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    GOP Fails to Remove Rangel

    1. House democrats today voted down a GOP resolution to remove Charlie Rangel, the most corrupt man in Washington, from his chairmanship of Ways and Means, the most powerful committee in the capitol and the agency most responsible for writing tax law.

    2. Rangel is at risk for a multitude of malfeasances to which the greasy slickster has publicly ADMITTED.

    3. He failed to report hundreds of thousands of dollars of income he's earned from his beachfront property in the Dominican Republic.

    4. He used FOUR rent-controlled apartments in New York.

    5. He elicited donations from supporters via letters written on congressional stationary, a terribly troublesome transgression to the rectors.

    6. He parked his collectors Mercedes, unlicensed and sporting no plates, free of charge for years in the House garage, which limits stays there to 45 days.

    7. He claimed homestead tax breaks on his DC house while living in NY.

    8. He gave $80,000 of campaign funds to his son to set up an amateurish, error strewn PAC website.

    9. In August, he amended his income statements to include an additional half million to million dollars of assetts previously undisclosed.

    10. He failed to pay property taxes on two holdings in New Jersey.

    11. In September, he handed what appears to be hush money to three House ethicists, Ben Chandler, GK Butterfield and Peter Welch.

    12. Rangel has been under Ethics Committee investigation for a year.

    13. Yet everyone knows exactly what he's done and who he is.

    14. He's a poster boy for his party's ruptured promises to operate a parliament open and corruption-free.

    15. Six democrats aside from Rangel are currently under investigation, the most memorable being John Murtha, chair of Appropriations on Defense.

    16. Murtha, it is known, steered 26 earmarks worth $93 million to clients of PMA, a defense industry lobbyist founded by a former Murtha aid.

    17. On the other hand, PMA donated $1.7 million to the craggy chairman's campaigns.

    18. Ms Pelosi and her pals have apparently forgotten how the indiscretions of Mark Foley and Duke Cunningham were instrumental in delivering to her and her partisans the House in 2006.

    19. Members like Rangel and Murtha seem to believe rules are for other people, little folk, like you and me.

    20. It appears that principles don't apply to powerful people like the oily slickster and craggy old congressman.

    GOP fails in third effort to remove Rangel - Sacramento Politics - California Politics | Sacramento Bee

    House Republicans failed Wednesday for a third time to oust Rep. Charles Rangel as chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, but they kept the political spotlight on his ethical problems.

    The House voted 246-153 along mostly partisan lines to refer a GOP resolution to remove Rangel to the House ethics committee. The Democratic maneuver rendered the Republican effort meaningless, since Democratic leaders have said they have no intention of removing Rangel while the ethics committee is conducting a long-term investigation of his conduct.

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    Re: GOP Fails to Remove Rangel

    I would have been quite surprised had they been able to accomplish his removal. In the end another corrupt official would have taken his place however .....:/
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    Re: GOP Fails to Remove Rangel

    isn't amazing that this friggin crook can remain in office?!

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    Re: GOP Fails to Remove Rangel

    Wrangel is the classic example of political hubris. The SOB should be in jail.

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    Re: GOP Fails to Remove Rangel

    Quote Originally Posted by submarinepainter View Post
    isn't amazing that this friggin crook can remain in office?!
    He's a Democrat.
    He's a minority.
    Special "Rules" apply.

    End of story.

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    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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    Re: GOP Fails to Remove Rangel

    *crickets*
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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    Re: GOP Fails to Remove Rangel

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    *crickets*
    This is one of those many "icky" threads for the liberals.

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    Re: GOP Fails to Remove Rangel

    You'd think they'd be bragging.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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    Re: GOP Fails to Remove Rangel

    Rangel is bad, but Murtha makes my skin crawl.

    Have you read about the $200 million he's funneled to the John Murtha Airport in Johnstown, PA that has three commercial flights per day. It got a $8 million dollar radar system in 2004 that is not staffed to this day.

    He's a first class sleaze bag.

    I hope the Republicans put Pelosi's words on tv 24 hours a day during next years elections promising to clean up Washington.

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    Re: GOP Fails to Remove Rangel

    Murtha is a fat pig who has shamed his constituents. There are lots of them in Congress, but for a former Marine he has brought shame on himself.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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