State of Utah Archives: on Welfare & Poverty

Danny Drew: All of society should help the least of us meet basic needs

"If you can meet basic needs--not handouts, but basic needs--I really believe that's the way a society should be and I guess that's why I'm an educator," Drew said. "We should be doing everything we can to help all of society. It's about when we help the least of these--a homeless person get a place to stay, a job."

Drew said he has also been bullied as an adult for his political beliefs--people with whom he has attended church have him "immoral" for being a teacher.

Source: Good Men Project on 2018 Utah Senatorial race Jun 21, 2017

Dan Liljenquist: Administer welfare programs at a state level

Dan is running ON entitlement reform, not away from it. Medicaid and other welfare programs should be pushed back to the states. If we are going to have a welfare program at all, it should administered at a state level. Unlike Medicaid, which is a pure entitlement program, Social Security and Medicare are programs that must be reformed while honoring our commitments.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, May 24, 2012

Scott Howell: Direct poverty aid through religious & community groups

Source: Congressional 2000 Utah National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2000

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