Everyone uses “situation ethics”, including Senator Lee. Just like
fire and words, situation ethics can be for good or bad. Senator Lee came up
short when he disposed of his Alpine home.
Yes, Mr Lee has come up short in a lot of areas, especially in Utahns
To "Richard Bell" you obviously didn't do the 5 minutes of research
to find out that Senator Lee planned on selling his house after he was elected.
He knew that on a Senator's salary he couldn't afford it, and was
trying to sell it.All his story teaches us is that you should be
careful when buying a house during housing boom that was inflated by easy
Well...considering that Lee is fighting a battle based on constitutional
principles and that he is not actually preparing budgets, I would say he is
doing exactly what the majority of the voters that cast their ballots for him
want him to do.
This is one of the most inane posts ever. Somebody should be ashamed.
Wouldn't be surprised if Lee didn't take some form of rhadamanthine
@redshirt. I am sure there are thousands of individuals who couldn't afford
their home after they lost their jobs during the recession but I'm sure
republicans would of still laid responsibility and fault on them.
To "Shaun" for many of them, it is their fault.Look at is
this way. If you have a 2 income home, and one of those incomes goes to pay for
your mortgage and all of your debt, and the other goes for savings and household
expenses, isn't is wise to have savings to cover your expenses if you lost
your job. Now, if one of the 2 income earners loses their job, and they can no
longer make payments on all of their debt, who's fault is that? Who
thought that going into so much debt in the first place was a good idea?In this case, Senator Lee knew that he would have to sell his house, and
rather than declaring bankruptcy, he did the honorable thing and arranged to do
a short sale with his bank.
@RedShirt;The "honorable thing" would have been to postpone
his ambitions until he'd sold his house, knowing in advance that a
Senator's salary wouldn't cover his regular payments.Lee
chose to chase after his ambitions rather than be honorable.
To "Ranch" no, that would have been dumb. What if he lost the race? He
could have continued at his law firm and would have been able to afford his
house.Do you expect him to have a crystal ball that would tell him
when the best time to sell would have been?Look at it from a more
practical standpoint. If you go to a job interview for a job you want, but
would require you to move would you sell your house after the interview or after
you get a job offer?That was his situation. He didn't have the
job, and should not have been expected to sell his house until after the