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    Utah paper tells Hatch to 'call it a career' in blistering editorial

    Utah paper tells Hatch to 'call it a career' in blistering editorial


    BY AVERY ANAPOL
    12/25/17


    Senator Orrin Hatch (R/UT)

    The Salt Lake Tribune’s editorial board named Hatch their 2017 “Utahn of the Year,” a designation the paper says is given to someone who has “had the biggest impact. For good or for ill.” The newspaper said Hatch earned the title based on “his utter lack of integrity that rises from his unquenchable thirst for power.” “It would be good for Utah if Hatch, having finally caught the Great White Whale of tax reform, were to call it a career,” the Tribune's editorial board wrote. “If he doesn’t, the voters should end it for him.” The Tribune went after Hatch for his involvement in President Trump’s decision earlier this year to shrink two national monuments in the state, saying there was “no constitutional, legal or environmental logic" behind the move. “To all appearances — appearances promoted by Hatch — this anti-environmental, anti-Native American and, yes, anti-business decommissioning of national monuments was basically a political favor the White House did for Hatch,” the editorial states.

    The Tribune also noted Hatch’s involvement in the passage of the GOP tax plan last week given his role as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. The plan has been criticized by opponents who say it primarily benefits wealthy individuals and corporations, claims that backers of the plan reject. The editorial criticizes Hatch for saying in 2012 that it would be his last campaign, but now appears to be preparing to run again in 2018, which would be his eight term. “Once again, Hatch has moved to freeze the field to make it nigh unto impossible for any number of would-be senators to so much as mount a credible challenge,” the paper said. “That’s not only not fair to all of those who were passed over. It is basically a theft from the Utah electorate.” A poll from earlier this year found that three-quarters of Utahns want Hatch to retire.
    Utter lack of integrity indeed. Hatch should retire before he does additional damage to his state of Utah and the United States of America.

    Related: Letter: It's clear Hatch has sold his soul and lost his way


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    Re: Utah paper tells Hatch to 'call it a career' in blistering editorial

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    Utter lack of integrity indeed. Hatch should retire before he does additional damage to his state of Utah and the United States of America.

    Related: Letter: It's clear Hatch has sold his soul and lost his way
    Hatch WILL NOT take the hint.
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    Re: Utah paper tells Hatch to 'call it a career' in blistering editorial

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Hatch WILL NOT take the hint.
    Almost no career politician does.

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    Re: Utah paper tells Hatch to 'call it a career' in blistering editorial

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Hatch WILL NOT take the hint.
    Just the opposite.

    https://shareblue.com/sen-orrin-hatc...alling-retire/

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    Re: Utah paper tells Hatch to 'call it a career' in blistering editorial

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Paul Simon wrote in in THE BOXER

    "a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest"

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    Re: Utah paper tells Hatch to 'call it a career' in blistering editorial

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Paul Simon wrote in in THE BOXER

    "a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest"

    And the people keep electing him. Weren't you going on about how the will of the people must be respected?

    He should run until voted out. Right?
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    Re: Utah paper tells Hatch to 'call it a career' in blistering editorial

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    Utah paper tells Hatch to 'call it a career' in blistering editorial




    Utter lack of integrity indeed. Hatch should retire before he does additional damage to his state of Utah and the United States of America.

    Related: Letter: It's clear Hatch has sold his soul and lost his way
    3/4 of the Utahans want Hatch to retire... Yet he is reelected.

    Maybe that 3/4 of Utahans might use their votes....
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    Re: Utah paper tells Hatch to 'call it a career' in blistering editorial

    Hatch is the longest serving Republican Senator in US history.

    His plans to run for re-election in 2018 also violate a 2012 promise not to do so. Yet another Hatch lie.

    As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Hatch presided over the sweeping GOP overhaul (giveaway to the wealthy) of the U.S. tax code.


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    Re: Utah paper tells Hatch to 'call it a career' in blistering editorial

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Hatch is the longest serving Republican Senator in US history.

    His plans to run for re-election in 2018 also violate a 2012 promise not to do so. Yet another Hatch lie.

    As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Hatch presided over the sweeping GOP overhaul (giveaway to the wealthy) of the U.S. tax code.
    And he has abandoned supporting the CHIP program he had co-authored with the late senator Ted Kennedy
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    Re: Utah paper tells Hatch to 'call it a career' in blistering editorial

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    And he has abandoned supporting the CHIP program he had co-authored with the late senator Ted Kennedy
    CHIP = Children's Health Insurance Program


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