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    these tribes are loaded.  They are dumping $60 MILLION dollars into ads all by their lonesome.  

    This is about rich tribes ripping off poor tribes, and in many cases, the rich interests within the tribes ripping off their own citizens.

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    by dday on Mon Jan 07, 2008 at 06:53:45 PM PST

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    •  That doesn't change the specific argument (5+ / 0-)
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      These tribes may well be rich, but that doesn't change the general proposition that state governments should not be given oversight into tribal financial dealings, casino-related or otherwise.  

      Most tribes are not rich.  Most Indian people do not belong to tribes that are rich.  Establishing a general protocol for state oversight of Indian gambling is a bad precedent to set and one that trickles down.

      I am against the proposition.  I don't like gambling. I don't like the unequal distribution of gambling revenues within and among the tribes.  As a member of a tribe that hasn't had a clean, legal (i.e. not stolen) election in my entire life that I can remember, I'm well acquainted with the problems of tribal corruption.

      But as an Indian person, I also do not want the state governments granted ANY further authority over ANY Indian affairs.

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