Thursday, February 21, 2008

Not a Termination Bill? hmmmmm

Watson has introduced legislation that would strip the Cherokee of $300 million in federal funds and suspend the tribe's authority to operate a casino until the status of the Cherokee freedmen is settled to the satisfaction of Congress. Penal amendments have been prepared for other funding bills, again pending court decisions. Watson criticized the nation sharply for characterizing her bill as a ''termination'' bill (a reference to the mid-20th century ''termination era'' of congressional policy toward tribes). The word does not appear anywhere in the bill, she said, repeating several times that it is nothing of the sort.

(when you cut off the revenue sources, you have terminated us!!)

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