Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rep. Rangel Guilty of Breaking 11 House Rules (Post #24)

Yesterday New York House Of Representatives member Charles Rangel walked out of an house ethics hearing in which he was found guilty of almost all the charges against him for all sorts of financial issues from misspent campaign donations to accepting vacation gifts (see article here). He has no plans of stepping down and was just re-elected for his twentieth term by a huge margin. At what point should a politician step down? How many mistakes will the voters accept? Are these just political shenanigans? What do you think? Is Rangel an extreme example of what voters will accept or have the voting public's standards dropped so much?

109 comments:

  1. I really don't know what people were thinking when they re elected him. I believe that Represenatives should be allowed to serve as long as the voters let them, but if they make as many mistakes as that, then stepping down would be the right answer. However, it is still up to the voters. It just shows us how much the public voting standards have dropped.
    Conner Woods Bauer

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  2. Re-electing Charles Rangel was obviously not a good thing to do as he was found guilty for various issues. I think Rangel should have stepped down because it just shows the people that our politicians can be corrupt. He sets a bad example for politicians. This was his 20th term which probably means he has a good number of faithful voters who will vote for him to win office no matter what he does, even if he is found guilty. I strongly believe that this is just an extreme example of what voters will accept.

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  3. Were these issues brought to light before the election? What were these people thinking when they reelected him? He needs to resign and his failure to do so is basically saying that the rules and regulations made to stop corruption are meaningless to him. He is putting himself above the law, which should never happen, especially if we are expecting him to lead our country.
    Caleb Boyd
    Sloan
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  4. I think that in peoples eyes when they see a good politician that helps the people in any way and gives and provides what they need then people get blinded by the real person for who he is.

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  5. I believe that Rangel needs to step down. He probably is in a district where the voters see that they are being forced to pick their poison. They either choose Rangel who is a democrat who now is tarnished because of his corrupt actions, and a republican with views that they do not agree with. Rangel should not force his constituents to make this difficult decision, because of this, I am not disappointed by the voters for his re-elction, I am disappointed by Rangel.
    Oshalim
    Bauer per. 1
    Sloan per. 3

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  6. Josh Agans, Bauer P.5November 17, 2010 at 5:49 PM

    I cant believe the people re elected this man. Rangel is obviously not worried about what he does since he has been found guilty for several issues. if these facts were released before the election then im shocked. if they were released after the election, then Rangel should just step down. he needs to worry about the problems he has right now. i really hope he wont be re elected next time because he basically thinks he can get away with anything. by re electing him, were telling him he can keep making mistakes and wont get punished. i think Rangel should just step down and handle his personal problems.

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  7. I don't see how it would be safe to have a member of Congress re-elected into the House of Representatives after committing a number of financial violations. It would be one thing if Rangel did something very minor, however it sounds like Rangel participated in behavior that threatens the stability of the House of Representatives. I don't know why people would want to elect someone with House conduct violations, but if a person breaks the codes of the House of Representatives, they should not be allowed back into their position.

    Devin Smith, Mr. Bauer, P.1.

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  8. I think Charles Rangel should step down if he's not doing what he's suppose to and not using money correctly. If people know he does these things, I don't know why they keep voting for him. This just shows that the people don't care about themselves or the future if they continue to let him make mistakes.

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  9. It is a sad reflection of society if this man was reelected even with the complete disregard of eleven house rules. If I had voted for Rangel, I would be embarassed. It's true he has no intention of stepping down, but aren't there consequences for what he's done? How is it acceptable for him to break these house rules and still hold office? I think if he does not step down of his own accord, he needs to be removed from office.

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  10. Randel should be made to step down if he doesnt voulntarly, His actions are a disgrace to politicians in general and give them a bad reputation. He needs to be made an example of to politicians everywhere and that you cant just get away with this kind of stuff with only a slap on the wrist.
    jake beilby

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  11. A politician should step down when they know or feel for sure that they won't win another election. I really don't know how many mistakes voters will accept, depends on how good the politician looks to them and how much they don't pay attention to issues. I think it is just political shenanigans. Some politicians are just playing a game of popularity and some people don't care enough to do something enough. I feel that the population of America is loosing smarts, which is not good.

    Melody Morphis
    Mr. Sloan
    Per. 1

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  12. i believe that he shouldnt have been re elected. its about that time to step down whenu have broken rules and 20 years of working in the same spot. Our people must not recognize how many rules he has broken be they have re elected him again. maybe our citizens should try voting for someone else. Maybe someone a little more responsible.
    Blake Harrison
    Bauer
    Period 3

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  13. I think a politician should step down after breaking rules. Rangel is 80 years old. I think it's about time for him to step down and let someone else take over. As for the public voting, I think their standards have dropped if they are willing to let someone stay in office that has broken rules. People only do what they know they can get away with. If the public is letting something like breaking eleven rules just go, then we're in in trouble.

    Sloan p.2

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  14. There are rules and laws which should not be broke. As a politician he believes he can get away with it and it is not right. He is not special and he broke the laws it is time to step down. As for the voters, they should not stand for it. Standards are being dropped if we are voting people back in that are going against their own people. Maybe it is just because they know the name but it is not right in my opinion and it is time for him to move on.

    Spencer Pellandini
    Sloan P.2

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  15. Janeiry Balderas, Mr. Sloan, Period 4November 17, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    Though Rangel has done many bad things the public still supports him and that is a mistake that will ultimately cost them. People should take the charges that he was found of much more seriously and realize that if he is guilty he should not be re elected. Most definitely it is not political shenanigans and if a government official manages to get away with these types of things then why shouldn't the public believe that they can do the same. He should be ashamed of his actions and step done from his position, but ultimately he can only decide that himself, or the people(which don't seem to care). It is sad that the people have such low standards but like i said before that can only affect them the people.

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  16. if you want to learn more about Charles Rangel go to

    http://www.slashcontrol.com/free-tv-shows/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart/1522125556

    this is the daily show with john stewarts opinion of rangel lol VERY FUNNY!!!!
    jake beilby...

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  17. This man should not be in office for what he has done. There should also be a limit to the number of terms a person can serve in congress or else people like Rangel will be able to serve for half their lives or more. Something must have gone wrong, or voters have low standards becuase it is not logical for voters to want a representative who has broken so many rules to remian in office.

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  18. I think Rangel should step down after being found guilty. Politicians shouldn't be allowed to stay in office after they break the rules.

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  19. If Rangel's rule breaking was made public before the elections, then shame on his constituents for promoting illegal behavior. However, if the voters were unaware of Rangel's wrongdoings and he has no intentions of stepping down, aren't there still other consequences for flagrant rule breaking??

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  20. He should definitely step down, first off he has been serving for 40 years. Second if you are charged with 11 counts of ethical wrongdoing then something you have been doing is wrong. I have o clue why he was reelected but he needs to step down. Sloan p3

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  21. In my opinion i think Rangel shouldnt be elected again because of all the mistakes he has made. The voters should first find out what the truth is before electing him because he could make things even more worse and out of hand. So in my opinion i think he should just step down because of all his wrong doings he should feel guilty.

    Jaskiran Kaur
    Mr. Bauer
    Period 2

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  22. Danielle Bulmer-- Bauer-- 4November 18, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    You would think that Rangel would step down after being accused and found guilty of all his crimes. He should feel humiliated for being slapped on the wrist, but then again I think that the people should have done far greater research before electing him. It just looks bad for them and for Rangel as well, in my opinion.

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  23. I think Rangel should be forced to step down. If he doesn't get forced out from his position then what's going to prevent other politicians from doing the same thing? Sloan per 1

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  24. Oh i am sure there is reasons to fire over half our representatives.

    I hope this guy steps down or is kicked out of the house.
    These facts were not known during the election so it is unfair to say America has low standards.
    Now if he would have been elected while his crimes were common knowledge, we could make a statement.
    Politicians are skilled at being two faced and I'm sure he could find a way to keep it from the public knowledge.
    WE know that ethics doesn't pose a problem to him.

    Caleb Newman

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  25. Maria Perez
    Sloan
    Per.4
    I believe that if Rangel is been accused of many issues, he should not be re-elected, and should step down. I believe that he is bad influence for everyone not only politicians, being corrupt, and doing wrong decisions. With this I think that he is just showing the people that anyone in politics can be corrupt.

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  26. I don't think that people look into the politicians and they are blinded by who they really are.
    Tori Milligan
    Sloan per.3

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  27. I think that just opened the eyes of the people.
    Tori Milligan.

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  28. Tyler Glenn per. 3 SloanNovember 18, 2010 at 5:02 PM

    This is not right he is not what a representative should be. Rangel should step down due to his actions. He has served his time and now he should go. Its odd that the people continue to vote him in. This politician is abusing his role and he doesnt deserve the title as a member of the house. I feel if they commit illegal actions they should not be allowed to run or be voted for.

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  29. it is eassy for politicians to do curupt work on the down low. like in the case of this politician who supposedly accepted guifts and mis campeingedpobably is a common thing. the politivian should have consequences that are just for what he is beeing acused of. i do belive there is a sertain pint as to what voters acceolpt and look at as normal. politicians who are currupt should have consequences and if it is sevier enough they should know when to step down and take responsibility of their actions.
    Alondra Munoz
    Sloan p.5

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  30. Katey Santillan Bauer P1November 18, 2010 at 5:14 PM

    If Rangel doesn't get pushed out of office, i hope that at least the people won't vote for him again. It's strange that he has won so many re-elections. I guess people don't care enough anymore which is sad. I think that Rangel should step down from his position. it is unacceptable.

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  31. In my opinion Rangal got what he deserved. I am not really involved with politics too much, but all I know is that it all revolves around money. These days only candidates with money make it anywhere. All voters have been voting for people with money. Rangal is probably not the only man in the white house who has over spent money the way he did. It is not fair to the people who donate the money or for citizens to vote for a man who spends money on vacations.

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  32. I think he should step down because this guy is obviously not fir for his job. Having so many people that support him however, is pretty crazy. It just shows how both politicians and voters can be corrupt and until he fixes what he's done, we can't fix what we've done.

    Daniel Ruiz
    Sloan
    Govt, Per. 5

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  33. Personally I think he probably won because of his image and party. When we look at who won and why it's really important to look at the views of the population voting. Maybe the population was highly democratic, since he is, and wouldn't even give the republican candidate a chance. Everyone should know that a politician wont step down, well in most cases. But people are blind at whats really happening because they don't have time to watch whats going on in the world of politics. They just go in, see the democrat on the ballot and vote that way. I would know just by phone banking and asking people who they are voting for and get a response like "oh i'm voting for the democrat. i don't like republicans" or visa versa. Many people in our society vote just based on the party. And that's America's problem, ignorance that the "enemy" might actually be right.

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  34. A politician does not need to step down if he/she does not want to, but I believe that he should not have been re-elected. Rangel being re-elected, personally, reflects back to the citizens who voted for him that they are willing to have a guilty politician represent them and that makes all of us look ridiculous.

    Chrissy Vue
    Sloan
    Period 3

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  35. I simply don't know what to say about this. Maybe this man is doing something ridiculously good for his district that outweighed the bad? I don't feel that we have the right to say that he should step down, and if he's getting re-elected anyway, I don't see why he would. I would hope that we'd be smarter than this, as citizens, though.

    Sasha Schotzko-Harris
    Bauer P1

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  36. I think that the politian should have step down because what he has done is making him look bad in his profession. wiith him being realected and refusing to resign is a sign that he will continue to do what he has done.
    monica salazar
    mr.sloan

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  37. The guy is obviously doing something right/good if he has been reelected for the past 40 years. Taking into account the accusations against him, however, whatever he is doing to get reelected may be shady or even illegal. I find it funny how Rangel said that he hoped "that the full committee will treat me more fairly and take into account my entire 40 years of service to the Congress before making any decisions on sanctions"(http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40190465/ ns/politics-more_politics). How long he has served should not be a factor when deciding a punishment because if he did something unethical, many of those years of "loyal" service may not have been so great after all. If Rangel's 40 years as Representative are counted in the trial, if anything they should be counted against him, signaling that it's about time he retired and let someone run his job ethically. Bauer/Sloan

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  38. I think that Rangel was wrong in not resigning. In doing this he is saying that he does not care about rules and regulations. I think the sadest part of this whole situation is that he had been re-elected. He was popular enough to get votes, and yet he was unethical. This brings up doubts in whether any politician can truly be trusted, and whether citizens are capable enough to make wise decisions.

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  39. I think that they should not have re elected Rangel. If he was convicted of all of these crimes then why should people vote for him. Rangel should step down since he was caught for stealing and such.

    Chris Woodard
    Mr. Bauer P3

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  40. Rangel has been in too long and is a bad guy. He obviously needs to go and everybody thinks so. His constituents probably voted for him simply because hos corruption hasnt done much to them.

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  42. I believe just by the fact that this guy is on his twentieth election should be enough for him to step down. His illegal campaigning stuff should also be taken into effect for his resignation. However, I don't think he will and I believe the average citizen is willingly to accept that all politicians are crooked in one way or another. Maybe he has done a lot of good work for New York though and he will continue to be elected.
    Marklin Nixon
    Mr. Sloan
    Government Per. 1

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  43. I think people are just idiots. People will reelect a murderer so long as they agree with what the politician's ideals are. It's really saddening to see just how people are capable of making stupid decisions far too easily.

    Brian S.
    Per. 4 Sloan

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  44. I belive that voters should not vote for someone who has made so many mistakes already.The jugdes should deliberate that that was one to many mistakes and he should be punished for what he did just like any other normal person would. I think the public's voting standards have dropped if they even did consider reelecting him.

    Clarisa Carrillo
    Per.4
    Mr.Sloan government

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  45. i think that he should just step down. he is use money thats really not his to help his finanial problems. it seems like people just dont care anymore but that just allows people to get away with things that they shouldnt. people really need not to re elect him when it comes to electing members.
    erika oropeza
    mr.sloan
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  46. Brian Magina, Sloan P.3November 18, 2010 at 8:37 PM

    There is a reason why this guy has gotten elected for the past 40 years, but if a politician is committing such crimes there is no reason why he shouldn't step down. In my opinion, this man should be given no chances and should resign.

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  47. Joeylee Maimone, Sloan 4
    Obviously if this guy keeps getting reelected, then the voting standards have dropped and/or people have lost there minds. After committing crimes like that I would be ashamed and definitely wouldn't keep running

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  48. Omar Delgado sloan per 4November 18, 2010 at 8:58 PM

    id have to say people reelected him bescause they dont compare his job with his private life. they elect representatives on how they beleive they will do their job. so just because he got himself into some legal trouble doesnt mean he cant be voted for. maybe his good work is enoughf to look past his problems.

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  49. I think he should step down.Commiting these crimes should have persuaded voters to not re-elect him.In my opinion, i think that voters weren't aware of the things this politician was doing, not because of their voting standards.
    Jose Alvarez. Sloan p4

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  50. kyle Maples - Bauer Period 1November 18, 2010 at 9:06 PM

    He should be out of office.

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  51. Rangel needs to step down judging from what he did. The American people need to notice these kinds of things and vote for the right politician when going out to vote.

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  52. It seems that people are not aware of what it going on. This man should have been forced to step down. Either people are just not concerned or are oblivious.

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  53. I think he should not have been given another chance and that the people that had voted for him just did not have any idea what was going on just made a mistake on electing him because of the mistakes he had made and i also agree that he
    should be taken out because he did things that were corrupted there for should be kicked out

    richard manzo\sloan pr5

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  54. if someone does something that deplorable, why re-elect them? unless this is an opportunity cost, it's just asinine.

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  55. Hannah Engebretsen/Bauer P2November 18, 2010 at 9:52 PM

    People should not have re-elected him. It is just showing that he thinks he is higher than the law and its shows that younger voters standards have dropped so much. Most people, like what Omar said, re-elect on how people do their job compared to their private life, even though someones' private life can show a lot about a person. This man should just resign. He shouldn't be given a second chance.

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  56. CECyy G. :) Sloan p.4November 18, 2010 at 9:53 PM

    i believe a politician should step down when there's so much going on in their lives! if Rangel was actually found guilty of so many charges, why would he run again, this politician is just using shinanigans in order to maybe get more publicity and be known.Its up to the people for who they want to vote, but if they keep accepting politicians that have committed many mistakes, the public's voting standards will keep dropping.

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  57. Voters should have the ability to make the decision. Unfortunately, voters do not always make the wisest decisions. At this point, the politician should step down; but if the people support him and allow him to uphold such behaviors, then what would be his motivation?

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  58. Well if he were a man of ethics which he clearly is not he would realize his wrong doings and resign to bad there is not inpeachment for house of rep unless for something real serious. as for the voters they will have to wait out this term and most likely cause he isnt a sports star he wont get re elected because of it. but if like a sports star he dose somthing good like winning all his misstakes will be forgoten and he will be re elected. this is typical for politianc he got caught because he did it alittle more than others but the voting public probly didnt get word of this before the elections. but if he was a real man he would resign so ya.

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  59. Who knows what the people were thinking when they voted for Rangel again. This man should step down. Obviously people do not know what is going on or there is just few people that are voting every time.

    Melissa Quezada
    Mr. Bauer
    P.2

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  60. Maria Schmidt, Bauer, Per 5November 18, 2010 at 10:21 PM

    I don't understand how Rangel was reelected if he has violated rules. If people knew about his poor behavior and actions and still voted for him, I don't know what is wrong with them. I believe that Rangel should do the right thing and step down because it is clear that he has repeatedly made mistakes and hasn't learned from them.

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  61. I think that when there is a vast amount of evidence that a politician has done something illegal, that politician should just step down.I dont think most Americans would not stand for the corruption that this representative did; the people who elected him might have not known all the facts or wanted their party to win.

    omar hoyos

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  62. And we continually wonder why the people are fed-up with the federal government? Every politician from Rangel, to Barack Obama is corrupt and Americans are simply exasperated.

    I smell tea brewing...
    (Sloan P.3/Bauer P.4)

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  63. This is pathetic and sadly this characterizes modern American politics. Republican or Democrat they are corrupt and they are above the law and it is our fault. No one is making us vote these clowns in over and over again if you are charged with ethics violations you should be banned from politics for the rest of your life. Congress are public servants meaning they serve us and once you are convicted of corruption it is obvious you aren't serving the public's best interest any longer.

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  64. Sergio Maldonado, Sloan p.3/Bauer p.4November 18, 2010 at 10:37 PM

    If people knew that Rangel was breaking rules,and then they elected him, then he probably won't step down because he was already elected. Maybe one or two things done wrong could be considered mistakes, but after doing at least 11 wrong acts, then the politician should step down. Any bad politician could be elected if voter's standards drop, so this may not be an extreme case of what voter's accept.

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  65. It is the voters' fault that this man was re-elected and therefore they should quit complaining. He's on his twentieth term! How can people keep re-electing him when he's continuing to wrongfully spend campaign donations and what not. As long as he doesn't step down, people who have no idea what they're truly electing will keep voting for him and keep accepting his mistakes.

    Guadalupe Velasquez
    Sloan, Period 1

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  66. when certain issues arise, connecting back to a certain person contiually, its kind of apparent that that personj isn't doing his or her job right. & at this point, I really dont know what people were thinking when they decided to re-elect him.

    Btw, i dont agree with Kenny' statement on how every politician is corrupt.

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  67. If the guy has been voted in for his twenieth term, he obviously is doing something right to be voted back to his seat that many times. though it is wrong what he has done and all the gifts he recieves, i think voters really dont even care to be honest.

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  68. if the voters are dumb enough to re elect him after the crap he did then its there fault he is in office. and when he makes more mistakes it will still be there fault because they put him in a situation where he is know to mess up.

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  69. i really dont think that the people should have re elecetd him knowing that he was found guilty for these charges. he should have stepped down and let someone else who deserves this spot have it.

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  70. To be honest the problem here is that the voters could care less for his actions and keep electing him because of what he has done in the past for the people. I really dont think it is right for him to keep his spot, but the best thing he can do for the people is step down.

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  71. He is a member of the House of REPRESENTATIVES. That means that he is representing not only a single district from the state he is from, but also the entire United States because he helps to make decisions that affect all of us. Do we really want a criminal to be representing us as Americans?

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  72. I think that Charles Rangel is not corrupted. If he was corrupted, he would have lost the elections. He may have broken some law, but who doesn't.

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  73. ricardo villalpandoNovember 19, 2010 at 6:12 AM

    I think that Charles Rangel was lucky and before the people elected him again they did not know what he done and now I think that they should take him out of his spot
    ricardo villalpando
    sloan pr5

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  74. Rangel should have stepped down long before any of the felony charges were ever found out. Dirty politics is what may one day destroy this economy.The people trusted him to take care of them, thats why they voted for him, they could feel that he may rightly represent them in the house, but who wants corruption anywhere? The voters may have not even known that he was doing this, so they reelected this man in confidence. And he destroyed that, which on his point should show that people will put a lot of faith into the wrong things sometimes, but if you keep taking then one day they will stop giving.

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  76. I don't believe that he should still be in the house. He should be punished for the laws that he violated. Its not that public's voting standards have dropped to re-elect such a person, but its more likely that he was not convicted until after the election.

    -Ivan Cardenas
    Mr. Sloan Per.3

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  77. Danielle Smith, Sloan P1November 19, 2010 at 7:11 AM

    I think because he has been in there for a long time already, people assume to just reelect him. If a politician knows they're involved in illegal activity, it's time to step down. I think he is an extreme example of what people will accept, but that doesn't mean things like this won't happen again for us to learn from.

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  78. karina ramos mr sloan period 1
    okay well in my opinion i beleive that if any candidate does a big mistake or even does something bad should not even run. and if they do run voters should not vote for him becaus that candidate can do worser things. i also do believe that voting standards are going down. i believe this because people dont really pay much attention to what candidates do. and they are not really into voting as well.

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  79. I believe that there is no point in which a politician should step down. If they make a mistake, they don't have to step down just to be courteous. If voters vote the corrupted politician back into office, that just goes to show how corrupted the majority of voters are. if they had values of their own, then they wouldn't have voted the politician back into office.
    Sloan
    Period 5

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  80. He should step down for it is not okay for someone, especially from the House, to be above the law and to also break th law. He should resign or be forced to, cause people wouldnt vote for him again if they knew his corruption.

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  81. I believe that he should resign because if he doesn't its like saying that people in the house don't have to follow the rules set for them. The voters should not have voted for him if they knew about these financial crimes and if he ends up running again he should not be voted for at all. People who commit crimes should not be allowed to run for office or stay in office.
    Zach Mietz

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  82. I think politicians should be able to run for as many terms as they want if there is no term limit. If the people think they are the best choice for that office. People seem to be tolerating more and more for ploiticians because they think that lying and cheating is the norm.

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  83. Jacqueline OlympiusNovember 19, 2010 at 7:45 AM

    I believe that if a person if accused of wrongdoings that no matter how many years they have served, they should step down nevertheless. We don't want any corruption in our government as much as we can help it. It only makes sense. If he/she does not do this willingly, voters should most definitely take it into their own hands to deal with the situation and vote them out ASAP.

    --Sloan
    AP Econ, Period 3

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  84. i think that older people should be removed from the balot, people no more than 55 years of age should be allowed to run for anything.
    veronica iniguez SLOAN p1

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  85. I believe that if a politician does even one single, illegal act, then they should be forced to resign. They are supposed to represent the people and do what's best for them, but instead he went and misused money and broke rules for his own personal gains. There's also so much corrupt in the government right now that people have drastically dropped their standards for politics. It's pretty sad that the people that we're supposed to look up to for help and reform in our society are a bunch of corrupt and greedy people.
    -Sloan Period 2

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  86. i believe that he should step down. They shouldn't even get a warning and should be forced to resign. Why do we want a corrupt official in office?

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  87. wow that's terrible. bad men should not be leading us. if this guy was so weak as to get involved in illegitimate money schemes, then why do we expect him to have to strength to be a member of the house? we don't. is there no way to have him removed? that's sad if there isn't. just completely sad.

    ideally he would do the honorable thing and step down. but he's acting like a 3rd grader and is too stubborn to lose the game. what a weenie.

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  88. I believe that politicians are somewhat "role models" so they should be setting an example for the country and the area they live in. Just because they are well known doesnt mean they get to do illegal things. They need to be responsible for their actions and held accountable as everyone else is.

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  89. I think Rangel shouldn't have been elected again because he made mistakes. and the people who makes mistakes shouldn't especially when their running for like govt, or whatever. And Yes, this was an example or Rangel.

    SAnia Bacha
    P.3 Bauer

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  90. Emily Geiszler, Bauer, AP Gov Period 4November 19, 2010 at 7:00 PM

    I believe that any politician who is guilty of any crime should step down immediately. They are a public figure and should be setting a good example for the rest of the nation. I would hope that the voters are outraged by this. They put their trust in him and he let them down. If they were to re-elect him again that would just be ridiculous. They shouldn't have the option of re-electing him at all, he should be removed from office and barred from ever running again.

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  91. Isabel De la Rosa
    Bauer
    p.2
    its sad to think that hes the candidate people want since hes had varius mistakes. but i dont think people want this i think alot of the voters dont do enough research before they vote or their not as involved in this category of the election to know what going on. i believe that if he isnt stepping down they should remove him because after all sometimes the gov should do things not all voters will agree on for the good on the nation.

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  92. Michael Freeman Sloan per.5November 19, 2010 at 10:27 PM

    I believe that as voters it is are responsibility for putting him back after all of his flaws. If he was messing up previously then we should have ended him then. If I were him, I would not step down if the people were going to put me back in office time after time.

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  93. Rangel used his power to his advantage.A buliding designed to be a campaign office was used for residential purposes by Rangel. He failed to report income to the IRS from a unit he owned in a Dominican Republic resort. My biggest concern is why he was re-elected? IT shows that our voters are not as informed as they should be.This is not good. Rangel should resign however, it seems as though he won't.

    Gabriella Cello Sloan p3

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  94. Luis anguiano
    Mr.bauer
    period 2

    I do think he should be kicked out of the office he gets paid to run the system if he doesn't do the job then who will.

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  95. I think he shouldn't have been re-elected. There should be a time limit to run in this position because not everyone will want the same person handling the job. In my opinion he should have stepped down the moment he began this scandle. It's such a shame because people actually still voted for him. He should have thought about his plans more clearly. Because obviously this just shows that he doesn't care about his social position and what others think of him.

    Karen Villasenor
    Mr. Bauer
    Per: 2

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  96. I strongly think that Rangel should resign. There's no excuse, he made several mistakes and he will most likely continue to do so.

    Christina Luna
    Bauer

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  97. Samantha Barragan. Mr. Bauer. Pd. 3November 21, 2010 at 8:15 PM

    I believe that Regal should step down, he made many mistakes and was found guily. Our country as a whole should not have someone like that have an power at all, even if the people still want him there. A restless person like that can really do some damage.

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  98. kayla rodriguez sloan5November 28, 2010 at 10:26 PM

    its hard to believe that people will continue to reelect Rangel. he isnt worried about his actions since he has been found guilty for many issues. if these facts were released before elections and people still gave him the vote, thats just shows how citizens act today. if they were released after elections then he needs to be the mature man and step down. i cross my fingers that he wont be re elected next time because he thinks he can get away with this and thats wrong. we shouldnt allow him to think this is okay.

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  99. i think Rangel should own up to what he has done and step down from Congress. if he has been found guilty and has done this same thing over and over, then it is likely that he'll do it again.
    ~~brooke fletcher
    mr. bauer
    period 2

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  100. jacob farrar
    bauer 4th

    I think that Charles Rangel issue is just another issue. people make mistakes expesuly when their under presure. i dont have the knolage if this happend before or after he was elected but the majority of the people have chose him and he has been re-elected many times so i dont think this would be such a big issue. i think that a politition should step down when the people electing him belive it is time.

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  101. Justin Thyme, Bauer, p.3November 30, 2010 at 10:41 PM

    I am shocked that Rangel got re elected. If this is the 20th term he is serving and he is just now being convicted of all these crimes, think about years in the past the things he could have done. If this information was posted before the election i am shocked that people still supported him. I believe he should step down because everyone knows what he did was unjust.

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  102. i think people voted for him again because simply on how the stuff were before, maybe from the mistakes it was still good and going. and they decided to vote again and also because they liked him, maybe he was friendly? but when it goes to far and more mistakes are done. take em out because he simply didnt learn from his mistakes

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  103. If Rangel was found guilty for all these rules broken then i dont see why they didnt resign him on there own. I dont see why people would want someone like Charles in office anyways. And Charles probably wont resign on his own because he probably is corrupt and want to use his power for bad things.

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  104. To be honest if someone like Rangel has been breaking rules i think he should be resigned and he shouldnt get any chances of being slapped on the hand because then all hes going to do is constantly mess up, some people just dont always learn from their mistakes.

    Aniscia Silva
    sloan
    Per 5

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  105. Okay Rangel definetely should step down on his own..but he wont..so he should be kicked the heck out. Just because the dudes been in office for soo long does not give him the right or excuse to break rules as he pleases.
    Its pretty sad that he was re-elected in the first place given the fact people knew what he was doing..

    Danielle Barros
    Sloan p.4

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  106. Vicente Chavez
    Sloan per 5th
    I think that he should step down because of what he commited and this should set an example to the people because they should get an idea to think twice next time they vote because you never know what could happen maybe that person could be nice but than commit something bad like how this person did.

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  107. Haley Collins (Sloan Period One)December 15, 2010 at 1:53 AM

    Really people need to start paying attention to who they vote for. I honestly believe people should give congressmen 2 strikes, that's enough to decide if they should stay in term. If they keep accepting the issues then the congressmen will just continue and think it's okay to make mistakes

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  108. enrique salazar sloanper5December 15, 2010 at 2:57 PM

    I dont believe this guy should have been relected because it obviously seems he was corrupt

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  109. If this man has been elected so many times then he truly must be doing some big things in office for New York. I say lets mind our californian buisness and let them do as the wish.
    Jordan Elzie per 2 Sloan.

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