Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Charlie Rangel's Dirty Money

When you are accused of having ill-gotten gains, some may wonder where it goes. In the case of the alleged ethics violations of Rangel we find him generous with the cash. Apparently 17 congressmen have recognized the taint upon the cash and returned or donated it to charity. You might want to check this list (it’s alphabetical) to see if your local yokel has had any pangs of conscience and ethically disposed of it. So far, those listed have not.

Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pa. - $10,000

Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga. - $10,000

Rep. Melissa Bean, D-Ill. - $10,000

Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska - $10,000

Rep. John Boccieri, D-Ohio - $5,000

Rep. Leonard Boswell, D-Iowa - $5,000

Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla. - $2,500

Rep. Chris Carney, D-Pa. - $10,000

Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind. - $10,000

Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y. - $5,000

Rep. Stephen Cohen, D-Tenn. - $2,500

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va. - $5,000

Rep. Kathleen Dahlkemper, D-Pa. - $10,000

Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind. - $10,000

Rep. Steve Driehaus, D-Ohio - $10,000

Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Texas - $5,000

Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md. - $5,000

Rep. Brad Ellsworth, D-Ind. - $5,000

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. - $10,000

Rep. Parker Griffith, D-Ala. - $5,000

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C. - $5,000

Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla. - $5,000

Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. - $10,000

Rep. Paul Hodes, D-N.H. - $5,000

Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Wis. - $10,000

Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa. - $10,000

Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick, D-Mich. - $5,000

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. - $10,000

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif. - $1,000

Rep. David Loebsack, D-Iowa - $5,000

Rep. Dan Maffei, D-N.Y. - $10,000

Rep. Betsy Markey, D-Colo. - $5,000

Rep. Jim Marshall, D-Ga. - $5,000

Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah - $10,000

Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash. - $5,000

Rep. Michael McMahon, D-N.Y. - $10,000

Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Fla. - $5,000

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. - $5,000

Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Pa. - $10,000

Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif. - $5,000

Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, D-Texas - $10,000

Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore. - $5,000

Rep. David Scott, D-Ga. - $5,000

Rep. Joseph Sestak, D-Pa. - $5,000

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. - $10,000

Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C. - $5,000

Rep. Harry Teague, D-N.M. - $2,500

Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y. - $5,000

Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y. - $5,000

Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo. - $10,000

Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. - $5,000

Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn. - $10,000

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. - $10,000

The money involved here is “chump change.” The principles however, are monumental.

The material in this post was extracted from an opion piece in the Washington
Examiner.  For further in depth coverage, click here.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

1 comment:

Pamela D. Hart said...

Altmire is from my state. Doesn't surprise me. What does amaze me is how many have actually come forward of their own accord. Guess they're just afraid of being caught. Doesn't mean any of them have any TRUE scruples. And how many more have done shaddy or corrupt crap that we don't know about YET?