Steven Greenhut from Cal Watchdog reports that the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians SUPPORT more taxes for Californians. Well, that's because many of THEM do not pay income taxes, because they live on the reservation. Here's what Steven wrote:
Governor Jerry Brown today announced that he has received supportive letters from the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians and the California Grocers Association for his budget plan and letting California voters decide whether or not to temporarily extend existing taxes.
In a letter to the California State Legislature, Mark Macarro, tribal chairman of Pechanga Tribe wrote, “Given the deep and seemingly unbridgeable philosophical divide that exists in our State Capitol today, we believe the voice of the voters must be heard to determine the size, scope, and efficacy of services provided by state government.” “California is clearly at a crossroads. The voters and taxpayers should have the right to decide on whether or not to continue paying higher taxes or further reduce funding for public safety, schools, universities, and support for California’s most vulnerable citizens.”
THIS IS THE SAME Mark Macarro that DID NOT want you, the citizens of California to VOTE on expanded gaming, REMEMBER? THEY SUED us...! This is rich, and would be funny if not for the tragic events that Pechanga and Mr. Macarro perpetrated on their own citizens. They have stolen $1.3 million of TAXABLE monies EACH from over 230 people.
How about changing tribal law to have withholding of Pechanga's per capita payments to it's remaining people? They were up to $360,000 EACH after disenrolling 25% of their tribe. Come on Macarro, put your OWN money on the line.