Governor Walker held one of his periodic touch bases with the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today…and we will see their interpretation of his sage wisdom via any number of articles over the next few days…but one of the first items of discussion was the approval process for any new off reservation tribal casinos in Wisconsin. Federal law requires the governor’s approval before any new off reservation casinos can be opened. Here’s what he had to say:
Gov. Scott Walker says all 11 Wisconsin tribes must agree before any new off-reservation casino is opened in the state.
Walker told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board on Thursday that tribes must be unanimous before approving a new off-reservation casino. Walker says that is “absolutely” a “difficult wall to hurdle.”
Isn’t this totally in opposition to the ‘free market’ and ‘competition breeds efficiencies’ base tenets of the tea party and the conservative wing of the Republican Party? Will he get excommunicated for denying capitalism in the casino trade? We don’t need more casinos but I don’t see how this rule is appropriate. And if a tribe meets all of the other rules necessary to open a casino, I think the free market should say have at it!!
How indebted to the Potowatami is Governor Walker?