Regarding the agreement on the number of minority businesses and workers to be hired to remodel the stadiums (3/24, Metro, “.‘Fair-share’ hiring approved by county”), how can this not be called what it is — a quota system?
Whatever happened to getting a job by offering the same quality for a better price, or better quality for the same price? Also, why do the taxpayers have to pay to train individuals for jobs? That is the responsibility of the individual.
A quota system virtually ensures that the taxpayers will pay a higher price for the product. The person who benefits from the quota knows that he/she can charge a higher price because true economic competition is taken out of the mix.
Individuals apply for jobs, not groups. I will not be party to any hiring or contracting process that intentionally discriminates against individuals because of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. It is morally repugnant and prohibited by the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
This decides my vote on stadium improvement.
J.C. Needles II