Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch has come out swinging against ObamaCare.
A week before President Barack Obama's much anticipated speech on jobs, Hatch, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee said Obamacare's repeal should be considered "as a means to reduce the deficit and create jobs."
In the spirit of David Letterman, Hatch provided the top 10 reasons it should be repealed: [See a collection of political cartoons on healthcare.]
The U.S. House of Representatives has already voted to repeal the president's most significant legislative accomplishment. The Senate has yet to take up the repeal measure, thanks in no small part to Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid's unwillingness to do so. [See photos of healthcare reform protests.]
"We all knew that ObamaCare was going to be disastrous for our economy and every day that goes by proves that point," Hatch said in a release issued Monday. "Whether it be the trillions of dollars in tax hikes or the sheer number of job losses directly from ObamaCare itself, it's clear that repealing ObamaCare must be on the table during any talks to slash our nation's debt and create much-needed jobs."