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Tax writers see peril in Trump's Obamacare persistence

“We’re not going back to health care. We’re in tax now. As far as I’m concerned, they shot their wad on health care and that’s the way it is. I’m sick of it,”

  • Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said.

I am gaining a newfound respect for Orrin Hatch!


Thats a fucking gross way to say that, we have to get these creepy old men out of the Senate.

more like moron


Senator Hatch claims he was referring to a (clearly outdated) phrase meaning to shoot a musket… but the modern interpretation of that phrase has been around since the 1920s…

According to

Word Origin and History for wad
early 15c., “soft material for padding or stuffing,” of uncertain origin, and the different meanings may represent more than one source. Among the possible connections are Medieval Latin wadda, Dutch watten, and Middle English wadmal (late 14c.) “woolen cloth,” which seems to be from Old Norse vaðmal “a woolen fabric of Scandinavia,” probably from vað “cloth” + mal “measure.”

The meaning “bundle of currency” is American English, 1778. To shoot (one’s) wad “do all one can do” is recorded from 1914. The immediate source of the expression probably is the sense of “disk of cloth used to hold powder and shot in place in a gun.” Wad in slang sense of “a load of semen” is attested from 1920s, and the expression now often is felt in this sense. As a suffix, -wad in 1980s joined -bag, -ball, -head in combinations meaning “disgusting or unpleasant person.”

I guess this makes him a hatchwad, hatchbag, hatchball, or hatchhead :laughing::joy::smirk:


It doesn’t bother me because just about everyone I know talks like that. It’s definitely not outrageous enough to drown out the message, and they really are running out of time.


Especially for a 83 yr old man who is mormon. At the same time, he’s talking about his own party