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Corruption? Should he step down?

Charles Rangel Must Go?
The emergence of U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel, [D-N.Y]., as the poster child for congressional corruption could not have come at a worse time for the Democrats or for President Obama.
One of the powers behind Nancy Pelosi's drive to become speaker, Rangel is chairman of the powerful House Committee on Ways and Means, giving him a special role in the oversight of the federal Internal Revenue Service as well making him lord over the U.S. tax code.
An ongoing investigation into Rangel's finances reveals, however, that he has not been exactly candid with the IRS or, for the matter, his congressional colleagues about his real estate holding, sales of stock and his reportable income. The revelations have gotten so embarrassing that the liberal editorial writers at The Washington Post are once again demanding he step aside and surrender his chairman's gavel.

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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 8:53 AM on Sep. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:55 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • Why are there so many CROOKS in politics? Is it just me or is the majority of them Democrats? :P

    Answer by BEXi at 9:01 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • Is it just me or is the majority of them Democrats?

     It's cyclical, imo..

    But at a time when Americans are struggling to pay bills and the government is borrowing money from China to bail out corporate cronies and union... It is disheartening, to see a politician [whose party hold the majority] being corrupt and acting ABOVE everyone else.  When it comes from a party/politician who claims to be 'compassionate' and FOR THE PEOPLE? Credibility lost, imo.


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:06 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • "Credibility lost, imo."

    No doubt about that..

    Answer by BEXi at 9:10 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • It must be bad if the wash compost wants him gone.

    Answer by Carpy at 9:12 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • uhhhh, yeah he should step down. He'll just look like an A-HOLE if he doesn't.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:15 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • YES

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:36 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • Oh so let me get this straight its okay for Republican senators and Reps to screw up in their private life and then you all excuse it and say they can keep their jobs because their screw up has nothing to do with their duties as senator and rep. BUT if its a DEMOCRAT you are out for blood huh? You're right, you're not hypocrites.

    eye rolling


    Answer by SRiveroC at 9:42 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • I can say he should step down, but won't. Check out Congressman Bill Jefferson and his money laundering scheme. He was freaking re-elected to office while the feds were bringing charges against him. Mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, this corrupt SOB was re-elected with a smile on his face, Moses Jefferson, Jonathan Bolar, Edwin Edwards. Yeah I know Louisiana and New Orleans are corrupt cities, but if someone tries to push them from their seat they cry to higher authorities and sue everyone in their path. It's sad. Anyone caught corrupt in office should step down immediately, but it never happens like that.

    Answer by momtotrips at 9:45 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • He is a government official who hasn't paid his taxes. I have a problem with that. I'm surprised more people don't.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:47 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

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