Tribe suing beer companies for alcohol problems

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  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    Feb. 9, 2012 3:24 p.m.

    I preface my post by saying there are few who are more empathetic to the plight Native Americans face than I am. But this just doesn't work for me. This case is one more instance of shifting responsibility for self and personal problems to someone else, ala Mr. Obama. If Native Americans are going to fix the horrendous alcohol problem it has to start with themselves, not the beer companies and especially not the beer stores across the border. My fear is that is they win this suit, that money will not go to relieving poverty or paying medical bills, but for more alcohol -- a $500 million binge. I am truly empathetic for the problems they face, but this lawsuit will not resolve the matter and likely will make it worse.