Jury finds former Osceola County Road...

Jury finds former Osceola County Road Commission manager guilty of perjury

There are 4 comments on the MLive.com story from Mar 4, 2013, titled Jury finds former Osceola County Road Commission manager guilty of perjury. In it, MLive.com reports that:

A jury found 42-year-old Clifford Youngs guilty of perjury on Monday, March 4, according to Terri Pontz who works in the Osceola County Circuit Court Clerk's office.

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Big Rapids, MI

#1 Mar 5, 2013
his mindset is the same as everyones in this area. Its a victimless crime, its just smart business, its the way the system works. they expect you to do it .

there is a road commission member that kept saying that Cliff was innocent , that he was just doing what the system asked. That you have to fill out the papers "different"

I'd hate to be that man .

Portage, MI

#2 Mar 10, 2013
I agree, somtimes you have to make common sence decisions that may not make sence to the people who do make no sence!
Jack Sparrow

Big Rapids, MI

#3 Mar 11, 2013
In my opinion this is what happens when union employees working for the county milk a job so long that there is no money left to pay there wages. The northland drive project that should have taken a couple of months to complete, took all summer. Simply because Osceola county employees are slow, lazy and really in a eight hour work day we may get two or three hours of real work.I have seen this with my own eyes. They spend more time sitting in there truck than actually working. I blame the system and there manager who in my opinion is not fit to hold his position. The employee's position is "I get a paycheck whether I do anything or not". So when you run out of money allocated to pay payroll on a project. What do you do? Make sure your people get paid. And that is in my opinion what was done. I have and will continue to video tape our county workers ripping us tax payers off. I have video of three men sitting in a truck until way past 8:00 am. This summer I will in fact make it my mission to catch our county employee's on video milking us for everything they can. Simply because there manager has no backbone and the union protects them. This is a case of biting the hand that makes sure you get fed. Mr. Youngs told his men to apply there time to another project. He didn't steal or attempt to take anything for himself. The real criminals are the county employee's that don't do there job and suck money out of our pockets every day.

Portage, MI

#4 Mar 21, 2013
Solution: fire them, all of them. Start fresh, or let each township take care of themselves. They say the definition of crazy is repeating something and expecting different results each time. Apply that to our entire political system... electons... electoral votes... etc. The entire System Is Corrupt.

Most public employees will say they "work for the government"... isn't that odd they don't work for "The People"....????

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