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Jodi Rave: Indians don't pay taxes and other myths


"American Indians endure some common stereotypes: Drunk, lazy Indians get a free education, free housing and are free from paying taxes.

American Indians are drunks? I've made a choice not to drink alcohol.

American Indians are lazy? I go to work every day.

American Indians get a free education? I have a $25,000-plus student loan debt.

American Indians get free housing? I have a veteran's home mortgage.

American Indians don't pay taxes? Each year I pay my fair share of state and federal taxes.

If you haven't heard any of these complaints, then you haven't been exposed to some common misconceptions about American Indians." p>

Get the Story:
Jodi Rave: It's a common misperception that Indians don't pay taxes (The Billings Gazette 3/11)

Relevant Links:
Jodi Rave Lee - http://www.missoulian.com/jodirave

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