Sen. Orrin Hatch, man with interests

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  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    June 24, 2012 6:09 p.m.

    Thirty Six years! Who has given this guy a pass and elected him.

  • Apricot Tree Brigham City, UT
    June 23, 2012 3:11 p.m.

    Peanut Gallery : Obviously, we don't agree.

  • PeanutGallery Salt Lake City, UT
    June 23, 2012 12:58 p.m.

    Re: Apricot Tree: Hatch USED to be good. Liljenquist is much better. Some people say, "You don't change horses in the middle of the stream." But if the horse is pulling you under, it's much wiser to change. This time, Liljenquist is the best choice, by far.

  • Apricot Tree Brigham City, UT
    June 23, 2012 12:34 p.m.

    We've got some passionate Scott Howell fans here. Even though there are a total of about 10 people on all of these threads, it is still a nice check and balance system. Fun.

    Curmudgeon: Old - yes. Worn-out, anemic, contaminated...? We'll see what Utah thinks about those. :)

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 23, 2012 9:52 a.m.

    Scott Howell. Honest. Sensible. Pragmatic. That's the kind of person we need in that office.

  • swede1952 Smithfield, UT
    June 23, 2012 7:53 a.m.

    Grant Rees is right on! Hatch is duplicitous. This so-called "balance budget amendment" is nothing more than a smokescreen. Mitt Romney will work just fine with Dan Liljenquist. I support Governor Herbert, but he's wrong on this one. Young blood is just as "worthy" as older blood. Finally, there is NO better time than the present to chart a new path for Utah and the nation. Out with the old. It's NOW TIME for DAN! Vote Dan on June 26th!

  • Curmudgeon Salt Lake City, UT
    June 23, 2012 6:27 a.m.

    Apricot tree:

    Mitt Romney's and Gary Herbert's endorsements of Hatch are reasons NOT to vote for him. And why is young blood worse than old, worn-out, anemic, contaminated blood?

    In the end, vote for Scott Howell.

  • Apricot Tree Brigham City, UT
    June 22, 2012 11:43 p.m.

    Liljenquist is good, Hatch is better. This is no time to be experimenting with young blood. If we are ever going to get close to balancing the budget, we need to elect Orrin Hatch. Mitt Romney and Gov. Herbert agree.

  • Roland Kayser Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 22, 2012 10:29 p.m.

    Hatch has never given any kind of estimate or sample of a budget that would comply with his amendment. I suppose that's because he knows it can't be done, except in a way that would infuriate the vast majority of Americans.

  • PeanutGallery Salt Lake City, UT
    June 22, 2012 5:56 p.m.

    I agree with this letter. Sen. Hatch talks a good fight and says he will exercise "tough fiscal management." But he helped cause our crushing debt in the first place. And he accepts no responsibility or blame. How can we trust a man to fix the problem he helped cause, especially if he believes that he didn't?

    So far the main role of Hatch's so-called "balanced budget amendment" has been to serve as political cover for him while he continues to spend us into oblivion. Hatch's glaring hypocrisy is on display for all to see.

    E. Grant Rees is right. Dan Liljenquist is the right choice.