House lists Rangel accusations

House lists Rangel accusations

There are 11 comments on the Bennington Banner story from Jul 29, 2010, titled House lists Rangel accusations. In it, Bennington Banner reports that:

House investigators accused veteran New York Rep. Charles Rangel of 13 violations of congressional ethics standards on Thursday, throwing a cloud over his four-decade political career and raising worries for fellow Democrats about the fall elections.

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“Proud American and Vermonter”

Since: Feb 09

Bennington

#1 Jul 30, 2010
If guilty of these charges he needs not only loose his job, he needs to go to jail.
Jeff Phillips

Williamstown, VT

#3 Jul 30, 2010
Scott, we agree. And I don't care what party he belongs to. NO person sitting on the Ways and Means Committee who writes the tax laws should be allowed to say he didn't know he owed the taxes!

Mr Rangel has been in Washington so long he has gained POWER. "Absolute power corrupts, absolutely." And he is definitely corrupt. He felt he was above the very laws he wrote.

Nancy Pelosi said she was going to get rid of the "Culture of corruption" in Congress. But I bet it was only to get rid of the Republican corruption, and she'll leave Mr Rangel alone.
xrayman

Bennington, VT

#4 Jul 30, 2010
So this is what the big O means when he says this administration will be the most honest! This crook will get nothing but a slap on the wrist.
Jeff Phillips

South Burlington, VT

#5 Jul 31, 2010
Rangel was offered a "deal" on Friday. The punishment was a REPRIMAND, and nothing else. No censure, or expulsion, just a slap on the wrist and nothing more.

He REFUSED it.

Let's have a trial in the house then in September! And then let's see who covers it.
CNN? Nope.
NBC? Nope.
MSNBC? They'll just say how bad the Republicans are.
ABC? Yeah, right, maybe a few words at the end of the newscast.
FOX? They'll be the only ones to cover the entire trial. And let you make up your own mind. And the Looney Left will say Fox is bad for covering it, when the trial is really no big deal.

Today the Banner Editorial says Rangel has to go. Why? Because he MIGHT hurt Democrats' chances in November if he stays. DUH??
Audrey

New Britain, CT

#6 Jul 31, 2010
They are afraid of Rangel because he knows where the bodies are buried.
beware of The Elite

Nashville, TN

#7 Jul 31, 2010
Audrey wrote:
They are afraid of Rangel because he knows where the bodies are buried.
Silence! THEY'LL KILL YOU!!!

“Proud American and Vermonter”

Since: Feb 09

Bennington

#8 Jul 31, 2010
If the Democrats were afraid do you think they would be going after Rangel and Maxine Waters (who is also facing an ethics violation) this close to election day?
Jeff Phillips

South Burlington, VT

#9 Jul 31, 2010
Scott05201 wrote:
If the Democrats were afraid do you think they would be going after Rangel and Maxine Waters (who is also facing an ethics violation) this close to election day?
They're trying to bury the problem now, in August, when nobody is really paying attention to Washington. Mr Rangel's and Mrs Watters' problems have been around for a few years now. But they see the writing on the wall and they must get rid of the potential problems, now, before September when the opposition will have even more ammunition.
Jackie O

Middlebury, VT

#10 Aug 1, 2010
Trying to make this a left right thing is a joke. It is merely based on how long in office and how egotistical they get. Have to agree --- term limits, term limits, term limits, term limits.
Jeff Phillips

Williamstown, VT

#11 Aug 1, 2010
Jackie O wrote:
Trying to make this a left right thing is a joke. It is merely based on how long in office and how egotistical they get. Have to agree --- term limits, term limits, term limits, term limits.
Then I can assume you would be willing to "term limit" Sen leahy this November? Or just the "other guy" who gets term limited?
The Anatomist

Dallas, TX

#12 Aug 1, 2010
Buh-bye Charlie!! If Rangel was not one of the liberal royalty protected by corruption until his was too obvious, he would be tried like any other criminal. Did the CEO's of Enron & Tycos enjoy such luxury? Nor should an elected federal official. Politicians should be held to the highest judicial standards. Their crimes have every US citizen listed as a victim. Try them for treason!

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