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It's Time for Beltway Barnacle Orrin Hatch To Go

MrChaly Wrote: Jun 01, 2012 9:16 PM
As I recall, Mr. Hatch has been in the Senate for over 30 years all the while this country has been heading down the tube. Hatch, Kennedy, Lugar, Byrd, etc. have been largely responsible for this carnage. He is part of the problem not part of the solution. We need to come up with our own term limits, vote'm out!

Six-term entrenched incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is attacking his conservative challenger, Dan Liljenquist, over his alleged support for tax hikes in Washington. My sides ache.

Liljenquist has never voted for federal tax hikes or massive entitlement spending or multibillion-dollar bailouts or serial debt-limit increases in Washington because he has never served in Washington. Never. Hatch, by contrast, has spent the last 36 years racking up a Big Government record that cannot be whitewashed away.

Outside the Beltway/Hatch fog machine, Liljenquist's integrity and commitment to reining in runaway spending are unassailable. In state legislative policy circles, he's known...