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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Why should Native Americans have to pay any taxes at all?

We stole their land, poisoned their blankets, raped their woman, killed their brothers and ate their buffalo. We owe them big time. White people are the scum of the earth.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I don't think whites are scum; just selfish and greedy. And, they should pay. I think that we should give ALL the land back to the native Americans; if they want us around, we pay rent, those that don't want us, send us back where we came from.

    My only issue is the descendents of Africans--they weren't brought here of their own free will. Maybe the natives and the Africans can work it out?

    I am a direct descendent of the Puritains, and if you know history you know this is a Bad Thing when it comes to native American/white relations. But I do have African AND native american blood in me; I hope they're rolling in their graves

  • 1 decade ago

    Uhh, cmon on down to Texas, or Oklahoma,Arkansas,Missouri,Arizona,etc so on and you will see that Indians have it made.Be one tenth Indian, yes only one tenth, get an Indian card and you get a ton of commodities every month, no matter how much money u make, plus you can buy the house you want for like 20 bucks a month.Plus they have their own hospitals where everything is free.Not to mention a slew of Indian casinos.There really not hurting, trust me.The debt has been paid off years ago.I bet your white and from the east coast, not an Indian,..You hardly hear any of THEM complain cause they have it made and they know it

    Reading these post cracks me up.You can tell the ones who doesnt live near any and doesnt have a clue to what kind of benefits they get

  • 1 decade ago

    The same has been done all over the the world, all throughout history. It is the legacy of mankind. I am not defending the situation, but you are fooling yourself if you think America is some sort of special situation in that respect. None of us should have to pay income taxes, it's the stupidest thing ever. We all should pay taxes on things we buy. Money is useless until you spend it, so why tax it before it is spent? It's called TYRANNY.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You know I have never killed a single buffalo, Never had sex with a Native American, never killed any of them, ( I may have bored a few to death in some of my sermons)

    Our early amerians did all of that to them, and slavery for the blacks, But that was generations ago, and today everyone no matter of who they are, have equal opportunities to advance thierself.

    So you know, I don't owe anyone anything for what someone did 150 years ago.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I have never had any buffalo or raped any of their women. Why exactly should I be taxed more heavily? Besides I think an indian killed and scalped on of my ancestors. Perhaps I should be collecting some of that sweet casino money.

    Before you get your panties in a wad, I have Cherokee in my heritage so....

  • 1 decade ago

    I do agree with you that it was wrong what happenedand we do owe them alot, but name a country that doesn't have taxes. When you find one let me know because i'm moving there. Well there is always Antartica, but i hear the weather is bad this time of year. But on the bright side you can have a pet penguin.

  • 1 decade ago

    That was 150+ years ago. None of the people alive today had part in it, so why should we have to repay something that our ancestors did? The same goes for slavery, sure my ancestors owned slaves, but I had no part in that decision making. We are not going to change society for something that happened that long ago, the Native Americans are currently joined in our society, as are the families of former slaves. We are all equals.

  • oldman
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    1 decade ago

    did you know (I just found this out not too long ago) that according to the original tax law, which has not been changed. Income tax is for big businesses and foreigners only. It is actually not a law that we as individuals pay income tax.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well what have you done lately for the Native Americans besisdes asking questions on this website. Talk the walk or walk the talk. Choose!!

  • 1 decade ago

    heh and now we feed them , educate them, cure their illnesses, shelter them, protect them, and provide countless numbers of social aid programs.... i dont think the little bit that we ask from them is too much.. all i know is that if i was given a free house and free post secondary education I would be doing a lot more then a lot of Native Americans are with their lives

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