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Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013 6:00 am | Updated: 12:24 pm, Tue Apr 30, 2013.

LOGAN— Most members of Congress are still in their districts talking to people on such thorny issues as gun control, Obamacare, and same-sex marriage. On KVNU's Crosstalk show Wednesday Republican Senator Orrin Hatch addressed some of those issues.

“I think the states ought to be able to determine what happens. And I’ll say this; I do believe this could be solved greatly by a civil union law that would give gay people the same rights as married people. The right to go into various sections of the hospital – crucial care sections and so forth – some of the tax rules, estate planning rules, and so forth,” Hatch said. “I think we could solve this problem without undermining the very basis of marital law in our country.”

Rising costs of health care is another issue of deep concern to Utahans, according to Hatch, who has been in Utah for the Easter Congressional recess. During the Wednesday radio program, callers complained about the astronomical cost of health care and Hatch said he agrees it’s a problem.

“The Society of Actuaries did a study stating health care costs are going to skyrocket for America’s families. The study said that American’s in the individual market could see their costs rise by 32 percent per month due to Obamacare’s onerous mandates,” Hatch said. “This is an independent analysis, and it shows what republicans have been saying, what I’ve been saying all along – this health law is a budget-buster for American families.”

Hatch said there are no excuses for this. He will be back in Utah early next month where he will receive an honorary doctorate degree at Utah State University's 126th commencement in May.

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  • commenter posted at 10:13 am on Mon, Apr 8, 2013.

    commenter Posts: 164

    And to think that USU is awarding him an honorary doctorate this spring! I have two bachelor degrees from the institution, plus I was a professor there for many years. Now I see them awarding this politician a doctorate. He is anything but a scholar. I am so ashamed to call it my school.

  • Smokin Joe posted at 10:46 am on Sun, Apr 7, 2013.

    Smokin Joe Posts: 1

    Orin Hatch is one of the great moral cowards of our time. Why can't he, coming from the most conservative state in the Union, bring himself to defend something so fundamental as the conjugal view of marriage? He knows full well that civil unions will never satisfy homosexuals' demand for status parity and he also knows if the matter was left to the states, the full faith and credit clause will, de facto, give us homosexual "marriage" nationwide. I wonder: should we have left the question of slavery to the states? Orin Hatch disgusts me. Homosexual "marriage" wil ultimately lead to the destruction of marriage with consequences more disastrous for children, and society than those we have heretofore seen.

  • Tootsie posted at 7:13 pm on Fri, Apr 5, 2013.

    Tootsie Posts: 34

    Why don't I believe what Hatch has to say??


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