Good to know that the author sees a light at the end of the tunnel. If I could wave a magic wand, I would switch all the money we spend on illegal aliens and give it to the Indian nations to use as they wish. Since the total numbers of indians is relatively low, it would not take that much to improve their infrastructure, health, and education. Charity begins at home.
Two questions no one wants to answer:1. Where does the $20-billion per year in taxpayer dollars given to support 1.7-million enrolled members (that is $11,764 per enrolled member per years) plus $32-billion in gaming plus business revenue go? 2. Where is the Statutes at Large for the existence of U.S.C. Title 25-INDIANS?
Really!!! Where does the taxpayers $20-billion dollars per year given to some 1.7-million enrolled tribal members go? ($20-billion per year divided by 1.7-million puts $11,764.51 into every man, woman and child's pocket!) Plus, where does the $32-billion in gaming go? And, lastly, where does business enterprise revenue go?
Two questions for Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco to answer:
1. Where does the $20-billion in taxpayer dollars per year given to support 1.7-million enrolled tribal members plus their $32-billion in gaming plus their revenue stream from business enterprise go? Before posting remarks like this remark, do your homework and determine where taxpayer dollars, gaming, and other revenue goes: "Pine Ridge is the poorest community in the United States." This faux Indian reservation has been on federal welfare since 1924 that has achieved what?
2. Where is the Statutes at Large for the existence of U.S.C. Title 25-INDIANS? NO Statutes. NO Title 25-INDIANS.
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