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    Mohegan Sun Casino Owners Received $54 Million In Stimulus Money

    With the support of Sen. Chris Dodd, D.-Conn., the federal government has awarded $54 million to Connecticut's politically well-connected Mohegan Indian tribe, which operates one of the highest grossing casinos in the U.S.
    Do we really wanna turn Obama's boys lose with $20 billion and expect them to spend it wisely?

    I can't help but recall one Libbo poster saying that the stimulus is, "long term investment in infrastructure". Does this look like, "infrastructure", to anyone?
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    Re: Mohegan Sun Casino Owners Received $54 Million In Stimulus Money

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Do we really wanna turn Obama's boys lose with $20 billion and expect them to spend it wisely?

    I can't help but recall one Libbo poster saying that the stimulus is, "long term investment in infrastructure". Does this look like, "infrastructure", to anyone?
    Well, first of all telling us what your source is would be pretty sweet. Second, my opinion on this would depend on what they're doing with the money. You gave zero details on that front. So what exactly are you expecting us to comment on?
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    Re: Mohegan Sun Casino Owners Received $54 Million In Stimulus Money

    Links to story
    FOXNews.com - Dodd Helps Casino Earning $1.3B Get $54M in Taxpayer Money
    Mohegan Sun casino owners received $54M in stimulus cash - NYPOST.com
    Mohegan Sun Casino Owners Received $54 Million In Stimulus Money - ABC News

    Not all of the above can be agitators for the right wing of the GOP, at least one might be telling the truth!!

    Dodd Helps Casino Earning $1.3B Get $54M in Taxpayer Money.

    Which I suppose gives anyone the right to question whether this is Chicago Politics again or will this money be used for something productive to the US economy?
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    Re: Mohegan Sun Casino Owners Received $54 Million In Stimulus Money

    And with what evidence does anyone question the explanation from the Mohegan Tribe folks? Sounds like they are restarting a loan program for rural development and some sort of construction project.

    There's a lot of projects working off stimulus money. Why does this one raise a flag?
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    Re: Mohegan Sun Casino Owners Received $54 Million In Stimulus Money

    Possibly because beyond a few words to placate folk who might feel offended, there is nothing concrete proposed, no grand building, or erection of a statue to the great messiah or some such project.
    All we get are vague promises to do something?

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    Re: Mohegan Sun Casino Owners Received $54 Million In Stimulus Money

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Possibly because beyond a few words to placate folk who might feel offended, there is nothing concrete proposed, no grand building, or erection of a statue to the great messiah or some such project.
    All we get are vague promises to do something?
    Of the thousands of stimulus projects that do random little things that need fixing across the country, you're suspicious of this one because there's no grand project announced nationwide?

    No, really, ask yourself: Why is this project suspicious to you?
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    Re: Mohegan Sun Casino Owners Received $54 Million In Stimulus Money

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Of the thousands of stimulus projects that do random little things that need fixing across the country, you're suspicious of this one because there's no grand project announced nationwide?

    No, really, ask yourself: Why is this project suspicious to you?
    We all know why it's suspicious. IS this the new line from DNC HQ? "Hey operatives, on the Dodd/Mohegan Sun deal, yeah turn the issue around on people."

    Of the $54 million to the Mohegan tribe, $31.5 million will be used to construct an educational center and $22.2 million to build a community center, according to the Agriculture Department.
    Foxnews.

    Sounds great eh? Well except that money was supposed to not help billion dollar profit casino's with PR projects.

    The stimulus money -- a loan from a Department of Agriculture rural development program -- is meant to help communities of less than 20,000 people that have been "unable to obtain other credit at reasonable rates and terms and are unable to finance the proposed project from their own resources."

    Read more: Mohegan Sun casino owners received $54M in stimulus cash - NYPOST.com
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    Re: Mohegan Sun Casino Owners Received $54 Million In Stimulus Money

    This sounds pretty fishy to me.

    First of all, why is the Mohegan tribe receiving the money when it's clearly designated for "communities of less than 20,000 people that have been unable to obtain other credit at reasonable rates and terms and are unable to finance the proposed project from their own resources?" From everything I can figure out, the tribe is not "the community;" the community is Uncasville, CT (which is a part of a larger township known as Montville Town). Why is this money not going to the town of Uncasville (and/or Montville) itself?

    According to the Mohegan tribe's webpage, "Currently there are about 1,700 Tribal members." According to the US Census, in 2000, Montville had a population of 18,546, only 270 of which were Native Americans, so I ask again, why is the tribe receiving this money (1700 people) when the actual community consists of far more non-tribal members than tribal members?

    Beyond this, can anyone explain to me how this tribe, which earned over a billion dollars last year is "unable to obtain other credit at reasonable rates and terms and are unable to finance the proposed project from their own resources?"

    I call foul.

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    Re: Mohegan Sun Casino Owners Received $54 Million In Stimulus Money

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    This sounds pretty fishy to me.

    First of all, why is the Mohegan tribe receiving the money when it's clearly designated for "communities of less than 20,000 people that have been unable to obtain other credit at reasonable rates and terms and are unable to finance the proposed project from their own resources?" From everything I can figure out, the tribe is not "the community;" the community is Uncasville, CT (which is a part of a larger township known as Montville Town). Why is this money not going to the town of Uncasville (and/or Montville) itself?

    According to the Mohegan tribe's webpage, "Currently there are about 1,700 Tribal members." According to the US Census, in 2000, Montville had a population of 18,546, only 270 of which were Native Americans, so I ask again, why is the tribe receiving this money (1700 people) when the actual community consists of far more non-tribal members than tribal members?

    Beyond this, can anyone explain to me how this tribe, which earned over a billion dollars last year is "unable to obtain other credit at reasonable rates and terms and are unable to finance the proposed project from their own resources?"

    I call foul.
    They had revenues of over 1 billion dollars, they did not earn 1 billlion dollars
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    Re: Mohegan Sun Casino Owners Received $54 Million In Stimulus Money

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    They had revenues of over 1 billion dollars, they did not earn 1 billlion dollars
    My mistake. They made $53.6 million in casino profits last year.

    My questions remain valid and unanswered.

    Here's another interesting tidbit: the tribe previously received $20 million in loans from the USDA.


    This whole deal sounds verry hinkey.
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