Monday, February 16, 2015

Lincoln Day Essay by Kayla Gabrielson, 7th Grade

 “Utah is widely regarded as one of the best managed states in America. What impact have Republican principles had on the success of our state? How can the Utah model help address the challenges facing America?”

written by: Kayla Gabrielson, 7th grade

            Republican principles have a huge impact on the success of our state. Republicans believe in a smaller government, so that the government doesn't overpower the people in the state, and so that citizens don't rely on the government. Republicans also believe in a low tax rate, so that the government does have money to help the public, but have a good control on the amount of taxes. Utah is a great example for the rest of America. Republicans help with many things but tax rates and a small government have helped the most with the success of our state.

            A small government is better, states that rely on the government turn people into a bunch of freeloaders. We are so successful as a state, because we rely on businesses. Businesses will provide us with resources that we need. The government will just misuse our money resources. California is ranked as the lowest managed states along with Illinois. Both California and Illinois have a big government, and a Democratic government. Democrats believe that citizens can't make their own choices, and that the government should have lots of  power over the people in the state. If the government over powers the state the citizens won't be able to make their own decisions, or have a say in what happens to their state. These states should change how much government they have and replace it with businesses. A small government is the way to go that is one reason why Republican principles have a huge impact on the success of our state.

            Republicans believe in a small tax rate so that the government can help out with the public, but not have enough money that they can just throw half of it away. Citizens need their money to pay all their expenses such as a house,  a car, their families, phones etcetera. With high tax rates citizens won't be able to support their house, cars, families, phones, and so on. Government is in a big cycle of borrowing money, then spending money that they don't have, then raising taxes to pay it off, and on it goes. Illinois is a great example of this cycle, they have a debt of $204 billion in bills. If Illinois would have had more businesses their government wouldn't have had to raise the taxes, and be in debt by so much. Small taxes have a huge impact on why Republican principles have such a huge effect on how well managed our state is.

            Utah is widely regarded as one of the best managed states in America. Republican principles have a big impact on the success of our state. Utah is a great model for the challenges facing America. Republicans believe in a smaller government, and more businesses instead, because businesses create resources that we need. Republicans also believe in small tax rates so that citizens can support themselves and their families. Smaller tax rates are also good so that the government doesn't have that much money to waste. That is why Republican principles have such a big impact on the success of our state. 

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