$21 Million for Tribal Electicity Subsidies?
The United States Department of Agriculture handed over $21 million to electrical companies run as tribal businesses. Why? To let the companies charge less for electricity in the boondocks.
I call this boondocks boondoggles.
This program takes money from urban Americans and small-town Americans and sends it into the outermost areas of tribal reservations, which are tax-free enclaves.
Now the USDA is getting into the act. This a standard federal anti-poverty program. It subsidizes a way of life that keeps people in poverty.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs was America’s first federal experiment in socialism. It has kept Indians in poverty ever since.
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