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.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:55 AM on Sep. 9, 2009
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
Answer by BEXi at 9:10 AM on Sep. 9, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 9:12 AM on Sep. 9, 2009
Answer by samurai_chica at 9:15 AM on Sep. 9, 2009
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.
Answer by SRiveroC at 9:42 AM on Sep. 9, 2009
Answer by momtotrips at 9:45 AM on Sep. 9, 2009
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