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The -- nation in upstate New York makes and sells its own cigarettes without paying taxes.
But that's not the nation's only business and -- -- -- -- CEO ray -- stuff is right what does.
Right -- right welcome the program thank you for the -- you look at buckle you and India.
-- -- not does have to be native American father both applicable.
You know -- and India not a problem okay now.
You've rolled urine with the explosion -- -- cigarettes have not quite accurate -- you making your phone.
With tobacco imported to the reservation right.
Yes and you selling it without paying New York State sales taxes on my is that tobacco product to our government doesn't charge for your court Merck's sales were OK now what kind of volume or you will -- -- at the moment.
Well we word during it's increasing because.
The state has been able program hold regular -- to -- Indian nations now.
But -- burned quite well but are you you can ratings are you making cigarettes are what tens of thousands of yes you yes.
And -- -- and must be clear we were government.
Were not like they have the typical sovereign nation -- -- sovereign nation so.
We have that ability to create a situation where we can provide this product.
And it's of course very competitive it's free and oppression I never think of Indian nations as being from capitalist from private enterprise hosting -- -- activist organizations.
You breaking the -- Well we we tried poverty for 200 years -- -- decided to try something different so we wanted to do something -- condition we.
-- this -- distasteful to us that we'd rather do different business.
But this is something that -- allow us to help farm programs for people for a members for our children all of the money goes to benefit all of our members.
And education and health and housing so this is something that that really helps are people get out of the -- that we've been and what what other businesses they gonna get into.
Well we're trying to diversify and now we have a film production company at custom animation and some live action we have golf courses of -- Conde Nast.
Award winning resort.
We have hotels and our gas stations on the resolution yes brought on by Indians yes -- -- casino yes river percent.
OK so on the that I guess this comes down to -- is -- pace.
Mean I mean you get it basically this is where gambling tobacco I mean it does it provides -- revenue for you.
Can I -- by I don't smoke but if I did put out by I don't cigarettes on line or go I have to go to your -- You know we're also on now over the Internet you'd have to come to our location is -- limit -- how many -- combined.
Now and I about -- on Chicago and -- tax rate that would drive the truck to dampen New York City that would be -- good self.
We did we we found no we we don't.
Control what other people do -- their money.
They are up to them what they wanted to of their money.
From what we -- -- central authority to stop my -- because I drove off the reservation where is 5000 -- -- cigarettes in the back well the of their own government and they can decide what they wanna do with that could stop -- and impose taxes -- I think they could stop -- Pretty much for problem.
France for whatever reason -- found is that a stand -- coming between you and the Fed's.
While we -- over the state now we would there have been but no we hope not our preferred solution here and I think there's.
Look we've created nearly 4500 jobs far far almost 5000.
We are an economic power in the central part of -- actually we -- government.
Governments can solve these problems we're sitting down at the table and -- and -- willing to that we'd like to do that I think there's a great opportunity here we talk about the economy.
And -- condition here's an opportunity for the state to work with us and other Indian nations trying to calm the situation is different -- -- can't we make it positive for the development of upstate new York -- -- -- -- You know we came to you ask you on the show not just because you're making your own cigarettes but because some of our viewers emailed us and said that those people living right around you Indian nation will prospering.
Because of the capitalist enterprises that -- going on within the reservation.
That's -- we -- entry and that free enterprise system can even get better with some cooperative discussion with the state of new York and there's an opportunity to do that right -- thanks for joining us Thomas is again I want an update on the roll your own cigarette when you very much for excellence.
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