Published: Friday, June 8 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
Simple.Mike Lee is a hypocrite. It's easy to
criticize others to get into power. Once you're in power, you need to walk
what you've talked. Lee constantly preached how bailouts were bad and how
this country needed to "live within its means." Mike Lee has failed. He
has accepted bailouts at first opportunity and completely failed at living
within his means. How much longer are we Utahns going to blindly
send hypocrites who speak well but don't act well to represent us?
Well said, Steve Earley. Lee proved himself a hypocrite. I just hope the
voters remember this in 2016, and don't embarrass Utah again by sending Lee
back to the Senate.
JP Morgan has to bail out people like Sen. Lee. He is in a position to reward
them for their generosity.To the Real Maverick: "How much longer
are we Utahns going to blindly send hypocrites who speak well but don't act
well to represent us?"---We're going to continue to send them as long
as they have an (R) by their name on the ballot. That's the only
qualification that matters.
Lee has been one of the worst Senators in Utah history, and he has only been in
a short period of time. What a mess!
But the R beside his name on the next ballot will ensure his election again.
Anybody else notice that the ususal contibutors on this thread who preach
personal responsibility for the poor, and average Joe are nowhere to be seen on
the Mike Lee articles? The black and whiters are struggling with the logic of
how this is Obamas fault..wait, wait let me help you. While the value of poor
Mike's home may have dropped in '08, if Obama would have just let the
economy adjust on it's own and not plunged this country into trillions of
dollars of debt, debt that will be born by our children and grand children,
companies would have had confidence in a strong economic outlook and would have
created millions upon millions of jobs by now, spuring a new economic boom,
restoring the value in poor Mike's house, preventing this tragic moral
delima that he obviously failed..that Obama..it's all his fault.Hey guess what I think I've got a new career in writing childrens fairy
Maverick, Furry, Roland, Esquire, old man, pragmatist,you are all
correct. the drop in value in the home had NOTHING to do with Lee's
obligation to repay the bank. NOTHING!!And for him to say the drop
in his income going from a lawyer to a senator is bogus; at $174k per year, a
$5,000 per month mortgage payment is 34.48% of his gross, which is well within
industry standards.But as for the letter writer's inference
that we all paid for it through TARP - well, that is bogus. JPMorgan, like most
big banks, REPAID their TARP money. The letter writer is also
incorrect about the amount of TARP money JPMorgan recieved. According to the
April 2012 quarterly report to congress by the Inspector General for TARP,
JPMorgan received $15B, not $25B and Treasury received an additional $173
million in dividends (page 242 of the report). Treasury also received $950
million from the sale of warrants. treasury MADE $1.12B on a $15B investment,
for a 7.5% return.now if Lee had figured out how to profit from
insider trading like queen nancy has done, he would not have needed a short
Utah Senator Mike Lee, Republican AND Mormon.What a Hypocrite!What was that thing Pres Hinckley said that our "itegrity must be
beyond reproach".Mike Lee, fiscal conservative -- what a 2 face.
It's quite simple really. Mike Lee told others to adjust their lifestyles
and to live within their means. Yet, he completely and utterly
failed. Mike, here's a tip, buy a few less luxury cars, eat out
a few times a week less at your $50 per plate restaurants, stop buying thousands
and thousands of dollars worth of clothes, stop buying your kids every single
video game and TruReligion jeans they ask for, maybe not every single child
needs the newest Ipod or Iphone, ask your wife to work, and pay your bills.The rest of us have done that! Why can't you?Instead of
asking for a handout, why didn't his wife go to work? She could work!
Right? Work as a secretary or a waitress. That alone could have paid for at
least 1/2 of their mortgage. The arrogance and hypocrisy of this man
and his family is astounding. and PS, why did he even purchase a
home well over 1 million bucks? His religion (the same as mine) preaches about
abstaining from excess and debt. Getting yourself 1 million in debt for a
completely excessive home is a direct violation of that counsel.
I hereby bequeath the screen name "Irony Guy" to Mr. Earley of
Centerville. Fantastic letter.
Every "responsible" economist and politician supported the big bank
bailouts (which are not over by a long shot as they have available an unlimmited
stream of essentially free mondey from the Fed). But what does it say about our
economic system when the bunch at the top have to be saved to spare those at the
bottom? It says our system is both UNJUST and UNSTABLE. Senator Lee among
others needs to start rethinking the baloney stuffed in his head which he took
Unless I'm mistaken a bank will not approve a short sale if the person is
able to make the payment. Another article in the desnews tonight did the math
and calculated that a person drawing a senators salary and benefits could indeed
have made those payments and still have more money than the average American.True it would have been a sacrifice, but so is reducing food stamps and
other benefits to the poor a sacrifice to those people.
I see a lot of comments from those who relish the chance to tear down a Senator
they have always disagreed with, but I see no solutions offered. Who do we
replace him with? So Mike Lee's a hypocrite. Who should I vote for now?
What do those oppose Mike Lee offer as an improvement? Should I vote for
someone who can balance a checkbook but supports the indefinite detention of
Americans? Or in continuing the Patriot Act? A lot of you who opposed the
Patriot Act and other Bush policies never gave Mike Lee credit for doing
something that Obama wouldn't; oppose the Patriot Act. You're against
our continued presence in Afghanistan but never acknowledge Mike Lee's
efforts to accelerate the draw down while Obama is in no hurry. It's sad
that you come here and post, almost gleeful about a man's misfortune and
poor decision making, and never offer solutions, and that you do so while hiding
behind a screen name.
Mr King, I think the only option now is turn our head and hold our nose's.
Mr Lee is entrenched till 2016. Maybe by then he and his staff will learn how to
respond to constituent's letters. At least Orrin does that. It's ok
though, he thinks it will be he that saves us from ourselves.
David King: I guess what people are saying is that they might
sympathize with Senator Lee's situation if he didn't campaign against
the bailouts. Not just campaign against them but make them the crux of his
campaign.One of my problems with conservative hypocrisy (and
don't worry the liberals have plenty of their own) is that many rail
against big government, welfare, food stamps, unemployment, free and reduced
school lunch for their children at school, pell grants, student loans etc. while
they take advantage of many of these programs.If you don't
believe in government handouts and do nothing but rail on them, stop taking
them. Walk the walk not just talk the talk. That's my two cent on the
To David King 10:06 a.m. 6/9/2012I see a lot of comments from those
who relish the chance to tear down a Senator they have always disagreed with,
but I see no solutions offered. Who do we replace him with?-------------------------------That's easy. Replace himm
with Bob Bennett -- the only decent candidate in the 2010 Senatorial election.
It's disgusting that these negative comments are all from liberals who
should have a capital "D" by their names. Mike Lee is a good decent man
and not worthy of your trash talk against him. I like the way he has handled
himself in Washington amid all the muck there. It must be a nighmare to work
with so much corruption.
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