To the Editor,
The “Wizard of Oz” is an absolutely wonderful story mostly enjoyed as a child. Real life shouldn’t mimic Dorothy’s nightmare. Symbolically, “Pay No Attention To the Man (Men) Behind the Curtain” has become reality for Robeson citizens.
Our county commissioners are at the controls of Robeson County and they fail to realize that “Toto” is removing the curtain slowly. Tragically amazed, Robeson residents — Dorothy and cCrew — are able to finally peek into Wizard’s dysfunctional process. The discretionary funding process does not follow democratic principles and county commissioner pay and entitlements are bloated.
More than 10 years have passed since the issue was first debated, the commissioners relayed they would take action, and they did. Their pay and entitlements went up and the discretionary fund remains. You have to wonder, will Oz address the issues, will Dorothy and crew be heard, or will the Wizards keep their backs to the residents?
Lynn and Phil Locklear