Charlie Rangel: The Poster Boy For Congressional Term Limits?
|Charlie Rangel not only is old as dirt, he's also an ethical nightmare. Yet, voters apparently love the guy.|
Just to put the longtime representative's reign into perspective, Richard Nixon was in his first term as president when Rangel first was elected to Congress. He is the third longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, and carbon dating indicates that the longtime representative is 82 years old.
In other words, we'd seriously question allowing an 82-year-old man to drive a car, let alone represent us in Congress.
Rangel's advanced age aside, he's also an ethical nightmare -- in 2010, he was formally censured by the House of Representatives for multiple ethical violations stemming from (among various other ethical issues) his failure to pay taxes on income he received from a rental "villa" he owns in the Dominican Republic.
Rangel, however, can do no wrong in the eyes of the voters -- despite his ethical issues, and lack of youth, they keep electing this guy!
If you ask us, enough is enough; things change over the span of roughly a half-decade and it's time for a new set of eyes -- preferably eyes that pay their taxes and don't take handouts.
We want to know what you think, though: is Rangel the poster boy for Congressional term limits?
Cast your vote below.