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Sequestration Is Devastating Schools On America's Indian Reservations

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: education, politics, native rights, native education, sequestration, government, ethics, news, politics, obama, freedoms )

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The automatic budget cuts that went into effect on March 1 are already having a devastating impact on education and health services on American Indian reservations, where poverty and unemployment rates are already sky-high...

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Carol H (229)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 4:51 am
noted, thanks Cal

Daniel Partlow (179)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 5:26 am
It just figures , let's pick on those most desperately in need! We wouldn't want to cut into the 1%'s pockets , would we?

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 5:30 am
This is happening in world's richest country!

Christeen A (368)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 6:16 am
This is a real shame. Let's punish the children and their education for something that isn't their fault.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 7:00 am
Education and health services are so important too for everyone

Noted thanks

Tuesday April 2, 2013, 6:02 pm
read and noted on 4-2-13 you know its real bad when no child can get a break in regards to schooling every child deserves a good and solid form of education regardless of race, creed, religion and gender and our government if failing our children these years are important for every child to suceed in life and not to be held back for any reason changes need to be made and it needs to happen now and not later all children need a good education in life do not let them down.

Jason S (50)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 7:17 pm
Good posting, thanks

Alison Baker (25)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 9:46 pm
And then you have idiots like John Shimkus (IL-15) who stand in front of the news media & state that sequestration's not having any effect. Like many of his fellow congressmen, he's never really grasped the concept of "reality".

. (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 9:19 am
Great article. Thanks for sharing. It's a reakly bad situation.

Shirley B (5)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:56 pm
The effects were sure to hit the most needy first. It was designed that way. It would have to go up the ladder to the defense budget before they will cry uncle. The new war drums you hear is the sound of the budget woes hitting the sabres. Feed the hungry - Teach the children - Stop the wars.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:15 pm
Stop sequestration, please sign for a better way,

Ro H (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 2:30 pm

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:16 pm

Jeanne Young (19)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 5:26 pm
Hey! Make sequestration REALLY work for the top 1o2 percent - complete the genocide we failed to finish entirely a while back - - - - -

Twyla Sparks (208)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 8:52 pm
noted, thank You

cathie S (154)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 9:17 pm
noted tyvm

Sherri G (128)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 10:05 pm
Good going Corporate America. Steal from the kids, elderly, disabled vets, poor, middle class, and education while you move your money around outside of America to avoid paying taxes. Oh and don't forget to pay your lobbyist and GOP congressional representatives. How far do you plan to push Americans before they raise hell to stop you? This country is the richest only if you are part of the top 1.4% and/or corporate America. Thanks Cal.

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 7:51 am
Let the Geedy Ones choke on it.

Their ancestors stole the land now they rape the land for oil, coal, natural gas, as they pollute the land they stole and share not with those they stole it from. They never get enough, never finding satisfaction in their Heartless life.

If the rest of Dominent Culture, that isn't in the top 10%, wants to know what their future is going to look like, just check out the reservations. We are all heading to be just like it, for these MultiNational Corporations, the .14% of the worlds most opulent, the richest, the 1% of the worlds richest Country, don't give two flips about you, nor the Indians, nor the disabled, nor your Grandmother.

They don't care if you eat, live, or die. They truly don't. So, one can lie back and let them finish us all off, or we can remain contented to die slowly and at younger ages. Some of the reservations like this one have 50% unemployed, others have even higher at 80%. Where life expectancy on some of them is at 48 years old, on par with Haiti and a few other 3rd World Countries.

These were once self sustaining people who were robbed of everything they had, forced to live on hand outs and told that they would be provided for due to having their lives destroyed, land stolen, and their self sufficient ways removed. ha ha ha.

There is no way to earn a living, no tools to do so, no decent roads to get to work, how do those with little create a living out of nothing. Even the promised payments for the minerals that are extracted from their lands isn't given to them, a mere pittance of what is owed is paid. The rest is just stolen in the forms of lies or out right theft, bold no more covering up......sort of what you see today in many things. They don't even try to hide it anymore, they are all too big to do anything about it anymore.

This is how the Federal Government takes care of them? This is the BOUGHT OUT SOLD OUT Leadership you have. Wake up to it, when the Heartless Ones only had their sights on the ones overseas or the reservations it was not noticed or felt by it's coming to your neighborhood and your home.

But go ahead and keep supporting the Red flag and the Blue flag, neither has YOUR best interest in mind, it's all about making the Greedy Ones happy. There are a few exceptions in both parties that truly care about the people otherwise as the Late Russell Means said, "Welcome my brothers and sisters to the Reservation."

I suggest a viewing of two videos. The first is short, words said by an American Indian, John Trudell, is 5 minutes, the second is a film that explains how the .14% which includes our 1% are doing things. Think you should know, it is a bit longer, but spend the 50 minutes learning. It may save your life, your childrens life, do your grandchildren a favour, watch, learn, then role up your sleeves. We need every voice, all hands on deck. Otherwise, be content by being screwed over.
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Globalized Capitalism on Steroids

I have on my page a photo comment and it's also on my car for a bumper sticker......

"Sure you can Trust the Government - Just Ask An Indian"

Remember people, YOU are the Government but when you keep voting in the Crooks, when you bury your heads in the sand, when you don't pay attention because ignorance is not bliss, when you don't hold them accountable, when you have FAILED to see our Leadership is compromised, when you vote in the same ones over and over that do the same corruption over and over........well what do you expect?

You must vote in people with strong ethics, a good moral compass, and not only have intelligence (although many lack that as well) but the intelligence must be tempered with compassion and empathy. A Country simply run on a For Profit motive without taking into Humanity and our environment is like a destructive robot that is non caring and non thinking, it just is driven.....profit profit profit

Until we all stand up and say "Enough" then we get what we get.


"Few are guilty, but all are responsible.” ― Abraham Joshua Heschel

Anette S (22)
Monday April 8, 2013, 1:11 pm

linda Finch (0)
Monday April 8, 2013, 4:03 pm
Why does this not surprise me? Check the history we European folk have had with the native nations. A sad history.
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