Orin Hatch comments on his failed Balanced Budget Amendment

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This week, the fight to constitutionally restrain over spending in Washington suffered a devastating blow. All 47 Republican Senators voted to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, ensuring a better future for our children and grandchildren. Meanwhile, the Senate Democrats voted to defeat this amendment, proving once again that the liberals in Washington…

A Balanced Budget Amendment Will Take Too Long

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Earlier this year, DownsizeDC.org supported a plan to increase the debt ceiling ONLY IF Congress passed a balanced budget amendment. Many in Congress now agree, however… We now realize this was a mistake! By simply refusing an increase the debt ceiling, we could have a balanced budget THIS YEAR. That’s much easier and more immediate.…

Message from Orrin Hatch, U.S. Senator

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Fellow Utahn — When the national debt topped $13 trillion on June 1st, President Obama and Congressional Democrats barely batted an eye. In fact, they’re completely tone deaf to the growing grassroots movement that’s said ‘Enough, already’ in response to Washington’s never-ending deficits, spending and power grab. I joined you in saying ‘Enough, already,’ and introduced a…