Skip to comments.$3.4B Indian settlement added to war-funding bill
Posted on 07/02/2010 2:39:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The U.S. House of Representatives attached a $3.4 billion government settlement with Indian trust beneficiaries to a war-funding bill that it passed just before breaking for the July Fourth holiday.
The settlement was one of several additions made late Thursday to the $80 billion appropriations bill that includes funding for the troop surge in Afghanistan and money for federal disaster assistance. It authorizes the Obama administration to settle a class-action lawsuit with between 300,000 and 500,000 American Indians who claims the Interior Department mismanaged billions of dollars held in trust by the government......
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2009 file photo, Elouise Cobell, right, looks on as Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes testifies during a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. Caught in the Senate filibuster of a bill to extend unemployment payments is a $3.4 billion government settlement with hundreds of thousands of American Indians over claims that the Interior Department mismanaged their land trust accounts
“...$3.4 billion government settlement with Indian trust beneficiaries...” Why do we need to give the Indians any more money? Enough is enough, let them live off thier casinos!
I think I just figured out why there is no
“The Government Did Something Right” ping list.
What you mean 'we' white man?
This is exactly why you have to throw YOUR SOB out this November!!!!!
So when one knows absolutely nothing about the subject it might be best to just shut up instead of showing your blatant ignorance.
so...I don’t understand this fractional thing very well. Uncle Sam is to buy back land fractions and then give them to the Tribe, who can (or not) then sell them back to the original sellers? Why can’t tribal members sell the fractions amongst themselves instead of to the Tribe, how does this affect future individual property ownership rights of a tribal indian to Tribal land - and, why does the Govt need to be the broker?
I think the tribes were ripped off and also the black farmers. For those not in either group, but paid taxes- we’ve been ripped off, too.
Social Security and Medicare insurance. Ponzi schemes and I would have much preferred to have saved the extra cash on my own.
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