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Published: Sunday, Oct. 13 2013 2:17 p.m. MDT

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Big 'D'
San Mateo, CA

I don't get why everyone is bashing Senator Lee. It's easy. It's trendy and popular. But no one is actually saying anything intelligent, to counter what he said on the Senate floor when he supported Cruz's marathon. Lee articulated really nicely what is wrong with Obamacare. No one anywhere is answering his perfectly accurate portrayal of the facts. I guess it's just easier to live in the sound bites and the politics and pretend that reality is something different than what it is.

But in both politics and reality, it is inadvisable for any politician to appear anywhere with Sarah Palin, especially when your credibility is on the line.

Anyway, thank heavens for Lee and all Republicans who are simply trying to restrain the runaway increases in spending by our bloated, overreaching federal government.

Big 'D'
San Mateo, CA

Remember Obama's own words from his 2008 electioneering:
"The problem is that the way Bush has done it in the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion from the first 42 presidents. No. 43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome. So we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back. $30,000 for every man woman and child. That's irresponsible, that's unpatriotic." Senator Obama voted AGAINST raising the debt limit.

If anyone should have zero credibility, it is our President. The Republicans are only trying to inject a shred of responsibility by decreasing the rate of increase in our spending. Sequester. Entitlement reform. These are not bad words. These are essential for our long-term fiscal solvency.

Itsjstmeagain
Merritt Island, Fl

The House listed non-essential functions when they shut down the Govt, not the President. I believe a park is not essential, not when you compare it to the Center for Disease Control and other medical watchdog and research organizations. Food inspection stopped, remember that when you buy chicken or beef, DOD Civil Servants who directly support the troops were deemed non-essential by the TP, the FAA furloughed accident inspectors and commercial aircraft inspectors. Remember, it was the Congress who had to amend their list when it was revealed that Military Survivor Benefits were also deemed non-essential. It is their list.

Mike Lee led the charge in Congress to close Government, demanded the above to include Parks be closed but apparently did not want to lose a photo op and rebadged himself for this one event.

Steve Cottrell
Centerville, UT

This would be an example of Mike Lee breaking the law (which he has sworn to uphold).

worf
Mcallen, TX

Some people feel health care is like food stamps. It's all free.

Many people have no morals. Let political leaders steal from the working man than use the money for vacations, and pay people to do nothing.

If the working man complains, he's greedy, and discriminates.

jsf
Centerville, UT

"This would be an example of Mike Lee breaking the law (which he has sworn to uphold)." Unlike Obama who allowed illegal aliens to hold a demonstration on the closed mall attended by Pelosi and other democrats, Rangell who was arrested with other activists blocking traffic on public roads. Obama who has side stepped ACA provisions as he thought he should. What is the point you are making, that the rule of law does not exist in Washington?

We kind of get that.

NeilT
Clearfield, UT

socialist poster here. Just off work so I thought I had better get on here and post, nothing else to do. Darn it's a holiday, no mail, no gov't welfare check. In case people haven't noticed posts are about five to one against Lee and tea party. Think about it. I see sweeping changes next election and I fear Republicans are going to be on the loosing end. Recall Lee, is it possible to recall a Senator. Does anyone out there know.

RedWings
CLEARFIELD, UT

Hypocrisy abounds around Mike Lee. How a career Washington lobbyist and lawyer gets people to believe he is a tea party candidate shows how gullible people are. He is a product of the very Washington he complains about! Why is he still taking his pay when Hatch and Matheson said they would not? This shows me where his heart is....

Instead of all this posturing and stupidity, why don't our elected officals simply do their job and work to amend and improve the ACA? There are some good things in it, and some good ideas on the Republican side to make it better.

I am an American; not a Republican or Democrat. Too bad our elected officals are more concerned with party and power instead of country....

We as a nation re-elected all of these selfish children. We are only getting what we asked for in 2012....

the truth
Holladay, UT

@RedWings

You can NOT amend and fix a horrible monstrosity.

When you look at the actual numbers of people who have signed up for obamacare, it is quite clear the American people do not want it.

Cruz and Lee are on the right side.

The unpopular stand is usually the right stand.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

I would suggest that all those calling Mike Lee nasty names actually try to provide some specifics rather than ranting and barking out uninformed liberal talking points. Here are some specifics about what Senator Lee has been doing...

1. Mike made the case that it was WRONG for Barack Obama to exempt congress and big business from the ugliness of Obamacare. If individual people in this country are FORCED to swallow Obamacare and be penalized by it then so should congress. Apparently all the Lee haters believe congress should not be subject to their own laws.
2. Mike made the case that we should defund Obamacare and thus allow for a year delay so that this train wreck of a bill can be fixed to some extent possible before allowing it to destroy jobs, cut peoples work hours to 27 per week and double peoples health care premiums. Again, Lee haters seem to like less time at work....oh I forgot that Obamacare supports don't work and love the increased diet of "free stuff" at the expense of working-tax paying-producing Americans.

Mike Lee is a GREAT senator and is doing what he was sent to do!!!

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

The Senator from Arizona calls the tea party "wacko birds". Looks like a whole flock.

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