The White House and its liberal allies are living in denial about the extent of our debt crisis and the damage it is causing to our nation. Our federal budget, deficit and debt are at a tipping point, but there isn’t — yet — the will in Washington to do something about it.
We must reverse this course.
Unfortunately, liberals have been feverishly blocking any real meaningful effort to reduce federal spending beyond token cuts. In fact, their proposed $4.7 billion in cuts wouldn’t cover the federal deficit for even one day last month.1
I, for one, am not going to sit back and leave the burden of Washington’s overspending on future generations.
That’s why I’ve taken the lead on key efforts to correct our nation’s course:
- Cut The Deficit: I have opposed and continue will continue to oppose short-term spending bills that do not contain meaningful reductions in federal spending.
- Eliminate Wasteful Programs: I’m leading a bipartisan effort to create the Committee to Reduce Government Waste, which would be the only congressional committee solely tasked with eliminating wasteful federal government programs.
As Ronald Reagan famously quipped, “A government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.”
The challenges we face in reforming the federal government are not easy to overcome, but our success is necessary to ensure continued prosperity for our children, grandchildren, and generations to come.
I appreciate your holding strong in a belief that we can get this done.
TV Interviews & Clips
- Why ObamaCare Waivers Don’t Matter
PBS NewsHour, March 7, 2011
- ObamaCare Is A Terrible Piece of Legislation
Fox News, March 3, 2011
- Sen. Orrin Hatch On Cutting Wasteful Spending
Fox Business, March 10, 2011
In The News
- Hatch Blasts Administration For Reform Law Transparency, The Hill, March 16, 2011
- Hatch Is A Strong-Willed Reagan Conservative, Ogden Standard-Examiner, March 11, 2011
- Hatch Teams Up With Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg, The Hill, March 9, 2011
- The Anti-Appropriations Committee, Reuters, March 8, 2011
- Hatch Targets Wasteful Federal Programs, Salt Lake Tribune, March 7, 2011
- Orrin Hatch, Mark Udall Back Anti-Appropriations Committee In Senate, The Daily Caller, March 7, 2011
Selected Tweets – @OrrinHatch in 140 characters or less
- I voted against the budget (CR) 2 weeks ago and I’ll be voting against it today. We need to cut more. #utpol
- I want your opinion, do you think the Government should cut funding for PBS and NPR? Right now, I’m willing to cut lots of things #tcot
- On ObamaCare: Why Waivers Don’t Matter http://t.co/cy5szg3 #utpol #tcot
- I’ll be on the floor of the Senate in ten minutes because of outrageous spending that Democrats want. NO! We must Cut spending! #tcot
- Great article about my “Anti-Appropriations Committee” at http://reut.rs/e552Y0#utpol #tcot
- RT @TeaPartyExpNews: #tcot #teaparty #sgp #tpp: Orrin Hatch, Mark Udall back anti-appropriations committee in Senate http://bit.ly/epjSyn
- Mark Zuckerberg And Orrin Hatch To Talk Technology And Policy At BYU
March 25, 2011, 11 am – 12 pm (Doors open at 9 am and close at 10:45 am for this event)
BYU Marriott Center, Provo, UT
This event is free and open to the public.
RSVP and More Information
1 Stephen Dinan, “U.S. sets $223B deficit record,” Washington Times, 3/7/2011