Florida Legislature: Gov. Charlie Cri...

Florida Legislature: Gov. Charlie Crist, Seminole Tribe working...

There are 93 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Apr 22, 2009, titled Florida Legislature: Gov. Charlie Crist, Seminole Tribe working.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Gov. Charlie Crist and the Seminoles are working on a deal in which the sovereign tribe would front the state $1 billion over two years in exchange for legislative approval of an Indian gambling agreement.

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jim

Powder Springs, GA

#1 Apr 22, 2009
Gambling money what a good idea.Can we just get crack and streetwalkers legalized too ,so no one has to act with ethics anymore?
THE MAN says

Pompano Beach, FL

#2 Apr 22, 2009
and how much do you get out of it crist?? you are a piece of crap governor, you ain't for the people at all.
jim

Powder Springs, GA

#3 Apr 22, 2009
I still remember those lottery signs that "saved education". Why is Florida like 49 in funding education and behind the District of Columbia in high school drop out rates?Last time i checked D.C. Public schools were 99% minority .Congrats to the state of florida for finishing last.
ABCDE

Chicago, IL

#4 Apr 22, 2009
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The Insider

Miami, FL

#5 Apr 22, 2009
Florida should only be compared to other states with no state income tax!
FINE

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#6 Apr 22, 2009
crist is a guy who just work for his pocket.

what he dad done for the state since he took office? Nothing! just good for the Seminole nation.
Homeowner

Chicago, IL

#7 Apr 22, 2009
Are we for sale? Do we just sell out for money because it's a tough budget year?"
That's exactly what the story is. Crist was, is and always will be for sale, with us as the losers, as always.
logger

Hollywood, FL

#8 Apr 22, 2009
money talks...
Israel

United States

#9 Apr 22, 2009
Christ is a fantastic Gov. He has worked tirelessly to help all of Florida's residents. Does anyone remeber whom he ran against........please
rukidding

Tallahassee, FL

#10 Apr 22, 2009
The tv commercial states "billions" in the plural - what happened to that?
Crist must have had too much fire water when making deal, ugh.
Wilbur

United States

#11 Apr 22, 2009
Do it.!

Since: Jul 08

Hialeah, FL

#12 Apr 22, 2009
I thought the Seminole Casino is sovereign land and cannot be ruled by the House or the Senate? I thought the only branch to say what they can and can't do is the Department of Interior.
Shark

Hollywood, FL

#13 Apr 22, 2009
Here's the deal. Allow the tribes to offer everything EXCEPT cards/poker and craps. Let the racinos have only cards/poker, craps, live racing AND off track betting on horses only. Charge the tribe a $500 million dollar a year in taxes going up 3% a year for 10 years and renegotiate in year 9 for another 10 years. The tracks will pay a flat 30% tax on everything. That should bring in about $800 million in tax dollars. Now get'er done.
Florida native

Stuart, FL

#14 Apr 22, 2009
No, no, no, no. These idiots couldn't handle money falling from the sky during the housing boom and property taxes through the roof. What are they going to do with this money? Spend it like drunken sailors again? Those opposed need to stick to their guns. Getting "front money" from the gambling-crazed Indians while selling the para-mutuals down the river and giving them the keys to the gambling kingdom isn't the answer.
DAS

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Apr 22, 2009
and who gets all that Money ? The Fat CATS
DAS

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#16 Apr 22, 2009
Lets see 1 Billon =500 Million in BUSH DOLLARS
Random Sample

Santa Ana, CA

#17 Apr 22, 2009
Unbelieveable! Eventually the feds will step in and the Sem Tribe will get what they want and Florida will get nothing! Christ was right in taking the first deal.
Dinop

Miami, FL

#18 Apr 22, 2009
This is insane, gambling only leads to other problems. Look at the craigslist killer, robbing and murdering call girls to cover his gambling debts. GAMBLING IS BAD. The state should cut spending.

Jeb Bush stood for 2 things, no gambling and no oil drilling. Charlie Christ destroyed Jeb's legacy. We need to stop this guy.
Dinop

Miami, FL

#19 Apr 22, 2009
loralei wrote:
I thought the Seminole Casino is sovereign land and cannot be ruled by the House or the Senate? I thought the only branch to say what they can and can't do is the Department of Interior.
No, this is incorrect b/c the state constitution specifically bans level 2 and 3 gambling. Any seminole gambling has to be approved by the state. That said, the reason for the exception is b/c the reservations are governed by the fed which has no gambling laws.
Joe

AOL

#20 Apr 22, 2009
why not allow it? let people gamble and the state makes alot of money it didnt have before. whats the harm?

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