At political forum – the question to Oklahoma GOP state senate candidate (also Walmart employee) Barney Taylor: “Do you think its possible to be pro-life & deprive people of healthcare”. Taylor responded that folks (coming in Muskogee Walmart where he works) covered in tattoos & green spiked mohawks, are unemployable; and regarding their need for healthcare, he added “Why should we have to pay for you”. This was videoed at the Armory center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on October 9, 2012 at a candidate political forum sponsored by Tahlequah chamber of commerce.
After the political forum in Tahlequah Oklahoma I asked Barney Taylor about his remarks at this forum about folks in Walmart w/tattoos & mohawks not being employable. The context in which it was said led me to believe that Walmart did not hire job applicants w/tattoos & mohawk hairdos or that at least it was his firm view of such people. So I asked for more details. He still maintained that such individuals are unemployable. This interview was videoed at the Armory center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on October 9, 2012 after a political forum sponsored by Tahlequah chamber of commerce.
Barney Taylor is running for Oklahoma state senate district 9, which covers Muskogee & Wagoner county. The election is November 2012.
His opponent, Earl Garrison, a democrat is an incumbent. Garrison was not present at this forum. It was announced that Garrison could not be present due to prior engagement to attend a hall of fame induction of his friend.