What Would a Mormon President Be Like?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Several major media outlets on both sides of the political spectrum have been working overtime to try to tell Americans why they don’t want a Mormon president.  Yet the polls have been telling a different story: Romney currently is maintaining a 14 point lead over the closest Republican contender (Rasmussen).

But despite the dire forebodings from the left and right, what would a Mormon president really be like?  Let’s take a look at what Mormon politicians in Utah have done.  According to the neutral adherents.com research:
Utah was ranked as the #1 best state in which to raise children in by the Children's Right's Council, Provo, Utah as the #1 healthiest city in the country for women, and the Salt Lake City-Ogden metro area as the best place to live in North America.



Despite the fact that Utah ranks next-to-last in educational spending, Utah spends a much greater percentage of their budget on education with the results that Utah has:
  • the highest high school graduation rates in the nation
  • the 2nd highest percentage of high school graduates
  • the highest number of AP exams taken and passed per capita
  • ranked 7th in the nation academically, beating out states that spend nearly $10,000 more per student.



Utah also spends a significantly smaller portion of their budget on public welfare with the following results:
  • lowest child poverty rate in the nation
  • lowest number of teen pregnancies
  • lowest number of children born to single or unwed mothers
  • highest amount of money given by wealthy (over $200k) to charity

Hmmm... lowest spending, highest results.  What's so bad about a Mormon president again?

3 comments:

hmm, but is that a result of leadership or culture?

Anonymous said...

I would like our next president to be of a culture that spends less and gets higher results. Right now our president spends more for less results. Mayne we could learn more from this culture.

Anonymous said...

It could have either been leadership or culture. Who knows if it was even Mitt that made it happen or just luck? There's no way to prove it unless they did a study. Iowa has a good amount of debt right now.

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