Senator Rand Paul bill would eliminate Bureau of Indian Affairs and limit Indian Health Service

This Week From Indian Country, March 9, 2011, at 23, states that U.S. Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky has introduced legislation that would eliminate the Bureau of Indian Affairs and slash funding for the Indian Health Service.

I guess part of his plan to balance the federal budget is based on the idea that Indian people and tribal nations do not deserve to receive any federal funding?

I wonder if he has heard of the legally binding 375 treaties that tribal governments signed with the United States from 1778-1871, and the federal trust responsibility to care for the best interests of tribes and individual Indians?

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0 Responses to Senator Rand Paul bill would eliminate Bureau of Indian Affairs and limit Indian Health Service

  1. Ahni says:

    Did you hear that nonsense the other day from John Stossel, how “No Group Has Had More Government Help Than American Indians”?

    I’m sure Rand Paul is using the exact same argument.

  2. I think this is an issue of social discrimination against the Indians and I can’t find any reason why Senator Rand is so aggressive about passing this bill that will definitely hamper the interest of the Indians.It is a useless step by the senator.

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