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Should he step down and save us time and money?

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. .

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Asked by sweet-a-kins at 10:44 PM on Aug. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The investigation is going on a YEAR!

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:45 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • Yes.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:56 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • Okay, here is a DUMB question.....Are there ANY honest and for true people in DC (not the city, the politics)?

    If this is true he should resign. I think they should also have to resign for owing back taxex. They shouldn't be able to get a position if they owe taxes either.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:00 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • I think he and any other politician that gets found guilty should have to pay back all the money it took to prosecute them!

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:05 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • Wow, it must be nice to be able to forget about selling a $600,000 condo. Although, I suppose if he sold in 2007 and got extensions on his 2008 taxes . . . ah never mind. He still would have had to claim it by paying an estimated amount of taxes.

    Sounds like he has some of those same tax issues as many of the others have seen recently. I have a hard time believing that doing your taxes is so difficult that you leave out more than half a million dollars.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:09 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • Yes, he should step down immediately.

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:46 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • The best thing about being from Oregon.......Peter DeFazio. One of the only honest politicians in America!

    Answer by oicmommy at 12:02 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • The best thing about being from Oregon.......

    Oregon is such a great, peaceful place-

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:16 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • Oh, that's okay, this administration doesn't have to adhere to any of the rules that the past administrations did and the rest of us, well, if we don't pay out taxes, we go to jail. If we have been in jail, then we will not even be considered, much less hired by the gov't for any job, unless you are a communist, then hey, you will probably get the job and maybe a stimmy check, too! Cool!

    Answer by agentwanda at 3:09 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • oh please...anybody that owes anything should not be in office....but for all these ppl bashing this man...did yall forget about all the undercover and illegal crap that Bush pulled? Was anybody askin him to step down?

    Answer by mzhazelrae313 at 7:59 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

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