Published: Saturday, June 23 2012 12:38 a.m. MDT
pretty weak.So, we want the less "corrupt" candidate?How about we all work to get ALL the money out of politics. Lets work
as R, D and I to get ALL corporate and union money out of our politics. And
then we limit what individuals can give.All big money expects
favors. And they usually get them.If free speech means that we can
give unrestrained to affect our politics, then we need to change the definition
of free speech as it relates to our political system
And the worst part is that Hatch's long service in the Senate has left him
with quite deep pockets of his own, yet he, like his rich buddy Mitt, prefers to
use someone else's money to stay in, or gain, power. I doubt that he has
spent a nickle of his own money on this campaign. Why does this
scenario remind me of Mephistopheles and Faust?
Utahns have a chance this election to demonstrate to the rest of the nation that
money CAN'T BUY the votes of Utah voters.Career politicians
have massive spending war chests for which they owe many "favors".Lets give someone else besides Hatch a chance to "show what they can
do"!!WHY NOT elect Dan Liljenquist?? At the least, he's
NOT part of the current problem in D.C..Hatch helped make the mess
in D.C. NOW he wants us to vote for him so he can solve it?
It's funny for folks like these to recognize how money is giving Hatch an
advantage but dismiss the fact that in Wisconsin so much money was raised and
spent by the governor. We can see even with our local politics, ads
and fliers made by those who have no party affiliation, residency, etc yet are
paying for pro and anti x person.I grow tired of this. Superpacs,
the corrupt money, etc.Instead of replacing Hatch with someone who
will become corrupted and beholden to special interest in a few years, lets get
rid of special interest. Citizens United needs to be overturned and strict
limits and regulation on campaign donations. In fact, lets just have a rule.
Each candidate has 100k to spend. Let them use it wisely because once it's
gone it's gone! Level the playing field. That will help us base
our decisions on research rather than merely being brainwashed by the onslaught
of fliers, phone calls, and ads.
The one owed the least favors is Scott Howell.A vote for Scott
Howell is a vote for America's best interests and not for special
Orrin Hatch will be unable to help solve our nation's fiscal crisis, in
spite of his ads claiming that he'll exercise "tough fiscal
management." He helped CAUSE these problems in the first place. He has
too much Washington political baggage and owes too many favors to too many
people. He can't suddenly do a 180 and help solve these problems.Dan Liljenquist has the skills (financial and political), experience,
principles, and fresh energy to be a serious force in resolving our
nation's fiscal crisis.
Aaaaaa yes, the "big thought" of which candidate will have less favors
to return if elected to the Senate. Will it be Sen. Orrin Hatch or Dan
Liljenquist?. Collin R. Anderson of Bountiful has some common sense.
Bureaucrats and politicians in Washington DC reminds me of "Elite
Showdogs" that is an invitation-only e-mail list of long-time breeders, K
Street and Wall Street exhibitors and judges that are judicial activist's.
These politicians in Washington DC wear a GPS collar attachment to be found
faster, so these K Street and Wall Street exhibitors can walk them around using
a chain in circles until their dizzy enough to cave into them and give them what
they want. Hatch loves subsidies for the Koch Brother's and their
"Rich and Famous" friends. That's "welfare for the rich"
government, subsidies to big business, pork-barrel Pentagon contracts to weapons
makers, huge tax breaks for wealthy individuals, and most recently, colossal
contracts for reconstruction to politically connected companies like
Halliburton. It's a "no-brainer" here, "DUMP HATCH." Can
anyone else in Utah see this?. Just remember, they "ALL"
become corrupted and beholden to special interest in a year,
It's the big GOP fundraiser in Deer Valley this weekend all the big names
are coming town. I understand that Mia Love is getting about a million for her
campaigne by way of Paul Ryan the tea-party poster boy. Lets see Mia Love just
got bought! One thing you can say about Matheson is he does represent the
majority of Utahns. I wish he was a little more to the left but I will vote for
him anyway. He is willing to work with both sides of the aisle back in
Washington which is more than you can say about a lot of those folks.
Re: one old man Ogden, UT"A vote for Scott Howell is a vote for
America's best interests and not for special interests."If
Hatch wins the Republican primary this coming Tuesday Mr. Howell doesn't
have a ghost of a chance. Change your party's platform plank on abortion
if you want Mr. Howell to finish the race in a respectible second place.
Rifleboy, if you will check, the party's abortion stand is almost identical
to that of the LDS church.
So who owes less favors? Hatch might "owe" favors to his donors, but
Liljenquist has spent his own money to fund his campaign. So if elected,
Liljenquist will need to recoup that money in a hurry. After all, he can't
be expected to live on a measely $170,000 a year. So he will be bought by the
highest bidder just like all the others.
Re: one old man Ogden, UT"Rifleboy, if you will check, the
party's abortion stand is almost identical to that of the LDS
church."You couldn't be more wrong. Abortion on demand,
the right of a woman to have an abortion during the first six months of a
pregnancy or any reason, flies in the face of what the LDS Church teaches. Nice
try, but no cigar.
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