Published: Tuesday, Sept. 24 2013 4:15 p.m. MDT
its so funny that so many are aganist the healthcare bill and no nothing about
it. doing nothing was not working. corporate health care is being done away with
at a record rate. if a company needs more money for stock holders they go after
labor first. or they ship jobs over seas. something both parties did to this
country by making the tax laws the candy shop of the rich and corpoation.
payroll insurance is drying up. this may be last stand of the working class to
have a good life. our children already are facing housing that costs more than
in history. colledge costs are making the lower middle class unable to go to
colledge. we will soon only have 2 class system.
Nice to see good and decent people in his own party distancing themselves from
Lee.He is one term and gone, and thank heavens for that.
With the behavior of Lee and his ilk, all this does is guarantee that Hillary
Clinton will be our next President.Likely a two-term President.
@IMAPatriot2 – “we don't want to replace Obamacare with
anything.”Thank you for your honest & guileless…
refreshing these days. And I strongly suspect most conservatives would agree
with you – why can’t more people just say what they think.So there you have it folks… conservatives simply want us to return to
the dysfunctional and bankruptcy generating healthcare system we had, end of
story.Keep in mind, this was a system that tens of millions of
Americans had no access to (short of collapsing outside an Emergency Room) with
millions more being priced out in the years ahead.This was a system
where insurance companies held your life in their hands, and would often let
their members fall through at their most desperate times.This was a
system with costs rising at three times the rate of inflation due to producers
having monopoly-type pricing power (for a number of irrefutable economic
reasons).Obamacare is far from perfect, but it’s a step in the
right direction. And there’s a reason why no developed country
in the world has a purely free market healthcare system… they don’t
Mike Lee stands for something, unlike Orrin Hatch. Didn't Hatch promise us
that he would lead the fight to do away with ObamaCare? So, now that the fight
is on, he runs and hides from his campaign promises. He said anything to get
elected and now that he has been elected, he throws us under the bus. Thanks,
Uncle Orrin - for nothing.
Senator Lee doesn't seem to understand how to get things done in
Washington. This type of grandstanding does nothing more than give the
Republican party a black eye. There is a reason that the tea party movement has
lost steam. Many of us don't respect their methods even though we may agree
with their position.At the time of his election I was frustrated
with how the Caucus system was taken over by a minority. Lee would have never
made it running against Bennett.
@Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah========= Believe
it or not, I agree with Orrin Hatch.BTW - Thanks Mike, for voting
Mike Lee and Ted Cruz. Two peas in a pod without a clue. I love the green eggs
and ham part of the hole morass because the moral of the story is you may hate
something until you try it. Now I don't support Obamacare and i don't
like it and it doesn't solve the problem of healthcare inflation but we
have been told by democrats we will like it when we use it But we keep saying
NO! These two irresponsible cowboys are doing more damage to the Republican
image than anyone in the history of the party save nixon. The reality is
totally opposite of their hypothesis and there doomsday approach will only ruin
the parties ability to get in power and solve the problem. Time to vote them
out and put in real conservatives who can solve problems without giving into
crazy ideas and being so estreme.
You Utahns are free to criticize Lee. But keep off of Cruz. Ted Cruz has shown
himself to be a true statesman, representing well the constituency that sent him
to Washington.He is against big government. Period. Something we
in Texas agree with. He does not participate in the taxpayer-funded health care
congress is eligible for. He wants a balanced budget. He wants tax reform. He
wants to cut federal spending and eliminate waste. He wants to repeal Obamacare
and pass laws that actually have a chance of decreasing the cost of health care
- Tort reform, more competition in insurance plans and prescription drugs. Obamacare has raised the cost of healthcare for every American, and
killed thousands of jobs already, as well as making government MUCH bigger in
the process, and giving ridiculous access to our personal information to
government organizations we don't trust - most importantly the IRS.Ted Cruz? We need more principled men and women of integrity like Ted
Cruz in Washington - people who remember that they work for US, not their
political fame and personal fortune.So rail on Lee, but back off of
Ted Cruz. Cruz is rocking the boat, and WE LIKE IT.
Hatch is a Dinosaur that has outlived his usefulness. I just hope Utah will soon
realize it. Senator Cruz makes me want to vote for a Republican President for
the first time ever.
Today I am ashamed that I voted for Orrin Hatch when he bacame a US Senator in
UT. Obamacaare is already a mess and it hasn't even been implemented.
Lost jobs, cut wages, higher ins premiums and overall costs. Not to mention I
nor anyone else (except union, govt elite, and a select other few) have the
option to not have health insurance under this law. I appreciate
what Mike Lee and Ted Cruz have done to bring attention to the fact that the
majority of Americans do not want this law.
I would like to remind Senator Hatch that our Country still has "Freedom of
Speech" and encourage fellow Congressmen to speak out, not by bullying them
to silence.Why have we not been kept informed about all of our
precious freedoms we have lost because no one has spoken out. Ex.Federal Reserve
& IRS not Federal agencies, Thousands of Gov. agencies are
un-Constitutional, Congress not deciding when we put our troops in harms way,
securing our borders, proving our President IS QUALIFIED, allowing the monster
NSA to be in our backyard using 1,700,000 of water a day in our DRY ARID State.
Mr Hatch you and several of your buddies have been in the Washington circle to
long, you forgot who you work for. I hope your all voted out, when the party you
represent can even support those that were voted in to do the bidding of the
people that's pretty bad. The only reason the Demos keep winning is because
the republicans destroy each other. How about getting your heads out of the kool
aid and sticking together, 10 and 11 people desiring to be president and then
smash each other so badly that they are basically ruined so votes are so split
or their not voted for. Wise up Repubs, but more than that lets get together on
what your platform is. Just saying
@Open Minded Mormon,"Believe it or not, I agree with Orrin
Hatch."--------It's not surprising that you
agree with Hatch. You agree with Obama. You agree with Reid. You agree with
Polosi. You agree that we should be forced to pay for someone else's
medical bills. You agree that you should be paid to work in defense but that
America should not be allowed to defend itself. It's not
surprising that you believe in Hatch, not surprising at all.
@atlHatch a conservative?Nothing of the sort.Hew is democrat from Pennsylvania, who came to Utah and pretends to be a
Republican esoecially around election time and when it is safe to. Otherwise he
is breaking his election promises. He is the definition of RINO.Has
spent most of his career supporting democrats and their legislation, like ted
kennedy, and never done thing with a single conservative republican.Hatch conservative? That's hilarious!
I am totally with Cruz and Mike Lee on this one. I have been ashamed of Hatch
for some time. He is a man of limited intellect and talent who at least once
had some principles, but he has since lost both his principles and his courage.
How we needed someone other than Hatch to help in this fight! How in the world
did we send him back to the Senate? I watched Cruz's filibuster for
several hours. It was a tour de force. There is not another man of his guts,
talent and principles in Washington, but Lee comes close. Lee's unmasking
of the Supreme Court in the Obamacare opinion was the best I have heard.
When Mike Lee speaks, normal people react as they would in the presence of a
flatulent house pet.
As someone who voted for Senator Hatch many times....Is there a way
to recall Senator Hatch? He certainly does not represent us any longer.
@Mike RichardsSouth Jordan, UtahIt's not surprising that
you agree with Hatch. =========== Ah, I didn't vote
for him.You did.That's why it's so ironic and
hypocritical of you to complain about him.BTW - the Defense of this
nation IS in the Constitution.Read it yourself.Believe it or
not - my job is to help "Lean" out the DoD, help it be more effective
and more efficient.It's a HUGE job, but somebody's got to do
it.Perhaps we can contact you for a Government contract regarding
Good for Orrin Hatch. Common sense has fled the Republican Tea Party. No, wait.
It never had common sense. I was a Republican for most of my life, but this
insanity and time-and- money-wasting tantrum throwing have driven me away.I find their behavior power-grabbing, self-serving, and completely out of
touch with what is happening in this country. Especially Matheson.
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