Some years ago I worked with a manager who earned a reputation for lying frequently, although there seemed to be no reason for most of the fabrications. One subordinate observed that his leader even lied when it would have been much easier to tell the truth. Is it possible that some folks have a mysterious built-in compulsion to choose deceit over honesty?
My congressman, Fred Upton, may fit that mold. He has done a good job lately of tossing aside big chunks of his integrity.
said, “I know some of my colleagues have suggested that they will not support
(a continuing resolution to fund government) unless the Affordable Care Act is
defunded. I think this would be a lousy idea and certainly harm the most
Early this month,
Upton voted to shut down
the federal government unless President Obama agreed to stop implementation of
the Affordable Care Act.
A few hours after the shutdown went into effect,
Upton said, “The
Affordable Care Act is not ready for prime time, but shutting down the federal
government is not the solution.”
Early this year,
requested more funding for the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up a
large area of chemically polluted soil in the Kalamazoo. But on March 21 he voted to
drastically reduce the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency. The
agency then said it didn’t have enough funds to clean up the Kalamazoo disaster area.
It is customary to refer to Members of Congress as “The Honorable” John or Jane Doe.
has demonstrated that he no longer deserves that salutation. If you live in
and are looking for a rascal to turn out, one is close at hand.