State of Utah Archives: on Welfare & Poverty
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
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, danforutah.com
May 24, 2012
Direct poverty aid through religious & community groups
Howell supports these principles regarding welfare:
Source: Congressional 2000 Utah National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 2000
- Provide homeless families with apartment vouchers.
- Continue to give states and local governments responsibility for welfare programs through TANF block grants.
- Maintain current
welfare-to-work requirements in order for states to qualify for block grants.
- Transfer homeless housing programs to states through block grants.
- Direct federal poverty aid through religious, community-based or other non-profit organizations.
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