Letter to the Editor: Not reasonable
BY Burl S. Watson, Tulsa
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
9/19/12 at 11:37 AM
The Tulsa World, including cartoonist Bruce Plante, seems intent on depicting Second District congressional candidate Markwayne Mullin as being duplicitous in having had his plumbing firm accept payment from the Cherokee Nation for contractual work performed.
The Tulsa World's concern is that the Cherokee Nation received stimulus funds from the federal government although Mullin objected to the stimulus process.
Surely it is not reasonable for a contractor to investigate the source of funds used to pay for contract work prior to agreeing to the contract.
Through how many transactions should stimulus money be tracked? If Mullin were to use funds received from the Cherokee Nation to purchase a car should one contend the car dealer had received stimulus money? If so, if the car dealer purchased groceries from Reasor's, should Mr. Reasor be painted with the same brush of having received stimulus money?
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