Welcome to the American Revolution II

Welcome to the American Revolution II
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
"We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose and insidious in method..." and warned about what he saw as unjustified government spending proposals and continued with a warning that "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex... The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist... Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."Dwight D. Eisenhower

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The New York Crimes

WASHINGTON — Rep. Charles Rangel failed to report as much as $1.3 million in outside income — including up to $1 million for a Harlem building sale — on financial-disclosure forms he filed between 2002 and 2006, according to newly amended records.

The documents also show the embattled chairman of the Ways and Means Committee — who is being probed by the House Ethics Committee — failed to reveal a staggering $3 million in various business transactions over the same period.

New York Representative Charlie Rangel has stepped down as chairman of the House Ways and Means committee
First-term Democratic U.S. Reps. Gary Peters and Mark Schauer are giving away thousands of dollars they received from the campaign committees of embattled New York Rep. Charles Rangel.

Peters of Oakland County’s Bloomfield Township and Schauer of Battle Creek had called for Rangel to step down as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee amid ethics inquiries, a move Rangel made today.

Peters says he’ll donate $16,000 he received from Rangel’s campaign committees to local Oakland County charities. Schauer says he’ll donate the $14,000 he got to local nonprofit organizations.

Both Michigan Democrats face tough re-election battles this year.
David Paterson & Charles Rangel


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