This guy personifies what’s wrong with the Congress (and the voters in Michigan for that matter). He’s been in congress since 1976! He taught high school for ten years then spent one term in the Michigan House. Then it was “off to Congress!”
For pete’s sake, he’s 82 years old, and quite likely would go on his merry way until they carried him out, were it not for these allegations. When someone is in a elective office this long it’s just asking for corruption! Everyone says Congress is useless with a 9% approval rating, and yet the Kildees continue to be re-elected. Like Pogo said “ we have met the enemy and he is us.”
Can you think of any politician from MI in the last two generations who has been a patriotic conservative? I know there are a few House members who might fill the bill. But MI voters nearly always make bad choices. I think they are hoping their latest officeholder will set up a federal program just for them.