Two tribes, the Pyramid Lake Paiutes and Walker River Paiutes, filed a lawsuit in federal court last week demanding that Nevada establish satellite election offices on their reservations so they have the same ballot access as white members of their community.
Both tribes argue that the lack of voter registration offices and early voting locations on their reservations hurts Native American voter turnout.
“She happens to be a Tea Party Republican,” said Bret Healy, a consultant with the Native American voting rights group Four Directions.
“It’s not unknown if you look at data at all, that ‘those Indians, they vote the wrong way.’ It’s a one-point, two-point Trump-Clinton race and the Senate race is that tight too.”
“She would get, I’m sure, excoriated by her Republican colleagues if she would make it easier for a constituency that leans Democratic to vote,” he continued.
Meanwhile, white residents of the same counties have voting centers located within their communities. Residents of Incline Village, a wealthy town near northern Lake Tahoe, only need to drive a few miles.
Frankly, we don’t know why they are complaining. Here is a very fine, satellite, election office they can use. Note the happy smiles on the two, typical voters:
Here, in one picture, are two more scenic election office locations, one right behind the other:
And here is one low-income voter going to a convenient, red-state voting location:
So quitcher bitchin’, you poor “takers.” We Republicans are on your side. Trust us.
Anyway, a vote isn’t all that important, is it?
(Don’t forget to bring your driver’s license and all other forms of identification we hope you don’t have.)
Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
•Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.
•Any monetarily NON-sovereign government — be it city, county, state or nation — that runs an ongoing trade deficit, eventually will run short of money. By contrast, a Monetarily Sovereign government cannot run short of its own sovereign money.
•The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes..
•No nation can tax itself into prosperity, nor grow without money growth.
•Cutting federal deficits to grow the economy is like applying leeches to cure anemia.
•A growing economy requires a growing supply of money (GDP = Federal Spending + Non-federal Spending + Net Exports)
•Deficit spending grows the supply of money
•The limit to federal deficit spending is an inflation that cannot be cured with interest rate control. The United States never has had such an inflation. •The limit to non-federal deficit spending is the ability to borrow.
•The federal government does not borrow. The so-called “debt” is deposits in T-security accounts at the Federal Reserve Bank.
•Liberals think the purpose of government is to protect the poor and powerless from the rich and powerful. Conservatives think the purpose of government is to protect the rich and powerful from the poor and powerless.
•The single most important problem in economics is the Gap between rich and the rest..
•Austerity is the government’s method for widening the Gap between rich and poor.
•Until the 99% understand the need for federal deficits, the upper 1% will rule.