States increasingly looking to charity to help support welfare programs; Utah one of five worst-off

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  • Watch Dog Provo, UT
    Aug. 16, 2012 9:35 a.m.

    The Huffington Post! Really? Can't find legitimate sources for articles, apparently.

    Let's say it the way it is: We have in the neighborhood of 100,000 unemployed in our state. We have how many illegal aliens holding jobs? IF we would rid ourselves of the illegally hired, we could decrease the number of unemployed. At least this sounds logical to me.

    But then, we have a legislature that will not enact E-Verify, so what do we expect? We have police chiefs who will not ID illegals. We have plenty of controls to help with the problem, but will not do so.

    So, what do we expect?

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Aug. 15, 2012 4:49 p.m.

    Rifleman said: "He failed to recognize that those organizations do a lot to help the less fortunate."

    But according to the article Utah is FAILING so perhaps Obama is Right Again.

    "The worst-off states were Utah, Georgia, Colorado, Hawaii and Arizona, according to The Examiner. The help needed was for food and health care services, employment assistance and "family stabilization services."

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 15, 2012 2:03 p.m.

    The Obama Administration has demonstrated it's hostility towards religious organizations by trying to reduce their tax exempt status. He failed to recognize that those organizations do a lot to help the less fortunate.

    Obama has a lot in common with the farmer who decided to kill the goose who laid golden eggs in order to maximize his income.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 15, 2012 8:30 a.m.

    I would say this article is a little off-target. The Washington Examiner and Huffington Post are not exactly non-political groups and the State of Utah has so many people that volunteer to support people either through money or time and energy. People can pull data from any source and this state has other sources to provide welfare services, that don't appear to be highlighted with the title and meat of the article. All states are impacted during a recession and even a recovery and with the prospects of losing a federal share of those monies has been going on since 1972 when the federal-state partnerships started to rely more on federal dollars. I believe this article should have been written to portray Utah in the real way and not use political oriented groups that cry wolf to support their cause. I would suppose this was just the beginning of articles to show that Utah has so many good people and programs outside of government that help provide for the needs of Utahns.