Monday, March 28, 2011

Helped more than most? How about hurt more than most.

I saw this show advertised the other day and just from the synopsis I knew I wasn't going to watch it, never mind it was on the FOX network. But to have Stossel say Indians got the most help is ludicrous.

Take a minute and watch the video.

Stossel: No Group Has Had More Gov't Help Than American Indians (VID

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Stossel: No Group Has Had More Gov't Help Than American Indians (VIDEO)
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Quick, which group has the U.S. government helped out the most? Wall Street, maybe? Or the unemployed? Oh, how about all those defense contractors? Wrong, says Fox News contributor John Stossel. As far as Stossel is concerned, it's Native Americans. Stossel was on Fox & Friends this morning to discuss some high-paying government jobs _recently reported_
(http://dailycaller. com/2011/ 03/23/uncle- sam-shelling- out-big-bucks- for-government- jobs-gop- says-time- to-cut/#ixzz1HWS fd
0TM) in The Daily Caller. The report found that the "Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs needs someone to run the Facebook page for the Dept. of the Interior and they'll pay up to $115,000 a year." Stossel took that as an opportunity to wonder about the entire concept of a Bureau of Indian  Affairs. "Why is there a Bureau of Indian Affairs?" he said. "There is no Bureau of Puerto Rican Affairs or Black Affairs or Irish Affairs. And no group in America has been more helped by the government than the American Indians, because we have the treaties, we stole their land. But 200 years later, no group does worse."  Established in 1824, Indian Affairs is the oldest bureau of the United States Department of the Interior. Among other responsibilities, the Bureau is charged with "maintaining the federal government-to- government relationship with the federally recognized Indian tribes," _according_
(http://www.bia. gov/FAQs/ index.htm) to its website.

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