National Service for Americans ?

Discussion in 'Economics' started by hippie, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. What's the age of the bill's sponsor? I'll give you one guess...
  2. LEAPup


    Charles Rangel is the sponsor. I considered the source when I saw the name...
  3. Mandatory service is BS. Service for college ok maybe.
  4. dont you want to fight for freedom? freeeeedooooooooooom:D
  5. Rangall can do his part by holding onto a daisy cutter whilst being dropped into Afghanistan.

    July 23, 2007- Geoff Earle of the New York Post reports that Rangel is soliciting funds for the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service from corporations that have interests before Congress, and that Rangel secured a $2 million "seed money" earmark from Congress.

    July 11, 2008- New York Times’ David Kocieniewski reports that Rangel occupies three rent-stabilized apartments in a luxury building, and uses a fourth as a campaign office.

    July 14, 2008- NLPC files Complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging use of a rent-stabilized apartment for a campaign office comprises an illegal corporate contribution from the landlord. Rangel announces he will close the office.

    July 15, 2008- Christopher Lee of the Washington Post reports that Rangel solicited donations on Congressional letterhead to the so-called Charles B. Rangel School of Public Service at City College of New York (CCNY), in violation of House rules.

    August 2008- NLPC staff reviews Rangel’s financial disclosure forms and notices that he has a home in the Dominican Republic, but reports little or no rent. NLPC sends an investigator to Dominican Republic who finds that the beachfront “villa" is continuously rented out.

    August 31, 2008- New York Post runs front-page story by Isabel Vincent and Susan Edelman with an unflattering photo of Rangel in beach chair, following Vincent’s trip to Dominican Republic.

    September 5, 2008- Rangel admits to not disclosing, or paying taxes on, rental income of $75,000. He also claims that he did not know that he had a no-interest mortgage. Rangel blames his wife and a language barrier. NLPC files Complaints with the IRS and U.S. Attorney alleging Rangel’s $75,000 figure is low.

    September 24, 2008- At Rangel’s request, House Ethics Committee votes to investigate rent-stabilized apartments; using Congressional stationery to solicit donations for Rangel School; and failing to disclose or report Dominican Republic rental income. Pelosi predicts the probe will conclude by January 3, 2009.

    November 6-9, 2008- Rangel leads Citigroup-funded Congressional junket to Caribbean island of St. Maarten. NLPC President Peter Flaherty attends and documents violations of House Rules, leading to New York Post feature story.

    November 24, 2008- New York Times’ David Kocieniewski reports that Rangel helped preserve a lucrative tax break for Nabors Industries at the same time Nabors’ CEO Eugene Isenberg pledged $1 million to the Rangel School at CCNY.

    November 26, 2008- NLPC files a Complaint with the House Ethics Committee alleging that Rangel violated House Rules by cheating on his taxes by improperly claiming a homestead exemption on a D. C. property.

    December 9, 2008- House Ethics Committee expands investigation to include Rangels’ efforts to preserve a tax break for Nabors Industries at the same time Nabors’ CEO Eugene Isenberg pledged $1 million to the Rangel School.

    January 28, 2009- Rep. John Carter (R-TX) introduces “Rangel Rule” bill to eliminate all IRS penalties and interest for paying taxes past due.

    February 1, 2009- on CSPAN Newsmakers program Rangel predicts that “as soon as the Ethics Committee organizes they ought to be able to dismiss this.” Rangel also accuses journalists as being “an arm of this organization (NLPC).” In a letter to supporters, Rangel says reporters do NLPC’s “dirty work.”

    February 4, 2009- Sunlight Foundation issues report showing Rangel failed to report purchases, sales or his ownership of assets at least 28 times since 1978 on his personal financial disclosure forms. Assets worth between $239,026 and $831,000 appeared and disappeared with no disclosure of when they were acquired, how long they were held, or when they were sold, as House Rules require.

    May 22, 2009- House Ethics Committee asks NLPC President Peter Flaherty to provide photographs, recordings and other materials from the St. Maartens junket.

    May 29, 2009- About the Ethics Committee probe, Rangel tells Dow Jones Newswires, "I am optimistic that this very soon will be wrapped up."

    June 2, 2009- NLPC President Peter Flaherty directly confronts Nabors Industries CEO Eugene Isenberg at the Nabors’ annual meeting in Houston. Isenberg denies a “quid pro quo” and claims the New York Times is “full of malarkey.”

    June 24, 2009- House Ethics Committee confirms probe of Caribbean junkets in 2008 and 2007. Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) objects to investigation. CBC member Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) is appointed to head probe. Butterfield took part in the trip in previous year.

    August 12, 2009- Rangel files amended financial disclosure forms for 2002 to 2006. As a result, his reported net worth roughly doubled. The originals were signed under penalty of the False Statements Act.

    September 3, 2009- The Washington Post calls on Rangel to resign his Chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee. The Post calls Rangel’s revised filings “a treasure trove of outrage.”

    September 16, 2009- NLPC files Complaint with the House Ethics Committee alleging that Rangel disclosed little or no rental income for eight years (1993-2001) on a six-unit Harlem brownstone, even though public records show tenants were living there.

    October 8, 2009- The House Ethics Committee announces that it is expanding Rangel investigation into “all Financial Disclosure Statements and all amendments filed in the calendar year 2009.”

    February 26, 2010- The House Ethics Committee “admonishes” Rangel for accepting Caribbean trips based on photographs, recordings and other materials provided by NLPC. The Committee clears five other members of Congress. Rangel claims that he didn’t know the trips were corporate sponsored. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defends Rangel and asserts that he “did not violate the rules of the House.”

    February 26, 2010- The Committee also found that the organizers of the trips, a couple named Karl and Faye Rodney, who operate Carib News or Carib News Foundation, submitted “false or misleading” information to the Committee under oath. The matter was referred to the Justice Department.

    March 3, 2010- Rangel steps down as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, claiming the move is temporary.

    July 22, 2010- Ethics Committee announces that its subcommittee investigating Rangel alleges House Rules violations, and that they will be made public on July 29. The matter is referred to an “adjudicatory subcommittee” to try Rangel and determine guilt.
  6. I remember when it was 36. Bad news if it passes.
  7. This would seem to violate the 13th Amendment, although they may try to wrap the "service" in some kind of "terrorism" or "security" packaging to confuse it with a military draft.
  8. As much as I hate monarchies I respect the Brits they send their kids to war no like Bush who dodges the draft flying around Texas.

    There would be alot less wars if those starting the wars had themselves or their children serve.
  9. zdreg


    all you fuckbushites should be salivating at doing national service for the revolution

    #10     Jul 27, 2010