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In this Sept. 7, 2011, file photo Republican Senator of Utah Orrin Hatch, 78, serving in his sixth term on Capitol Hill, calls on the president to kick start a dormant U.S. trade agenda in Washington.
In this Sept. 7, 2011, file photo Republican Senator of Utah Orrin Hatch, 78, serving in his sixth term on Capitol Hill, calls on the president to kick start a dormant U.S. trade agenda in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite, File, Associated Press

In response to Glen P. Davis ("Are you voting for Hatch or not?" My View, April 6), I was insulted by his assumption that anyone who supports Sen. Orrin Hatch is uneducated or in dereliction of his or her duty. The three main contenders have been campaigning for some time now, and we have had ample opportunity to hear their message.

I also found it shocking he tried to blame the man who has come within one vote of passing a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget twice. If we want to do something about debt, we should stop looking to mop up the after effects (debt ceiling votes) and address the actual causes (unchecked spending that can be stopped by the Balanced Budget Amendment).

If we had more senators like Hatch in 1997, we would have passed the BBA, and debt-ceiling votes would have become a thing of the past. Replacing him with a junior senator would only enable those who are killing our economy by removing one of their strongest opponents.

Anissa Wardell

Delegate (Precinct 41)