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On The President's Call For Tax Hikes at National Prayer Breakfast

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Uploaded on Feb 2, 2012

Sen. Hatch speaks on Feb. 2, 2012 on the Senate floor about the national deficit, recess appointments, and responds to comments Pres. Obama made at the National Prayer Breakfast.

In a speech on the Senate Floor, U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a current member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today spoke out against President Obama's unconstitutional recess appointments of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and three new members of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). President Obama made the appointments earlier this month despite the fact that the Senate was in legislative session.

In his remarks, Hatch said that the President's "drive to politicize every aspect of our institutions and public discourse took a serious and dangerous turn last month" when the President ignored the Constitution and years of Senate precedent to appease the President's liberal base. Hatch added that the "Constitution, not the President's political agenda or re-election strategy, sets the rules [Congress] must play by."

Hatch also addressed the President's speech this morning at the National Prayer Breakfast, when the President took what has always been a non-partisan event and used it to promote his political agenda and call for tax hikes. Hatch said that the President, "suggested to the attendees that Jesus would have supported his latest tax-the-rich schemes. With due respect to the President, he should stick to public policy. I think most Americans would agree that the Gospels are concerned with weightier matters than effective tax rates."

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