow.

Their jihad against Bob McDonnell is amazing.


37 posted on 09/03/2009 9:24:17 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: La Lydia

Seeing as the RATS are so intent on persecuting/prosecuting CIA patriots.....wouldn’t it be nice to see the Pubbies regain control and have the spine to go after the crooked Rangel and hold him accountable for his shady dealings.


38 posted on 09/03/2009 10:03:44 AM PDT by kenmcg (THE)
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To: La Lydia

This crook needs to go to jail, not step down!


39 posted on 09/03/2009 10:05:13 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: WKUHilltopper
This crook needs to go to jail, not step down!

My thought exactly.

40 posted on 09/03/2009 10:24:40 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (I can reach across the aisle without even using my sights.)
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To: xcamel

thanks, bfl


41 posted on 09/03/2009 10:27:31 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: RaiderRose
Every time I see him, I cringe.

Everytime I hear his scratchy bl*wj*b voice I cringe!

42 posted on 09/03/2009 10:28:13 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (I can reach across the aisle without even using my sights.)
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To: RaiderRose; SortaBichy; Delmont
Every time I see him, I cringe.

Every time I see him I get to wondering who uses more Congolene.....him or Al Sharpton.

43 posted on 09/03/2009 10:28:20 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not an Obama "Administration"....it's a "Regime")
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To: ErnBatavia

Me too, shamefull


44 posted on 09/03/2009 10:36:43 AM PDT by Delmont
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To: La Lydia

The Democratic National Committee has quietly issued marching orders the State-controlled Media to force Rangel out of office.

The reason is the Rangel will be a Republican poster child in 2010 advertising, and the DNC wants to get Rangel out before this.


45 posted on 09/03/2009 10:38:05 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: xcamel

He probably should be sitting in a cell next to Cunningham.


46 posted on 09/03/2009 11:01:53 AM PDT by Always Independent
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To: Always Independent

Indeed....
47 posted on 09/03/2009 11:08:25 AM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: La Lydia

he will never resign, they will have to drag him out in handcuffs.


48 posted on 09/03/2009 11:08:47 AM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Always Independent

Indeed....
49 posted on 09/03/2009 11:11:18 AM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: La Lydia

I just heard on the radio that they didn’t do a fricking thing to him.


50 posted on 09/03/2009 11:43:20 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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