U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, says it is imperative that he be re-elected to a seventh six year-term if spending is going to get under control in Washington, DC. In between speaking engagements in Logan on Wednesday, the Senator appeared on KVNU ‘s For the People program.Hatch said he would likely be the chairman of the powerful finance committee and would be able to help restrain the growth of the federal government.”That alone would save a fortune,” Hatch explained. “We could end the colossal regulatory approach the current administration is doing. They only have about 10 percent of the regulations written for the Dodd-Frank Banking Bill. “Banks are scared to death to loan so consequently businesses can’t expand, they can’t do business, they can’t get loans. We could get an energy policy that could work that would create all kinds of jobs.”It’s no secret. Sen. Hatch is supporting fellow Republican Mitt Romney for President. Hatch says it is extremely important that President Barack Obama be defeated in November of 2012. Hatch said Mitt Romney proved himself in Utah when he saved the 2002 Olympics.”We were in trouble: allegations of fraud, mismanagement, even criminal allegations that weren’t accurate but they were there,” Hatch said, “couldn’t get the Trax system in, couldn’t get to the venues, couldn’t raise money. “(They) brought him in, he tramped on some big toes but he brought in the right financial people, turned that around overnight, wound up with the most successful Winter Olympics in history. We ended up with a $100 million surplus. That’s what we need in the government.”Hatch says Herman Cain has business experience but no government experience while Rick Perry has worked for government but not the private sector. He says Mitt Romney has done both and that helps make him more qualified.Hatch was hosted by the Utah State College Republicans earlier in the afternoon and in the evening hosted a town hall meeting at the Dansante, sponsored by the Cache County Republican Party.
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