“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: Shelby Gabrielson 4th grade
Utah is widely regarded as one of the best managed states in America. Because of so many reasons let me tell you why. Utah has limited government because we follow Republican principles. Utah's government does not try to be all things to all people. A society helps those in need rather than the government throwing more money at it. The Utah government lets us fix our own problems. But in Illinois they are a Democratic state. Their government tries to be all things to all people. Instead of letting the society help those in need the government throws money at it. That makes debt. And debt raises taxes. Utah debt is $12,500 per person. Illinois debt is $25,000 per person.
In Illinois to pay off the debt they raise taxes. Illinois has a lot of debt to pay off. So they have high taxes. In Utah we don't have a lot of debt. So our tax rates aren't very high. Companies want to build in Utah because we have low tax rates. Companies bring jobs to people and jobs brings money to support families. Because most of the people in Utah have jobs, they can support their families. Utah has very strong families. Families intend to give their children the hope of a better tomorrow, and the promise of a safe and secure today.
Utah is one of the best managed states in America. Because we are Republicans we believe that we should be able to solve our own problems and limit our government. Doing that makes Utah have low tax rates, freedom to make your own choices, big companies, strong families, and so much more. Utah can be a model to other states in America. Other states can follow Utah's examples by limiting their government. You don’t need the government always fixing your problems. They will just throw money at it. In Illinois they rely on the government day and night. Look where that got them, tied with California for the worst managed state in America. If they would just limit their government maybe they wouldn't be the worst managed state in America. Limiting their government will lower tax rates. Lower tax rates will make companies want to build there because it is cheaper to build, and support a big successful company. If alot of companies build in that state more people will have the chance of getting jobs. When people have jobs they have money to support their family, it will make strong and successful families.
Utah is widely regarded as one of the best managed states in America because we are Republicans. We believe things like limited government, freedom to make your own choices, and so much more. These things make Utah better in so many ways. Utah can also be a model for other states. Utah shows other states that you should be able to solve your problems by yourself. That is why Utah is one of the best managed states in America.