Letter to the Editor: No citizen voice
BY Frankie Overton, Tulsa
Sunday, March 03, 2013
3/03/13 at 7:36 AM
I heard on the news recently that Carl's Jr. is limiting employee hours to avoid health-care costs. I bet they got the idea from our county commissioners.
Fair Meadows has always limited the workers' hours to avoid paying overtime, but a couple of weeks ago they tightened the hours down even more so they wouldn't have to provide health benefits. Oh, I get it, that was when the commissioners voted themselves a pay raise, right?
Well, there's the difference between the "ruling class" and the "working class." Someone has to give something up so someone else can get more. Why should the hardworking, underpaid employees mind having their hours limited when our fine commissioners need some extra cash? You can bet the commissioners already have good medical coverage.
Anyone else think our county government needs better oversight? Or maybe any oversight at all? When was the last time the taxpayers and citizens of our fine county were allowed any input or say-so about what goes on at the fairgrounds?
Certainly not when they decided to halt live horse racing without any discussion or input from the people who live in Tulsa County. Do the citizens no longer have any control over what is done with their resources?
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