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  •  WNY tribes, ok I know a bit about this group (3+ / 0-)
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    Ojibwa, Keith930, Kitsap River
    The state has now decided to allow slots at area horse racing venues and the Seneca nation is withholding the funds owed to the cities.
    Before you cry about funds owed to the state (and owed to the descendents of the people who stole their land, killed them, cheated them, etc.)

    Why doesn't the STATE OF NY stop trying to kill off the economic health of some of the tribes not located near the casinos? (Tonawanda)

    Specifically, the way the state keeps trying to make the Native Americans collect taxes on goods sold on the reservations! Specifically CIGARETTE TAXES!

    Maybe if the state of NY would actually HONOR a treaty (ie trying to collect taxes on the Native Americans) then maybe I would see your point of the Native Americans paying money "owed to the descendants of thieves" - of which I am one)

    Never underestimate stupid. Stupid is how reTHUGlicans win!

    by Mannie on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 10:41:05 AM PST

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    •  Hmmm...I think I did say that.. (2+ / 0-)
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      Ojibwa, SilentBrook

      I stated that NY needs to stick to their part of the agreement, meaning not allowing slots at horse tracks and the Senecas to their's, paying the funds to the cities.  
       

      The main point of my comment was to offer that not all Native American casinos are built on reservations.  And when they aren't, it offers up a whole new set of issues for both communities.    

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