Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
After reading the Deseret News article on how Sen. Mike Lee was "forced" to short sale his Alpine home, I remembered why I didn't vote for him ("Sen. Mike Lee forced to sell million-dollar Alpine home," May 21). I thought he didn't have the financial background to deal with the economic issues facing the country. Obviously, he didn't prepare a budget to show how he was going to live on his $174,500 salary as a senator. And if he can't balance his own budget, what makes us think he can manage, let alone balance, the national debt?
Growing up in the '60s and '70s we had a saying, "if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem." Why did the country have to bail out financial institutions? Because, in part, they made loans to people like Lee. Maybe it's an ethical question. Do you become a senator and stiff the American public, or keep your day job and pay your debts?
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