Bishop Burton is one of the most astute business minds in the United States.
What our welfare system needs is good management practices provided in part by
people are inherently compassionate. David Burton more than fulfills these
qualifications. An excellent choice, and it is newsworthy.
Re:MapleDon "What's the big deal? Why is this news"I
have it on good authority that the DN shared this story to give you an
opportunity to post your comments. Afterall, the world revolves around you and
you alone right? And of course I am saying that jokingly. But
really, why wouldn't the readership be interested in hear this? I
certainly found it worth my time to read.
"Why is this news?" you ask.I ask, "If you don't
consider this newsworthy, why did you bother to read the article, and why did
you bother to post a comment?"Writers take into foremost
consideration who their audience is. A significant proportion of the Deseret
News audience, I am confident, is interested in and pleased to hear of Bishop
Burton's appointment to this commission. Thank you, DN, for deeming this
event newsworthy.To those who don't find this appointment
newsworthy, please bear with us who do. You can skip the article and go onto
something else that you find worthy of your time and effort.
"Intergenerational" infers from one generation to the next. Seems to me
that this may have as much to do with cultural outlooks as welfare or poverty
issues. If we can do something to help families to get beyond the cycles of
poverty they may be in, it would be well worth the cause. Good luck, it looks
like a very qualified group!
Very good choice - I know we can trust Bro. Burton.
"The commission will collaborate on policy recommendations to 'help
children escape the consequences of intergenerational poverty...'"Has to be a work in frustration. There is no way that everyone can
escape poverty... in our economic system or any other. There will always be an
array of economic situations from the very poor to the very rich.Thus, it is for the wealthy to aid and lift the poor... voluntarily.
Good news for the undocumented.Not so good for the taxpayers.
Various people get put on boards and commissions every day. What's the
point of this appointment? What's the big deal? Why is this news?