Deseret News
Senator Orrin G. Hatch speaks during the investiture ceremony for the new U.S. Attorney, David B. Barlow, at the Frank E. Moss Courthouse in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011.

How can we as citizens expect different results in Washington, D.C., if we continue to send back the same politicians? For 35 years Sen. Orrin Hatch has been telling us to re-elect him and he will have the seniority to balance the budget. However, here we are again hearing the same seniority argument about how he will be the Senate Finance Chair if we grant him another six years in office.

We have $14 trillion in national deficit and out of control entitlement programs, all while Hatch has been a senior senator in D.C. Where has he been and what has his seniority done for us? It's time to look at someone like Dan Liljenquist who eliminated pensions for Utah Legislators as a freshman senator from Bountiful. Don't fall again for the seniority argument, as Liljenquist has proved it to be false.

Ben Fox