Orrin Hatch — clown

Orrin Hatch, Utah's longest serving senator, i...

Orrin Hatch

As Michael McAuliff reports:

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) voted against beginning debate on a measure that would have the Senate declare the rich should share the pain of debt reduction Thursday, a day after arguing that it’s the poor and middle class who need to do more.

“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.”