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Published: Sunday, Oct. 13 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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george of the jungle
goshen, UT

Your right Mr. Wright. I remember Geneva.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Lee put his two bucks on a dead horse. Obamacare is fact, and he's fighting it to no avail. I guess you could wonder if he fails to see the futility and ultimately the damage he's doing to his career, and you might be inclined to ask why he's pursuing such a dead end course and equate it to his decision making ability in general.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

Raising the debt ceiling means that we pay the bills that we previously racked up. Money that the house and the senate voted to spend.

The Democrats, Republicans, world leaders and leading businessmen believe that not raising the debt ceiling will cause harm to the US and world economies.

Basically, what the GOP is saying is,

"Repeal or delay a Law that we believe will hurt the country or we're gonna hurt the country."

(Similar logic to a scene from Blazing Saddles where the sheriff puts a gun to his own head)

And you find this mentality worthy of praise?

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

When he elected to attempted to defund a funded law and failed, he used a unilateral drastic attempt outside of established government and should resign. This is simple accountability for drastic failed actions.

Shaun
Sandy, UT

It doesn't matter that Mike Lee is principled. The government shut down and especially a default of government debt, if the debt limit is not raised, will cost us more money instead of saving money.

With the republicans only holding majority in the house they can not force their policies through the senate and the white house and they should not force it through extortion.

As far as compromise the republicans might not get much compromise on the ACA right now but sometimes taking one step backwards will get them two steps forward.

watchman
Salt Lake City, UT

You are certainly right, Jared. The efforts of Mike Lee and several others have helped to make more people aware of what is going on in Washington, D.c. and has caused them to have more respect for those that have demonstrated the importance to be committed to sound principles rather than the usual 'go along to get along' attitude that so many of elected leaders seem to be content to follow.

ECR
Burke, VA

"You are certainly right, Jared. The efforts of Mike Lee and several others have helped to make more people aware of what is going on in Washington, D.c. and has caused them to have more respect for those that have demonstrated the importance to be committed to sound principles rather than" carrying on like a bunch of spoiled children who didn't get their way and are now threatening to take their toys home. Mike Leee and his big brother Ted Cruz have done absolutely nothing to make this country better. Their mantra in 2010 was "repeal and replace" the ACA. Have you seen anything that will replace the ACA? Does that mean you think the current system is just fine? Just ask anyone who has been denied insurance or had their insurance canceled because of a chronic disease they encountered through no fault of their own. Just ask people who have had their entrepreneurial dreams shattered by a health issue with no means to pay for health care - if it is even available to them. What has Mike Lee and Ted Cruz done for these people except attempt to deny them help?

watchman
Salt Lake City, UT

ECR. It is apparent that you have not read or seen what keeping ACA is doing and is going to do to these people and all American taxpayers if allowed to continue.

Twin Lights
Louisville, KY

watchman,

If Mike Lee becomes a pariah, his ability to get legislation done will be nominal at best. Legislative bodies are like many workplaces - you need friends to get the big jobs done. Without them, you will never have a chance. Effective politics requires friends and respect within your own party and across the aisle. If Mike Lee has that, he will be able to get some of his priorities passed. If not, he will be whistling in the wind.

ronnie
sandy, utah

"The Fight" Those words are the problem. Going to Washington with the idea "to fight" is not a laudable goal. Would it not be better to listen and learn about the needs of your fellow countrymen in order to help influence opinions or adjust your thinking. Much of what he does appears to be drawing a line in the sand and demanding the other side to comply. I do not believe that is the American Way.

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