Orrin Hatch US Senator

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-​​UT) (Image via Wikipedia)

The Repub­li­cans in Con­gress con­tinue to clamor for a deficit increase of a quarter-​​trillion dol­lars in 2011, despite promises of more fis­cal responsibility.

Regard­ing the Repub­li­can plans, Sen­a­tor John Kerry (D-​​MA) told CNN today “I hope Amer­i­cans will under­stand how craven and empty and hol­low and con­tra­dic­tory the Repub­li­can posi­tion is.” Sen­a­tor Orrin Hatch (R-​​UT), when asked if Repub­li­cans can cut the deficit and show fis­cal respon­si­bil­ity, responded “I don’t think we can.”