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Editorial: A 'Super Bowl' earmark for tribe

"The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan is one of the wealthiest in the country. Its Soaring Eagle casino is so profitable that each member of the tribe receives $70,000 annually. So the tribe wouldn't seem the worthiest candidate to get $3 million from the federal government to help build a new school -- especially because other tribal schools across the country are so dilapidated that the Interior Department hasn't been able to keep up with necessary repairs. But to imagine that those in the greatest need get the most help is to fail to appreciate the sordid operations of the congressional appropriations process, which tends to favor those with the best-connected, most aggressive lobbyists."

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The Super Bowl Earmark (The Washington Post 3/5)

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