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Former LDS Church presiding bishop appointed to Utah's new welfare commission

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  • MapleDon Springville, UT
    April 25, 2013 8:40 a.m.

    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?

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    April 25, 2013 9:01 a.m.

    Good news for the undocumented.
    Not so good for the taxpayers.

  • wrz Pheonix, AZ
    April 25, 2013 10:26 a.m.

    "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.

  • kattawn ,
    April 25, 2013 10:35 a.m.

    Very good choice - I know we can trust Bro. Burton.

  • Timpman Heber City, UT
    April 25, 2013 10:49 a.m.

    "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!

  • Montana Mormon Miles City, MT
    April 25, 2013 11:43 a.m.

    "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.

  • OnlyInUtah Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 25, 2013 12:53 p.m.

    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.

  • rawlshea1 salt lake city, UT
    April 25, 2013 5:46 p.m.

    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.