To the Editor:

Regarding The Oklahoman Sunday, July 7, 2013, headline, "Workers in State Begin Furloughs," the headline should read, "Furloughs Begin at Tinker Air Base." Anyway, not to sound unsympathetic toward the 20,000 being furloughed, but will there be at the same time a reduction of $30,000 to $40,000 pickups and towed boats I see on weekends going east on South Street toward the Konawa Lake?

What about the 600,000 Oklahomans who are food insecure? That's according to the Oklahoma Food Bank. Plus the fact about 1 million Oklahomans are having a very tough time making ends meet. I suppose the 20,000 furloughs from the corporate welfare Tinker Air Force Base can now be added to the State of Oklahoma welfare rolls.


George W. Clark