Monday, May 04, 2009

This is NOT economic development........

"We've got a lot of work to do in Montana to bring our communities up to speed and to invest in the future," said Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. "Today's funding is another dose of good news that will create good-paying jobs in communities across the state. And it's a reminder that the stimulus bill is working for Montana."

"This is another smart investment in Montana people and the infrastructure they rely on," said Tester, a member both the Senate Appropriations and Indian Affairs Committees. "I voted for the stimulus bill because it rebuilds our economy by creating jobs, investing in infrastructure and cutting taxes."

The liars in Congress and the Senate must think every hay-seed out in the fly-over states can't see their impropriety with taxpayer funds. The first priority in Montana should be to examine what has happened to say, the hundreds and hundreds of millions that has been spent on Montana's Indian reservations and why those communities are so far beyond the national "average" in most facets of (take your pick here) education, suicide, meth use, gang violence, diabetes, etc. The increasing numbers of children without their parents (a married Mom and Dad) taking an active and healthy role in their upbringing is just one of many causes at the root of the problems across Indian country. Indian country must look within to get up to par. And then figure out how to stay there. And if more Native Americans heeded Billy Mills the world would be a better place today and for generations to come.

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