Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Upton guilty of hypocrisy in health care vote


Congressman Fred Upton voted "no" on the health insurance reform bill. He said on March 21 during the debate that he voted this way because "the national debt is at historic levels spending is out of control," etc. etc.

Didn't Mr. Upton vote for money for a drug prescription bill and a costly war in Iraq, which added billions to the national debt? Did he not also vote for tax reductions for wealthy Americans, which further increased the national debt? Has he forgotten that there was a surplus in the United States Treasury when George W. Bush took office in 2001?

Hypocrisy does not strengthen one's trust in government - a trust which is desperately needed today.

George S. Miller, South Haven

Herald Palladium, 2010 (exact date has been lost)