The BIA received more than 160 billion dollars in the 2010 budget. Isn't it time to stop what amounts to "reparations" to the descendents of the 19th century's native Americans?
Before you get ready to bash me...I have enough Cherokee in me to qualify for benefits and the "right" to check the little Native American box. I do not need nor want any benefits or special treatment simply because of my ancestors.
Answer by Carpy at 10:06 PM on Nov. 20, 2010
IDK, I guess it all depends on how they are using the funds. If they are blowing it then no. I have driven through reservations that have their own police. If you are stopped they end up calling a highway patrolman to give you a ticket. Seems like we appropriate money that ends up in redundancy, and end up paying twice as much if not more than we should. It sure seems like a lot of money. I know they have government insurance (not sure what it's called, but I could qualify - won't bother since we already get coverage w/ DH's work and I believe those programs aren't taking new applicants at this time).
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:16 PM on Nov. 20, 2010
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Answer by mommytoJames512 at 12:08 PM on Nov. 20, 2010
With our current deficit, YEAH it needs to stop. WASTEFUL SPENDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Answer by Anonymous at 12:13 PM on Nov. 20, 2010
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Answer by UpSheRises at 6:59 PM on Nov. 20, 2010