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Hatch Calls Tea Party Groups "Ultra-Liars" as He Heads for Primary

Anonymous4654 Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 10:28 AM
I also think we should stop making life so very very nice for these political hacks with their exaggerated sense of self importance. They live like royalty. (We could start by yanking out the air conditioning.)
Brian1078 Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 9:06 PM
We could start by yanking their car allowance. They're getting vehicles of their choice leased, insured and fueled on the taxpayer dime. Why does a millionaire like Charley Rangel need the tax payers to provide him with a Cadillac for his unlimited use in DC? Another Democrat Congressman was cruising around in an $80,000 Lexus SUV (real Green of him huh?) with a monthly lease payment in the neighborhood of $1000 a month. Since we are already paying them in excess of $14000 a MONTH, can't they afford to pay for their own cars? At most, we should have a motor pool with drivers of a bunch of Cobalts or similarly sized cars. When the Congressman needs a ride, he could call the motor pool and have a driver come pick him up. Maybe even carpool.
rickmcq Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 10:39 AM
Our time spent in committee meetings dropped dramatically once we removed the chairs from the conference room...

The Utah Republican Convention did double duty as Groundhog Day on Saturday ensuring another round of politics in terms of the Senate race.

36-year veteran Senator Orrin Hatch came through two rounds of delegate voting with a majority, but not enough of one to walk away with the party nomination.

Hatch took 59.19% of the vote to Tea Party-backed challenger Dan Liljenquist’s 40.81%% thus ensuring a June primary for the man who has been representing Utah in the U.S. Senate for more than three decades.

A sixty percent majority was needed to lock up the nomination.

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