Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is co-sponoring legislation to make it harder to raise taxes.
It would require 60 Senate votes - a three-fifths majority - to raise taxes instead of a simple majority of 51. Hatch signed onto the bill introduced by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Monday - the deadline for income tax returns."Efforts to limit the free-spending Congress have not worked in the past," Hatch said. "We need to halt the upward spiral of taxes and spending. One way we can do this is to make raising taxes more difficult."
Hatch said, "The current system is biased toward tax increases. For every dollar that taxes went up in last year's budget bill, spending jumped by $1.83. This bill will slow down spending by making it harder for tax-and-spend senators to raise taxes.
"In order to limit the size of the monster deficit, we must stop feeding it so much."