Time for Orrin to goApril 20, 2012
From: The Salt Lake Tribune
By: Rick Waltman
Republican Senate candidate Dan Liljenquist was a gutsy young freshman state senator who accomplished legislative feats everyone told him were impossible. He eliminated pensions for legislators. He ended double-dipping by retired government employees.
He tackled the out-of-control costs of Medicaid. His bill making Utah the first state in the country to cap Medicaid spending was passed unanimously. Now, that is something Utah should be very proud of!
Out of 7,500 lawmakers nationwide, the magazine Governing: The States and Localities named Liljenquist as the only state legislator for its 2011 public officials of the year.
If Sen. Orrin Hatch can’t bully you into voting for him, then he will pander. His most egregious attempt was when he said “I would be letting down my Father in Heaven if I didn’t run again.” Seriously? Are we going to fall for this guy again?
The truest statement Hatch has ever made was when he first ran for office 36 years ago: “What do you call a senator who’s served in office for 18 years? You call him home.”
Let’s send a true proven reformer to Washington. Not a bully who refuses to know when it is time to turn the reins over to a new generation.
Salt Lake City