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Sen. Orrin Hatch: The Poor, Not The Rich, Need To Do More To Shrink The Debt

Submitted by vegasman

The Utah senator voted against debating whether the Senate should declare that the rich should do more to reduce the debt.

“I hear how they’re so caring for the poor and so forth,” Hatch said in remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday, in reference to Democrats. “The poor need jobs! And they also need to share some of the responsibility.”

Hatch’s comments were aimed at a motion that passed 74 to 22 to start debating a non-binding resolution that says millionaires and billionaires should play a more meaningful role in reducing the nation’s debt.