Published: Wednesday, Oct. 10 2012 6:00 a.m. MDT
Excuse me for not being impressed by Hatch's grandstanding. This has been
a slow motion train wreck for a year now. Congress and the president cannot
play bystanders here. They created it; they had power to change it; they simply
watched it happen.If Hatch could show me months worth of efforts to bring
it back up, that would be one thing. No such efforts exist.Ergo, the
election is more important than the fiscal cliff to our elected officials.
That's not leadership. We need some serious changes in Washington.
John Boehner has said that there won't be any vote to avoid the fiscal
cliff in the House until after the new year.Hatch could show
leadership in the Senate by agreeing that the tax cuts for those making less
than $250K a year should be extended and those making more can go back up.That stops the fiscal cliff for 90% of the country and would be signed
by the President. Yet he won't show this type of leadership, he only toes
the line to extend the cuts for everyone while also stopping the small business
initiatives that would reduce tax burdens for smaller companies.Hurray for grandstanding while not actually doing anything. He either needs
to show leadership and help the 90% or he needs to stop the rhetoric which only
makes things worse as it confuses more and more people.
I am sure we won't see anymore of Senator Hatch, because all those
supporting Mia Love because Scott Matheson has been in Washington to long, will
also be voting for Scott Howell in this election.
Hatch warns business leaders?Really?Gee, thanks
Hatch.A year late?You are part of the problem.You abdicated being part of the solution when you signed on with Grover
don't need to grandstand prior to the upcoming election.Your
election, in Utah, as a Republican, is a sure thing.Just like it
will be in 2018, 2024, 2030, 2036...We need a man who know his way
around the senority gambit.Right?
So how about Hatch and his buddies stop playing NO ball and start working to
solve the problem instead of bringing the government to a standstill as they
attempt to make Obama a one-term President?Hatch's hypocrisy is
Hey Orrin, Why are you still here? This is an example of you
Grandstanding and not doing anything to get things done! Orrin, do you realize
you were in Washington when you towed the party line to vote for these Bush
tax-cuts that benefitted millionaires and hurt people like me? You
have been there as part of the problem when this country gives you and your
corrupt buddies a 10% approval rating. I've supported you my whole life,
but not anymore. Utah needs change, I'll be voting for 1 Democrat and his
name is Scott Howell. All other Republicans will get my vote, including Mia
Love, she's change also.
Why did Senator Hatch and the rest of Congress adjourn early without resolving
"If the president and Congress do not act, taxes would jump for most
Americans and government spending would drop sharply." - Is the Tax Policy
Center unaware that the President cannot create legislation, only the House can.
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