The national debt stood at less than $700 billion when Senator Hatch took office in January 1977. By the time President Bush left office in January 2009, the debt had ballooned to more than $10,600 billion. How many times in those 32 years did Senator Hatch vote to approve a budget that was not balanced and then vote to increase the national debt to pay for it?
I posed this question to his Washington office but they would not give me an answer. It's been reported that Senator Hatch has a large war chest to use in his upcoming reelection campaign. If he would represent the interests of, as he once stated, "hardworking Utah families and small businesses" rather than the interests of millionaires, billionaires and large corporations, he would not need so much money to try to convince us he is something that he isn't, namely a fiscal conservative.