Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Bureau of Indian Affairs: Killing Native Americans since 1824.

A recent study indicates that Native American men have the shortest life expectancy of any group in the United States - at a paltry 58.8 years in some parts of South Dakota. (Asian women from northern New Jersey have the longest life expectancy, at 91 years.) Native Americans are also the group subjected to the most governmental control, since the Bureau of Indian Affairs runs reservations where many live (and which cover large parts of states like South Dakota, Montana, and Alaska). One tribe in Mississippi kicked the BIA off their reservation, attracted an auto factory, and now not only has full employment of its members, but employs residents of the areas outside the reservation, too.

Obviously government management is a disaster when it comes to quality of life. So why do people want a government-managed health care system?


Anonymous Wild Bill said...

Well, that seems to sum it up: there's nothing I can add.

As an aside; I am a native American; just because my family's from Ireland doesn't mean I wasn't born here.

8:54 AM  

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