OKLAHOMA CITY —
Letter to the editor
To: Anyone interested in;
A — Creating more jobs for Oklahomans
B — Lowering the cost of all goods and services in Oklahoma.
I see that the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce wants to achieve some workers-comp reforms.
Here freely offered is my opinion on that.
Years ago, when Frank Keating was governor and Drew Edmondson was attorney general, they set up a workers-comp fraud squad that reduced workers-comp costs from a billion dollars a year to $600 million.
No one person or a thousand people can steal that much money unless it is done within well a organized illegal process.
That is a federal crime. It is called “Racketeering.”
Back then, corruption reached the highest levels.
Even Gov. David Walters pled guilty to accepting money from workers-comp lawyer(s).
Here’s the problem.
No job creator, or anyone else, likes to have his or her face held in the dirt and their pockets picked by a racketeer.
It is only natural that they move their jobs to Texas where such theft is not permitted.
So for more jobs in Oklahoma and a lower cost for goods and services for Oklahomans, there seems to be two simple solutions.
You the citizen can:
1. Contact your state rep. and state senator and ask them to achieve meaningful workers-comp reforms.
2. Contact your congressmen and two senators, the state attorney general, the feds, and anyone else who will listen for a “Multi County Grand Jury to examine the Oklahoma workers-comp process for racketeering.”
They could start by scanning the computer data banks to identify the professional claimants who used the to file five, ten and twenty claims a year. Maybe they are back.