Oneida Indian Nation casino deal: Local leaders praise, blast plan

May 17, 2013 Full story: The Post-Standard 34

Local leaders praised and criticized the deal announced today that would block any new casinos in Central New York in exchange for the Oneida Indian Nation's Turning Stone Casino and Resort giving about $50 million a year to the state.

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fred bachmann

Rome, NY

#1 May 23, 2013
if you allow the indians to have a casino. It should be the same fo all. this propoal is a bribe offer.
ob yeah

Oneida, NY

#2 May 23, 2013
fred bachmann wrote:
if you allow the indians to have a casino. It should be the same fo all. this propoal is a bribe offer.
Whites owe the Indians.
hair

Rome, NY

#3 May 23, 2013
open a casino in Rome
Freebie the Bean

Tully, NY

#4 May 23, 2013
All our politicians who support this probly got a $50K check from Halbritter & Cuomo.
bbbbb

Oneida, NY

#5 May 26, 2013
nope they got a $20 free play
Lol

Pine Plains, NY

#6 May 26, 2013
ob yeah wrote:
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Whites owe the Indians.
is that why Indians walk around hating us whites. Lmfao. U guys have so many options like free schooling. But I don't see any of u taking advantage of it. U all get ur check at 18 and blow it on cars or drugs. And then live on free housing on the res and have a million kids. My grandfather was full Indian and hated u oneida Indians due to the fact he worked his whole life on a farm busting his ass and had a ton of land and u guys tried taking it out from under him just bc u thought it was owed to u.
alright

Oneida, NY

#7 May 26, 2013
Lol wrote:
<quoted text>is that why Indians walk around hating us whites. Lmfao. U guys have so many options like free schooling. But I don't see any of u taking advantage of it. U all get ur check at 18 and blow it on cars or drugs. And then live on free housing on the res and have a million kids. My grandfather was full Indian and hated u oneida Indians due to the fact he worked his whole life on a farm busting his ass and had a ton of land and u guys tried taking it out from under him just bc u thought it was owed to u.
Well that's true it's ridiculous. I'm an eighth Oneida Indian but my great grandmother wasn't Indian so I don't qualify. This is bs
Freebie the Bean

Durhamville, NY

#8 May 26, 2013
All the pols who support this have GOT to be getting their palms greased. This agreement states that OIN will allow auditors to review the slot machine books. NYS is supposed to get 25% of this cut. Wanna bet there will be 2 sets of books...the books that OIN will show the auditors (slot machine revenue, any given year - $3M)for the state's cut and the books they don't show them (actual revenue - $125M).
proud cherokee

Jay, OK

#9 May 26, 2013
their all a bunch of greedy perverts...
cuomo is judas

Rome, NY

#11 May 26, 2013
Cuomo is looking to help his campaign account in 2014 and 2016. And with over $300 million profits a year the Oneida Nation is poised to help him. All Cuomo knows are closed door, backroom deals. As they always say about Albany "three men in a room", only this time there was a few more than that. Anyway, I don't think the people of NY wanted a Dictator when they last voted for Governor. Everything he comes up with has to be voted on right away...like it's going to evaporate if it's not voted on right away. AT least the people have to vote on a referendom to allow new state controlled casinos. I've heard that the Oneidas would be paying $30 million in property taxes now if they had to, so Oneida county settles for a possible $12.5 million? Why just the slots? And of course bogus bookkeeping is probable. And now 25,000 acres to trust instead of the origional 17,000. This is Picente's original deal, Cuomo just sweetened up for the Oneidas...what does Picente get out of this? Picente is married to Griffo's cousin and Griffo is all for this, as is Brindisi. And how about Ms. RoAnn Destito (her family's business, The Beeches, is the liquor vendor for Turning Stone...how cozy...). The Oneida County Executive is a sham...each one starts out as an "appointee" because the previous one resigns to take a higher position. No one even runs against Pincente or Griffo either. What kind of place are we living in? Tallerino of Rome had it right when he said: "50 years of Republican rule and what do we have to show for it?" The Democrats in office are just as bad ...many of them just tag along...those that don't are neutered. It looks like the Democratic party purposely doesn't field a candidate for some of these races (quid pro quo?) Almost as many people are registered Democrats as Republicans...yet the Democrats have almost no representation...which is going to get worse after George Joseph and croonies gerrymandered the redistricting of Oneida County to assure even more Republican control. The Oneida Deal stinks and it is illegal as all h--l. Check out the legal issues... The only one not in the closed room was Dean Skelos...what a pity, I'm sure he would have liked some cash too!)
Brown trout

Brooklyn, NY

#12 May 26, 2013
cuomo is judas wrote:
Cuomo is looking to help his campaign account in 2014 and 2016. And with over $300 million profits a year the Oneida Nation is poised to help him. All Cuomo knows are closed door, backroom deals. As they always say about Albany "three men in a room", only this time there was a few more than that. Anyway, I don't think the people of NY wanted a Dictator when they last voted for Governor. Everything he comes up with has to be voted on right away...like it's going to evaporate if it's not voted on right away. AT least the people have to vote on a referendom to allow new state controlled casinos. I've heard that the Oneidas would be paying $30 million in property taxes now if they had to, so Oneida county settles for a possible $12.5 million? Why just the slots? And of course bogus bookkeeping is probable. And now 25,000 acres to trust instead of the origional 17,000. This is Picente's original deal, Cuomo just sweetened up for the Oneidas...what does Picente get out of this? Picente is married to Griffo's cousin and Griffo is all for this, as is Brindisi. And how about Ms. RoAnn Destito (her family's business, The Beeches, is the liquor vendor for Turning Stone...how cozy...). The Oneida County Executive is a sham...each one starts out as an "appointee" because the previous one resigns to take a higher position. No one even runs against Pincente or Griffo either. What kind of place are we living in? Tallerino of Rome had it right when he said: "50 years of Republican rule and what do we have to show for it?" The Democrats in office are just as bad ...many of them just tag along...those that don't are
neutered. It looks like the Democratic party purposely doesn't field a candidate for some of these races (quid pro
?) Almost as many people are registered Democrats as Republicans...yet the Democrats have almost no
representation...which is going to get worse after George Joseph and croonies gerrymandered the redistricting of
Oneida County to assure even more Republican control. The Oneida Deal stinks and it is illegal as all h--l. Check
out the legal issues... The only one not in the closed room was Dean Skelos...what a pity, I'm sure he would
have liked some cash too!)
McDonald's at 8
McDonald's at 8
Holly

Three Bridges, NJ

#13 May 30, 2013
ob yeah wrote:
<quoted text>
Whites owe the Indians.
we have paid enough!
proud oneida

United States

#14 May 31, 2013
You guys are just pissed bc we get money handed to us.. That we have nice things.. And to be honest 4000 every 3 months cant pay for a new house 3 new cars 2 kids. .. I also bust my ass working... Get off our case if it wasnt us natives it would be someone else you would be jealous of... Get a job amd a life u racist pos
F Troop

Wallingford, CT

#15 May 31, 2013
proud oneida wrote:
You guys are just pissed bc we get money handed to us.. That we have nice things.. And to be honest 4000 every 3 months cant pay for a new house 3 new cars 2 kids... I also bust my ass working... Get off our case if it wasnt us natives it would be someone else you would be jealous of... Get a job amd a life u racist pos
I liked the episode when the cavalry left a case of moonshine near the river for the Indians to find....of course they drank it all and got taken over.....they were not very bright anyhow!
The Cold Hearted Truth

Philadelphia, PA

#16 May 31, 2013
It just goes to show the goverment for this state onlly care about the money $$$$ and thats the only reason they wanted a new casino for this state but know grease ball bastard oneida indian the coln job cheif and the fagstick gover of our state made a dirty deal don`t get me wrong i like our casino but we should have more to do and offer at this casino it seems small when your there it looks big on the outside but most of it is the tower for guest to stay we need more so if the casino wants there to be only one big casino in this state they need to make it bigger or we the united states people will claim are land because there been a no tax fee for too long that propertly isn`t payed for and we as new yorkers are pissed if the grease ass indian givers can`t pay for there land and help give back to the state so we can better our school and roads then the hell with them let a real person run your 350 million dollar casino you built but at least there finally paying for something for a change
taxpayer

Rome, NY

#17 May 31, 2013
have you heard of Claudia Tenney's NEW York Post Article ? she blasts the gov and roann- rome sentinel did not publish it- guess why ? the local paper doen't publish but ny post does. must be cause of all the ad revenue from the casino? Cuomo closed Oneida CF- roann's former district, she doing allright along with her friends. remember - she said she doesn't profit from the booze- REALLLY
The Cold Hearted Truth

Philadelphia, PA

#18 May 31, 2013
taxpayer wrote:
have you heard of Claudia Tenney's NEW York Post Article ? she blasts the gov and roann- rome sentinel did not publish it- guess why ? the local paper doen't publish but ny post does. must be cause of all the ad revenue from the casino? Cuomo closed Oneida CF- roann's former district, she doing allright along with her friends. remember - she said she doesn't profit from the booze- REALLLY
the goverment controls all we see and hear this post will probley be removed by 1pm or 3pm today if someone says something bad live on tv the channel will get shut off and the screen will be blue or the station will cut in and out everytime they say something bad about the US OR THE PRESIDENT
ONM and tax payer

Normal, IL

#19 May 31, 2013
Cant we all just get along. The deal has both advantages and disadvantages for both parties. Why dose it always have to be blamed on the Indians or the whites, its the higher people in power who make decisions like this, the leaders who we elected so the only blame should be put on the people who vote for them. What's real sad is the future children from both parties will have to deal with all the prejudice bastard who sit there and complain but they are the ones who voted for these law makers. Grow up and if u want change do your homework before u vote, the blames is not on the Indians or the whites and we need to work together to turn NY around to make a better places for our children
flopjab

New York, NY

#20 May 31, 2013
F&^k the indians. non tax payin cockbagsss it's like me goin to jail for my great great great great great granpas crime. they went thru hell 100 years ago. so what. pay taxes sick of hearin bout them. free schooling etc. bs. ALL of it. this is my land blah blah blah. 90S% of them are bums that dont work anyhow. props to the hardworking ones.
GREAT

Rome, NY

#21 May 31, 2013
Great job, nobody else is hiring and employes the number of people they do .
Without the Casino what is left around here ?
Answer: NOTHING !
Everyone has an opinion but 99% of you have been to the casino and it is high class for sure !

Good job Ray .

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