Failed to pay TAXES on real estate? Is that worse than drunk driving?
Doesn’t “equality” mean that WE get to get “censured” for DUI, or failing to pay taxes, or any of the other ten CRIMES HE WAS CONVICTED OF, rather than face the REAL punishment?
They MAKE the laws, but never for THEMSELVES, only for US!

For the SAME crime, Wesley Snipes got three YEARS, Rangel the Wrangler got two TONGUE lashings.Rangel wants “equality”?  Then EQUALIZE this.

These are the same guys who, in this land of the free and home of the brave, with a Second Amendment right to bear arms, passed 22 THOUSAND gun control laws, and 26 THOUSAND laws just for the care, handling, and transportation of cabbage. And now they can’t even follow a SIMPLE law about paying income taxes? These laws they demanded and GOT are so complicated that not even an ATTORNEY can tell you whether or not you’re violating a law. But the law Wrangle violated is SIMPLE. Did you know that the reason judges finally threw out the Enron and Broadcom suits is that even they realized that the laws these Wranglers passed are so complicated that not even the PROSECUTORS could figure out what’s legal and what’s not.
By Wranglers’ own admission, we now know that they PASSED these laws only because they NEVER intended to be ruled by them–that they intended them only for US.

http://politics.newsvine.com/_news/2010/11/18/5488219-ethics-committee-to-meet-on-rangels-punishment?&last=1290197646&threadId=1136668&commentId=19564700#c19564700 

Michael-1150681

The Senate & Congress has embrassed themselves by creating the “RANGLE RULE.” The rule is that the “rulers” (Senators – Congressmen – Federal employees) can neglect and not pay their taxs, but every swinging man & child in the USA must pay theirs under penalty of prison or even death!

This corruption by the “ruling class” must stop and it should with collecting the $Billions that the Federal employees refuse to pay and then every Senator and Congressman/woman will have their balls cut off when he/she is caught stealing their tax money.

Next tax term I intend to claim 6 children dependents and when the Feds come to get me I’ll claim innocence based on the “Rangle Defense.” Thank you TURDS in Washington, D.C. for being upfront honest people. I just gagged on that!  

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Reply#1426 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:43 AM PST

Pedro-2689353

How can a man that has been so corrupt now ask for MERCY? He should have been thinking about the people that he represented in lieu of lining his pocket at the expense of the people that he represented and just plainly ignored.
Like most politicians, he is voted in without much personal worth, becomes corrupt and as a result ends up very wealthy. He is nothing but a thief and should be treated as such.
A reprimand by the House is not sufficient; he should be removed from office, given a jail sentence, assets that he obtained while in office should be confiscated, his government retirement pension and any other government freebies taken away, and he should be branded for what he is “a NO GOOD CROOK”.
Why hasn’t the IRS initiated an investigation of Rangel for all of his illegally activities and illegal filing of tax returns?
Why is it that WE THE PEOPLE are crucified when we do something incorrect, while all of these corrupt politicians get off with just a very light spanking or repremand when they rob and conduct illegal activities?
What has happen to justice??

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Reply#1427 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:58 AM PST

PAUL-2689396

If this was a person that payes taxes every year and didn’t pay one year what do you think would happen to him. I think the Senator should be charged the same as anybody else. This man should be thrown out of Congress and should be held accountable the same as all the rest of the American People.

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Reply#1428 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:07 AM PST

Drain The Swamp

In the photo of him looking at his Rolex, was he thinking how much he swindled to get it. Like Nancy Pelosi says time to drain the swamp

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Reply#1429 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:13 AM PST

WychDoctor George

Time for the same laws to apply to congress as to the people. You do a crime, you do time! Or else, if I refuse to pay my taxes or fraudulently get into a subsidized apartment and get caught, I demand that I just be “censured” – no penalties, no jail time. If it is good enough for congress, should be good enough for the people.

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Reply#1430 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:35 AM PST

steveO-334978

That’s a great point. We should demand equal treatment under the law. This is the reason so many people are disgusted with our Federal Government. Bunch of fat cats living off our hard earned dollar.

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#1430.1 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:56 AM PST

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Rick in the Forest

“One of Congress’ most likable veterans……..” Huh? Liked by who? Maxine Watters? Sheila Jackson-Lee? Jesse Jackson? One of Congress’ longest-serving scoundrels is a much better way of describing Mr. Rangel who should by all rights be expelled rather than simply subjected to a public scolding by Nancy Pelosi.

Suppose Mr. Rangel were to simply not show up for the token gesture of opprobrium. What then? He did, after all, walk out on the first day of his hearing. What then? Track him down in the john and give him two tongue lashings??

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Reply#1431 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:44 AM PST

Neil-798344

“two tongue lashings”?

Was that intended to be a homophobic remark??

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#1431.1 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:59 AM PST

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Frank-391804

He should have been expelled at the very least and criminal prosecution should have been next.

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Reply#1432 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:08 AM PST

Mike-1506968

I guess I missed something along the way! 17 years of filing bogus tax returns and hiding it from the IRS and all he gets is a possible censure! If it was a normal citizen the IRS would have seized his assets, fined him and possibly incarcerate him. Lets face it folks we have the very best politicians money can buy.As far as the Black Caucus jumping on the race wagon in his defense I hope they re-consider the race card–if you do the crime you do the time

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Reply#1433 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:19 AM PST

alwaysfaithfull

Guillotine! Guillotine!…….uh sorry……wrong century…..uh…..and wrong country. How about a Congressional (Moe, Larry & Curly style) food fight and Rangel gets no pies to throw….just googles!……some of these comments are really getting a tad ridiculous…..

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Reply#1434 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:24 AM PST

gave up

Why didn’t he help Wesley Snipes? Who is going to jail for the same reason this guy is being “censored”….

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Reply#1435 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:37 AM PST

Jacob Israel

Perhaps this already posted, but I never saw it. Failed to pay TAXES on real estate? Is that worse than drunk driving? Doesn’t “equality” mean that WE get to get “censured” for DUI, or failing to pay taxes, or any of the other ten CRIMES HE WAS CONVICTED OF, rather than face the REAL punishment? They MAKE the laws, but never for THEMSELVES, only for US!

If it’s ‘EQUALITY’ he wants, then it’s ‘EQUALITY’ he gets!!

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Reply#1436 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:40 AM PST

hammer-521706

and in realty he should be the 323rd scuzz bucket locked in prison… glad to see that in the US the POS’s that make the rules are not bound by them while the folks that work, fight, and pay the bills are held to a set of “common folk” rules, like prison, and frozen bank accounts when we “mess up” when will people say enough is enough.

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Reply#1437 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:40 AM PST

Neil-798344

That’s it????

He gets a stern lecture????

He should at least get a day or two of detention on top of it.

Unbelievable…this is what happens when people are considered to be ‘above the law’, like Congress obviously is.

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Reply#1438 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:57 AM PST

Jacob Israel

For the SAME crime, Wesley Snipes got three YEARS, Rangel the Wrangler got two TONGUE lashings.

Rangel wants “equality”?  Then EQUALIZE this.

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Reply#1439 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:14 PM PST

dontgivemethepenguin

that was a committe investigating him, not the courts. Call the NY AG office and demand an investigation. Shou7ld be easy the committee has already completed their work for them.. Flood their phone lines today!

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#1439.1 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:32 PM PST

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dontgivemethepenguin

everyone call the NY AG’s office Andrew Cuomo and demand that Rangel’s tax returns be audited 1-800-771-7755

NY IRS office 1-800-829-1040

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Reply#1440 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:39 PM PST

lccomo

What’s the difference between Rangel and Wesley Snipes? Oops, how foolish of me… Snipes is going serve 3 years.

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Reply#1441 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:07 PM PST

Kelly Car Guy

He will end up with a lite slap on the wrist He will get a raise

then write a book about how he was discriminated against

and then after Obama is out of office Rangel will file a lawsuit and be paid millions to let it drop

Just business as usual

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Reply#1442 – Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:08 PM PST