The Federal Election Committee implemented that ruling by allowing the
formation of super PACs, which can accept unlimited funds from unlimited
sources.Now the super rich of the world can rule America. We are
truly in for some hard times.
It is time for this dinosaur to retire, and what has he really done for our
state? he has no influence in Washington, it is time for some new blood and out
with the dinosaurs who have been in office for WAY to long....they should have
America for Sale.I used to think my vote counted.Now
it's all about Super PAC's.Thank you, the SCOTUS, for legalizing the
sale of America to the highest bidder (see: Citizens United).
Let me get this straight, these people were concerned about outside groups
"buying" the election so they created a Super PAC (which will be
funded mostly by people outside of Utah) to do exactly what they are opposing,
"buy" the election.
Please retire Senator Hatch and realize that your time in Congress was never
meant to be eternal. If you feel that someone like Chaffetz is too extreme for
Utah, please name someone you would be satisfied with and step out of the way.
If you happen to think that you are literally the only one in Utah who can
represent our state, then the power has gone to your head in such a way that it
is time to step down. This is not the Supreme Court, you were not appointed for
life. Enjoy your great grandchildren, take walks, serve a mission, whatever,
but please please please realize that 36 years is more than enough time to
accomplish what you intended to do. Remember that you said Frank Moss had lost
touch with Utah and served too long. The shoe is on the other foot so you know
what you have to do.
It is sad that while our young men are fighting and dying for individual freedom
in foreign nations here Americas individual voice of freedom is compromised by
the sale of the county's soul for big money.
he is pork belly and the drug companies right hand man. no regulation on herbal
meds. no rules on price fixing or how high. the same with the oil companies
This nation has been for sale to the highest bidder for decades, the public is
just now slowly catching on. Big business and the super rich have had our
government in their pockets for a LONG time. Why do you think they're doing so
well in the recession while the rest of us suffer?This nation's
political system is broken and rotten from top to bottom. I'm really beginning
to think revolution is the only way to fix this.
The senator's creation of this new PAC seems all the more reason to elect
someone else to replace him. According to the article, the new PAC
collects money from big donors in Washington, D.C.; in other words, lobbyists
and their clients who want to influence this senator's votes.I'm
tired of it all.
Please retire senator. Time to write your autobiography and tell us what a
wonderful job you did in the senate while voting away our liberties and growing
the federal government. I have a title for your book... Senator Hatch: Asleep on
"He has no influence in Washington"??!! Really, Gabby @ 12:22??!! You
either have zero understanding of how Washington works or you have your head so
firmly buried in the sand that common sense can't reach it. You can argue that
Hatch has been there too long if you wish, but to say he has no influence is
denying reality. Orrin Hatch is one of the most influential people in DC.
Will Senator Hatch be running on a prairie dog abatement platform?
The days of old fossil politicians like Senator Orrin Hatch are soon over. The
people of Utah are demanding change that these old hags simply won't budge on
such as reforming the Liquor laws, which are disgraceful to say the least. Same
goes for our Legislature, your days are numbered and hopefully the right people
will be voted into your place. Adios!
If superannuated Senator Hatch seriously believed in promoting the conservative
agenda he has recently discovered, he would encourage the "super Pac"
folks to go elsewhere and help elect other conservative senators to work with
him and advance his (newly adopted) agenda.But, no, instead Hatch is
eager to get more beltway bigshots contributing to his reelecton to ensure his
permanent tenure in the Senate to stroke his ego.Hatch said it best
himself "What do you call a senator who's been in Washington 18 years? You
call him home!"Just replace him with a hard fighting fiscal and
social conservative who wants to repeal Obamacare and balance the budget
immediately. Chaffetz would be good, but anyone with that platform would be
fine with me, if they can be trusted to do it!
C'mon now. Hatch is no more indispensable than was Frank Moss.
RE: GABBY | 12:22 p.m. Sept. 21, 2011 "he has no influence in
Washington"Actually, Hatch has tremendous influence in
Washington, though not quite as much since Ted Kennedy passed. Problem is it is
LIBERAL influence he has since he abandoned his true self (and voters) years
ago. In a presser a couple years back, to the question "Why can't our
elected officials live by the same laws they pass, rather than exempt
themselves?" he replied "That might cause more problems than it would
solve." After that reply, is there ANY question that it is time for him to
be removed from office?
Hatch has 3 million. Why would a Super Pac make any difference? Some of you
bozo's would vote for a Democrat just to get rid of Hatch. Not smart.
I agree with everyone that has written in. Hatch has to go. I do not understand
how good people can be so ignorant that they will reelect a Senator because of
the greater amount of ads he will have then the other candidate because of his
money. He's been in office long enough that all of us should know where his
loyalties are without having to listen to the spin he'll put into his reelection
campaign.Those loyalties are to himself in case you haven't noticed. It's all
about power for Hatch. Why else would he continue to run at his age. He has
always won by a landslide and now it's time for him to lose by a landslide.
Sen Hatch, some of remember clearly "Senator Bennet - Eighteen years is
enough for any elected official" in your run to unseat him. You have been
in Washington too long.Why not do some good and leave? Introduce
legislation stopping ALL retirement benefits for ALL elected Federal officials?
You can go to a real job in the private sector, no need to bleed the taxpayers
further. Do it Orrin and leave on a high note.
Candidates no have no control over what any given PAC does, let alone whether or
not a PAC is formed. If only you all had been criticizing the Club For Growth
during the last election cycle when they were using special interest money to
oust former Senator Bennett. What hypocrisy...
Hang up your hat old man. The pasture is green, the sky is (still) blue. Time
for you to rest and relax.
I was waffling about re-electing Hatch, this has made it easier. Hatch has become what he was battling when he was first elected.Mr. Hatch, you've now lost another vote.