Orrin Hatch Vs. Mike Crapo
Which would be a better Finance Chair?
$700 Billion TARP (Bank Bailout)
At CPAC this year he said, "To my tea party people, I’ve told them I do feel badly I did vote for it, on the other hand...but I also make it very clear, under the circumstances at the time, we were going down, and let me tell you...you may disagree but you weren’t there to make these decisions."
SCHIP (Government Health Insurance for Children)
2007 SCHIP $35 Billion Expansion
$100 Billion Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Bailout
With the retirement of Olympia Snowe and Jon Kyl, Mike Crapo would be next in line to be Finance Chair should Orrin Hatch be unsuccessful in his reelection efforts. The record is clear, Mike Crapo is more conservative than Orrin Hatch.