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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Native Americans Reacting To NY Law

WESB News: 12/16/08 - Seneca Nation Weighing Options

Indian tribes across New York State are already threatening legal action to delay a measure signed into law Monday by Governor David Paterson to begin collecting taxes on cigarettes sold by Native American retailers.

Seneca Nation President Barry E. Snyder Sr. says "all options" are being considered and that every aspect of the nation's relationship with the state will be revisited.

That could affect everything from the revenue-sharing agreements between the state and the tribe's three casinos in Western New York to the Thruway that crosses 300 acres of Seneca land on the tribe's Cattaraugus reservation.

19 comments :

Anonymous said...

This kind of nonsense just goes to show all of us Americans how corrupt our Government really is..They need a little History 101 to understand the true laws between the Indians and white people from years ago..

Anonymous said...

The white man has been screwing Native Americans for over 500 years. What makes anyone think they are going to stop now?

Anonymous said...

If Indian gas was really TAX FREE, it would be a heck of a lot cheaper then the "few cents" you see at the pumps. Now, who's scalping whom?

Anonymous said...

If the indians don't like it the can always move to another country.

Anonymous said...

Ugotta B Kidding That is so much bs they were here long befor we were and if any one leaves it should be us

Anonymous said...

My only question here is how long do we Amnericans have to pay for what our ancestors did centuries ago? I have German ancestors too. Should I be sending money over to the Jews in Germany because of what Hitler did? Oh...geez....the other side of my family is English....I should be helping out the Scots and the people in the original 13 colonies because of what England did back then. I guess the only way to actually solve this dilemma is to elect a native american as president next time around and then we can put the "reverse" racism behind us.

Anonymous said...

When the NA's started gaining profits from Americans, what did they expect to happen? Our GOVT is way to broke not to start looking at different ways to correct the economy. A tax on only the Americans who buys cigarettes is fair. The NA’s will raise the price just like everyone else does. Quit crying…

Anonymous said...

If you are Amish...

first off, you should not be reading this.

Secondly, Why should Amish be exempt from tax and Native Americans not be exempt? Either tax everyone or continue with the current system. Don't pick and choose....

Anonymous said...

Amish don't pay taxes???? I believe they do!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, this conundrum will always be a stigma in our culture that will generate less-than-productive discussion. When does restitution stop? Why do White people still pay for centuries old injustices? Blah, blah, blah. I've said it before and I'll say it again...White people have lost a sense of who they are. Maybe not in populace but in society...Liberals have turned us into a minority. Where is White History month? Why can't we watch WET (White Entertainment Channel) on the tube? Where are the all-White colleges? The list goes on. This country was founded on war and expansion. It's why we are here, it's why this country was so spectacular, and that's the plain reality. In war, some win and lose. In many cultures the losing party suffers genocide, extermination, and/or expulsion. In our culture we issue the losing party a ticket to freeload with no expiration. You people who feel guilty for what our forefathers built...need to get the hell out of this country. Move to a more suitable for you...like France for instance. I say, withhold the disease-laden blankets but issue some taxes.

Anonymous said...

DO AMISH PEOPLE HAVE INTERNET??

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 10:14am asks: DO AMISH PEOPLE HAVE INTERNET??

Do some Preists molest little boys??

Anonymous said...

they all ways want to tax the working man who keeps this country going an all it does is makes the people in goverment richer y cant they take a cut in pay most americans live on 25 thousand a year they were not force to take that job

Anonymous said...

That ain't all he's taxing.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081217/ap_on_re_us/new_york_taxes

Anonymous said...

Can someone please explain to me why all rednecks have a problem with France???? Is it because they are better educated than the good old US of A ? Is it because they have a better health care system, better work hours, or just show more compassion for each other? If the majority of the people who post here were my neighbors I would rather move to France than live next to you rednecks.

Anonymous said...

If it wasn't for us "gun totin" rednecks marching across France in WW2 they would be speaking German instead of French.....and they turn around and question the values of Americans.

Anonymous said...

SERIOUSLY ??

Anonymous said...

ummm...yeah

Anonymous said...

if a treaty was made a treaty should be honored. dont make this a race issue, its not.