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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 7 2011 11:03 a.m. MDT

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

Hatch has been working really, really hard on getting nominated again.

If only he had worked that hard on advancing the conservative agenda, instead of just his personal ego agenda, he would not be in such trouble.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'SALT LAKE CITY Sen. Orrin Hatch is being targeted this election by FreedomWorks, but that hasn't stopped an official of the Washington, D.C.-based tea party organization from endorsing him.' - Article

How can FreedomWorks be a 'tea party organization'...

when they refuse to release the names of their corporate donors?

I have an issue with corporate donations.

*'Fox News Parent News Corp. Gives $1 Million to GOP' - by Brian Montopoli - CBS News - 04/17/10

*'Wall Street Funds Republicans Opposing New Banking Regulations' - By Jonathan D. Salant - 04/11/10 - Buisness Week

However, I realize some claim that corporations are 'people'...

*Mitt Romney: Corporations are people...my friend - By Phillip Elliot - AP - Published by DSNews 08/11/11

*Firm dissolves after giving pro-Romney PAC $1 million By Ken Thomas AP Published by DSNews 08/04/11

just, they don't have to pay taxes, can contribute UNLIMITED amounts of money to any canidate...

and, don't have to disclose it, when they do.

Like, in FreedomWorks.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

*'SALT LAKE CITY Sen. Orrin Hatch is being targeted this election by FreedomWorks, but that hasn't stopped an official of the Washington, D.C.-based tea party organization from endorsing him.' - Article

How can FreedomWorks be a 'tea party organization'...

when they refuse to release the names of their corporate donors?

I have an issue with corporate donations.

*'Fox News Parent News Corp. Gives $1 Million to GOP' - by Brian Montopoli - CBS News - 04/17/10

*'Wall Street Funds Republicans Opposing New Banking Regulations' - By Jonathan D. Salant - 04/11/10 - Buisness Week

However, I realize some claim that corporations are 'people'...

*Mitt Romney: Corporations are people...my friend - By Phillip Elliot - AP - Published by DSNews 08/11/11

*Firm dissolves after giving pro-Romney PAC $1 million By Ken Thomas AP Published by DSNews 08/04/11

just, they don't have to pay taxes, can contribute UNLIMITED amounts of money to any canidate...

and, don't have to disclose it, when they do.

Like, in FreedomWorks.

Daryl Acumen
PLEASANT GROVE, UT

Boy, Matt Kibbe at FreedomWorks must be feeling REALLY STUPID today!!!

DeltaFoxtrot
West Valley, UT

Orrin Hatch took his seat in the Senate in 1977.

Some things that were new in 1977.

Commodore introduces the world's first personal computer.
Apple Computer is incorporated.
First use of Fiber Optics to carry telephone signals.
Star Wars opens in theaters.
The Trans-Alaska pipeline opens.
The Space Shuttle makes its first free flight.
NASA launches the Voyager space probes.
The Food Stamp Program begins.
The Concorde Jet begins regular London to New York service.

A lot of things have changed in the world since 1977. What hasn't changed? Orrin Hatch.

The world is a totally different place than it was 34 years ago.

I can carry a computer in my pocket. Apple is one of the most successful corporations in America. Fiber optics form the backbone of the internet, connecting the entire globe. Star Wars has become arguably the most successful Sci-Fi franchise of all time. The Space Shuttle program has ended. Voyager I is 1.76×10^10 km away. We've got nearly 40 million Americans on food stamps. The Concordes have been retired.

Hatch is still sitting there.

Are his ideas really good for a nation in the 21st Century?

You tell me.

ReaganFan
Salt Lake City, Utah

If this isn't a sign that Dick Armey's special interest group has picked the wrong basket to put their eggs in, I don't know what is...

Freedom Loving Citizen
Salt Lake City, ut

Sen Hatch out works and produces every other Senator in DC. He is the most influential Conservative in the Senate.
Utah needs Sen Hatch.
Why would Freedom works put all its money in this race? What are the values of Freedom works? I have yet to hear anything from them that is about the welfare of Utah only what is in it for them.
I was at State Convention when Freedom works only message was to "Retire Hatch" backed by information the was misleading or out right untrue.
The only people encouraging Freedom works from Utah is a small group of 9/12er's called the Utah Rising Board whose goal is to keep their influence relevant in Utah at any expense.
This was the subject of their first meeting with Freedom Works this year, "Keeping Their Relevance" in the local political scene. Not what was good for Utah. Utah Rising has lost it's focus.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'I was at State Convention when Freedom works only message was to "Retire Hatch" backed by information the was misleading or out right untrue.' - Freedom Loving Citizen | 1:20 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011

Thank you for bringing up retirement.

*Exclusive: Senator Hatchs $125,000 annual pension? By Chris Vanocur ABC 4 News 08/10/11

According to numbers given to ABC 4 by the NTU, Hatch's annual federal pension would be an estimated $125,550 dollars per year.
This, were told, does not include an annual cost living increase, health benefits or social security.
Now, compare Senator Hatch's estimated pension with a speech he gave on state and local public pensions just five months ago.

In it, Senator Hatch said, "...governments have promised too much money in lifetime pensions..."

homers
Provo, UT

TO Pagan @ 1:37 Orrin Hatch works his butt off for $174,000 a year but he could retire and take $125,000 in pension money and go to work in the private sector for untold millions but instead chooses to stay in public service. Every year he stays in public service working is another year he walks away from a pension for doing nothing. I am not sure why you think this is a negative. If he retires in 2018 and lives to be 95 he can only take his pension for 10 years. I hope you are as productive at age 77 as Senator Hatch is. The people you should be after are those that quit after 12 years and take their pension for 40 years. Not to mention that he probably could have made multiple times more money in private law practice than he made in the Senate. I simply don't understand this mindset. And FYI - ABC 4 has their numbers wrong. If he retires at the end of a 7th term in 2018, he would receive $103,530. Look it up.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'I am not sure why you think this is a negative.' - homers | 4:31 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011

Because he argues against pensions for other goverment workers...

but, even by your own admission, will walk away with OVER $100,000 per year?

I understand you will think it's 'ok' to have an evident double standard like that, so I will ask you a very simple question:

do YOU make over $100,000 per year?

Before social security, before medicare, before your personal retierment fund?

If you said 'yes', good for you.

How many other Americans do you think share that ability?

And your implication that the rest of us don't 'work our butt off' is insutling.

I've gotten Anthrax shots for this country from my time in the US Army.

And the Republican Party suggested we should get RID of military pensions...

why they make over $100,000 and get tax payer healthcare, like Chris Buttars.

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