Monday, January 28, 2008

Torn on Upcoming Vote to Amend Gaming Compact

How I wish this was a neat black and white issue but as usual both sides have their points.

A YES vote on this measure means:
The Pechanga Band of LuiseƱo Indians--a tribe that owns a casino in Riverside County with about 2,000 slot machines--could operate up to 7,500 slot machines. The tribe would make increased payments to the state annually through 2030.

Translation: This would highly benefit the four wealthiest tribes but would could be financially devasting to other tribes. With gaming, tribes had finally raised up from living in very poor conditions. If this goes through than these tribes could face those horrors again. On the other side, this would bring revenue to the state which desperately needs it after the recent California fires which has resulted in a 10% budget cut across all services in the state. Many services are being cut due to this and some Medi-cal services could be cut completely leaving thousands of people without care.

Either way I feel we will loose something.

For more information which I got from

Contact FOR Proposition 94:
Coalition to Protect California's Budget and Economy
(800) 827-1267

Contact AGAINST Proposition 94:
Californians Against Unfair Deals--No on 94, 95, 96, 97, A coalition of tribes, educators, taxpayers, public safety officials, labor, seniors, environmentalists.
(310) 996-2676

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