Urban Institute: Almost Half of Americans can't pay for their basic needs

Another study confirms what so many of us know from experience -- economic stability is no guarantee for working Americans, and the system isn't getting better. Working hard should never leave you empty-handed.

This is an issue that impacts all of us, regardless of personal financial circumstance, and it's been allowed to go on for too long. We need change, and that starts with electing new leaders -- leaders who take charge, put people before their party, and provide dynamic, bold solutions to the issues facing everyday Utahns.

"Holding a job also doesn't provide immunity to hardship, the study found. One of three families with at least one working adult said they had trouble meeting at least one basic need, such as paying for food or utilities.: