There is an old joke that many are aware of - 'how can you tell if a (insert group - politician, lawyer, used car sales man) is lying? - their lips are moving.' Thanks to the antics of Washington in the last several years, I have 'sort of' concluded that all of our legislators are of that group and can't be trusted any further than I can throw my lathe.
Appears that this representative is an example that I (we) can't throw a blanket on a situation. God bless her for her service.
Although she is correct, it is the fault of the government and lack of proper oversight, IMHO. And that is CONGRESSES fault! Yes you can question the moral decision the gentleman made, but ALL kinds of businesses, incl multi-billion $$ corps. (exxon, GE etc.) Millionaire Individuals (Mitt Romney, Warren Buffett) all do the same, some are rallying for reform (hint, it isn't the Politician).
All people take "advantage" of situations, morally correct or not. I know local businessmen that are taking every special tax break, grant etc, in the name of creating jobs locally, while outsourcing suppliers from the US to China to save a few pennies in production costs. Yes, they created 10 jobs locally, while displacing hundreds of workers in PA, OH, MO, and other areas of NY. Bottom line is a net fewer US jobs, while profits of the local company rise due to all the benefits.
What we need is not less Government, but smarter more efficient government. And until we all realize we are in this together, it will be "what can I gain from it"
What would you do??? He just used the programs to help him be competitive, that ARE legally available to him.
We have meet the enemy, and he is us!! POGO
"If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up... I would take fewer things seriously...take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges at age 85.