Letter: Lee's child tax credit is irresponsible

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Mike Lee now wants to create an additional $2,500 per-child tax credit for parents ("Utah's Sen. Mike Lee: GOP squabbles help the party," Tribune, Oct 30). This is a fiscally irresponsible policy, brought to us by Utah's self-professed conservative tea party leader. Who will foot the bill for the lost revenue? It will be other taxpayers who are not responsible for the propagation of these children.

Lee has previously proven that, fiscally, he does not practice what he preaches in his own life, but this is the icing on the cake. Now he proposes a policy contradictory to his own prophecy. Parents already receive child tax credits that lead to underfunding the education system, among other injustices. So now, let us place more of the burden on those not accountable for the problem.

In reality, Lee knows that even LDS Republicans are tired of his shenanigans and the damage he has brought to our country. They will not support him for re-election. So, in another tea party charade, he is trying to win the hearts of the LDS voters with large families with what speaks the loudest: money, in the form of a tax break. What a hypocritical snake. Make parents accountable, not freeloaders.

Michael Cooper

South Jordan