Wednesday, February 6, 2008

California Gaming Propositions: AFTERMATH

The California Expanded Gaming propositions are now law. The people have voted. Now, it is up to our elected officials to "SHOW US THE MONEY".

When do we get our money from the big 4 tribes, before the additional machines can be installed? What is the payment schedule? When is the first audit scheduled? How quickly will we get our $9 billion?

I hope my readers will continue to visit this page as we move from the gambling issue and re-focus on gaining our civil rights here in California for the individual Indian. Because we are involved with the issue, the Pechanga tribe's unconstitutional actions will always be the primary focus. However, with many of us in AIRRO and sharing our issues with thousands of other Indians in California, there will always be a place for their information.

Make no mistake about it, hundreds of us have been cheated by Pechanga. The people of California have turned a blind eye to their actions, because of money. Well, they have $50 million less to spend on themselves and we have made quite a few connections where, hopefully, it will have an impact on the thinking of our politicians. Money talks, however and we've just given the big four tribes truckloads of it to use to bend our elected officials to their will.

Moral outrage will be the only way. But, do we have any?

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