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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Congressman Violates House Ethics

Democratic Representative Charlie Rangel was found guilty by a House ethics committee of 11 of 12 counts of ethical violations, including failure to pay taxes and misuse of government mail service. A punishment is yet to be determined for Rangel, but most believe he will be fined but not expelled from the House. Although his violations are relatively  minor, Rangel is still supposed to be one of the nation's leaders and a representative for his state, and I can't see how him not being expelled is being justified.  He's a veteran New York representative; he knows the ins and outs of politics and should have known better. There's so many people who would love to try to make a change, and this man is filling up a valuable spot with his corrupt politics. Any kind of ethical violations shouldn't be tolerated from Congressmen, they are the face of this nation and should be way too focused on doing their job to start fooling around with the unethical. This is just another example of leaders making disappointing decisions and the people around these "leaders" seem to always be quick to forgive. People who do illegal, immoral things definitely shouldn't be deciding how this country is run. Frankly I'm getting sick of politicians' poor judgement and the system's quick forgiveness of it. American politics needs a change.

House panel finds Rangel guilty of ethical violations

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