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Rangel Walks Away From Corruption Unscathed

So, the completely corrupt and clueless Democratic Congressman from New York, Charlie Rangel was censured yesterday by his Congressional peers, all of whom pretend censure was… a punishment of immense proportion.

“Only a couple in the last 100 years,” and “a rare vote to censure a sitting member of Congress” were the buzz phrases in the Mainstream Media.

Perhaps there would be some implications for voters in most places to consider throwing a now certified ethically challenged legislator from the body that makes the laws we, the un-corrupt, must obey.

But not so for Rangel’s home district.

Perhaps in more enlightened times censure actually meant something. But representing a constituency that sees a stint in jail as a badge of honor, Charlie simply stuck it to the man. Rangel will likely garner more support and more votes in two years, should he decide to tun again at the ripe old age of 82.

Reportedly, Rangel spent millions mounting a defense and stiffed the lawyers for their fee, or at the least said he couldn’t afford to pay. The only thing he had to fear was being expelled – tossed out of Congress. Which was never even considered.

This is proof positive that the members of Congress only pretend to be against corruption. There is no penalty.

Why Rangel even bother to hire attorneys is beyond me.

If the worse we mere Citizens faced for not reporting income was censure, would anyone even bother to file with the IRS?

The trial of Charlie Rangel was a show. Nothing more than a mock exercise to give the rest of those in Congress cover.

“Wow! Rangel was censured. What a tough sentence!”

If you believe that, I have a condo in the Dominican Republic to sell you.

Speaking of Rangel’s Condo, reportedly he failed to report the income for nearly two decades, but the statute of limitations forced him to pay taxes only for the last 5 years.

“I didn’t benefit financially” Rangel said.

Right.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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