Friend, my wife is not Indian, she is from South America, from Argentina to be precise, she is has and European ancestors in her immediately family. I only defend the Indian right to own a casino and act accordingly in that particular business like any other investor.<quoted text>
So your wife is an indian and making the big bucks! That's the ONLY reason you'd be talking like this when the indians pay NO state taxes (especially when the state needs the monry so badly).
Meth deals up in the hils over San Manuel, infiltrated with the Mexican mafia, gun fights with the Sheriffs at Pala, and NO controls or audits over how much they skim.
Open up the state to everybody for Las Vegas style gambling and keep the money here and give American citizens a chance to invest in casinos.
The indians want their 'sovereign nation' status but sure use the states services everyday so want it both ways!
You now scream about taxes that the Indian donít pay to the state, but you do not want to recognize the prosperity, specially in property value, that all those Indian casino bring to those communities, like Temecula, Pala, Oceanside, Etc.
The Indians not only want their 'sovereign nation', they deserve, we have a pact with them and we must respect those treaties, until their people deciding otherwise.
For how many year Indians live in reservations without any service from government ?, how many Indians children die of mal nutrition, how may parents die of alcoholism and preventable illness and nobody helped to get out of that miserable life?, for how many years they suffer discrimination?
But noo, you want their taxes now, right now and you want them no to get any public services.
Until we wonít recognize the entire mistake, the injustice, the expropriations and appropriations, the occupation, the isolation we leave them for much more than a century, we will be inclined to do the same thing over and over again.