Orrin Hatch says he's 'very concerned' about 'taxmaggedon,' election

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  • mcdugall Layton, UT
    Oct. 13, 2012 6:09 p.m.

    "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.

  • Dixie Dan Saint George, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 4:01 p.m.

    Why did Senator Hatch and the rest of Congress adjourn early without resolving this problem?

  • Conservative-Middle Provo, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 11:01 a.m.

    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.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 9:42 a.m.

    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 nauseating.

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 9:40 a.m.

    Hatch warns business leaders?


    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 Norquist.


    Don't worry.

    You 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.


  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 10, 2012 7:53 a.m.

    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.

  • Makid Kearns, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 7:30 a.m.

    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.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 6:32 a.m.

    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.