Letter: Photos, stories show Lee's smugness

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I commend the individual who juxtaposed the articles with photos on Page A3 of the Dec. 18, Tribune.

In one article, Utah's Sen. Mike Lee proclaims that raising taxes will destroy our economy and impede our freedoms ("Hatch, Lee split on budget deal vote," Tribune). In the other, a destitute man sleeps on the sidewalk under a holiday window at Blanc De Chine in New York. What happened to his freedom? How is his health care? Where is his job? It's likely that he would like to have work so that he could pay taxes.

My hope is that Lee will read both these articles, see the smug look on his face, and look beyond his envelope to become transformed.

Bonnie Rock

Salt Lake City