Finally! Rangel steps down.

@laglen (19782)
United States
March 4, 2010 7:39pm CST
[b] Representative Charles B. Rangel stepped down on Wednesday as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee after losing support within his party because of ethics violations, shaking up the Democratic power structure in the House and costing New York a powerful seat of influence in Congress.[/b] I say its about time! What do you think? http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/04/nyregion/04rangel.html
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
5 Mar 10
If he were a civil servant he would lose his pension upon conviction. It looks like Speaker Pelosi is having trouble draining the swamp of corruption in Congress. Many of these people seem to feel because they make the rule they don't have to follow them because they are the ruling class. I say hold them to a higher standards, they break the rules they lose their seat, pension and privileges.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
5 Mar 10
I am with you 100% on that
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
5 Mar 10
Rangel is still going to get paid, chances are he will still receive his retirement. Yes it is a good thing that he is no long a chairman but the crook will still get paid.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
5 Mar 10
oh yes he will your right. I dont see that going away.
• United States
5 Mar 10
He is still a senator...he still gets to vote...I won't be happy til he looses that too and get run out of office completely.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
5 Mar 10
I agree but I am happy with baby steps.