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Here it comes - Obama to Give Black Farmers $1.25B in Reparations (more redistribution)
NewsMax ^ | Sunday, 21 Feb 2010 09:55 PM | Theodore Kettle

Posted on 02/21/2010 11:25:08 PM PST by BP2


Black farmers – possibly over 70,000 of them – will get cash payments and debt relief from the federal government totaling $1.25 billion, in reparation for alleged racial discrimination suffered under the Department of Agriculture’s loan programs, the Obama Administration has agreed.


The president announced the deal on Thursday, applauding Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Attorney General Eric Holder for “bringing these long-ignored claims of African American farmers to a rightful conclusion.”

The Washington Post called the settlement “part of a wider effort by Obama and senior officials to dispense with lawsuits stemming from America’s checkered civil rights legacy.”

House Majority Whip and Congressional Black Caucus member James Clyburn cheered the deal. “History has taught us to never give up when fighting for what is right,” he said in a statement. “What happened to these black farmers was wrong, and we now have the opportunity to make it right.”

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"I consistently believe that when it comes to ... reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds."
- Barack Obama, August 2008

1 posted on 02/21/2010 11:25:09 PM PST by BP2
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To: BP2

Another “leader” we don’t need. There are some here that will get this I hope


2 posted on 02/21/2010 11:28:36 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: BP2

Wait, was this in Zimbabwe?


3 posted on 02/21/2010 11:30:05 PM PST by Defiant (Just say "no" to the socialist agenda.)
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To: BP2; 1000 silverlings; xzins

The coup de grace for any hopes Obama had for a second term.


4 posted on 02/21/2010 11:31:44 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Defiant
Correction:

"Wait, was this in is Zimbabwe?!"

5 posted on 02/21/2010 11:32:14 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Liberal Massachussetts says: "FUBO!")
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To: BP2
According to the reparations mindset, therefore, President Obama’s $1.25 billion for 70,000-plus black farmers is hardly even a beginning.

This is going to get real ugly!

6 posted on 02/21/2010 11:33:24 PM PST by Balata
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To: Defiant
Wait, was this in Zimbabwe?
No, I think in Zimbabwe they take the farms.
7 posted on 02/21/2010 11:34:07 PM PST by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: BP2

Reparations....


8 posted on 02/21/2010 11:43:57 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: BP2

Is this for the 40 acres and a mule that some never got as promised?


9 posted on 02/21/2010 11:44:58 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom
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To: BP2

So, what kind of ?????-nomics is this Kenyan Clown practicing…get-even-with’mism-nomics or just plain Marx-African racist politics and practices; how convenient to have a massive slush-fund on hand.


10 posted on 02/21/2010 11:45:31 PM PST by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: All

here’s a story that helps explain it...

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/Fighting_to_bring_back_South_Texas_family_farm.html


11 posted on 02/21/2010 11:54:49 PM PST by Irenic
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To: ntmxx

“Marx-African racist politics and practices”

You got it EXACTLY right.

I’m sending you some mail.


12 posted on 02/21/2010 11:56:46 PM PST by BIOCHEMKY (I love liberty more than I hate war.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Is this for the 40 acres and a mule that some never got as promised?
- - - - - - -
What are their great grandchildren going to do with the mule?


13 posted on 02/21/2010 11:57:24 PM PST by excopconservative
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To: BP2

That’s racist.


14 posted on 02/22/2010 12:01:01 AM PST by fish hawk
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To: blackbart.223

Zer0 is begging for a revolution. He is out of control.


15 posted on 02/22/2010 12:02:54 AM PST by ChiMark
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To: BP2

More like there it went$$: REPARATIONS.

I’m so glad we’re a post-racial society.


16 posted on 02/22/2010 12:05:54 AM PST by txhurl
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To: All

What I don’t understand is that in the 90’s it was settled for 2.2 billion, Obama adds 1.2 billion for those that missed the dead line.

It was settled as a class action sort of deal, is what I’m understanding.

Why can’t the Hispanics get the same treatment? They’re told they must file as individuals.

Then, I wonder how will we ever afford this if we are fair, since the blacks got their reparations?

Will it ever end?


17 posted on 02/22/2010 12:06:46 AM PST by Irenic
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To: excopconservative
What are their great grandchildren going to do with the mule?

With inflation on the way, could be handy when gas prices hit $9 a gallon.

18 posted on 02/22/2010 12:07:11 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom
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To: BP2

I guess it really is true that blacks can’t make it without handouts. It took a while, but now I’m convinced.


19 posted on 02/22/2010 12:08:49 AM PST by ComputerGuy (Genuine Combat Corpsman)
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To: BP2; maggief; STARWISE; Liz; SE Mom; hoosiermama; JustPiper; ohioWfan; Lakeshark; ...

Congress, as well as a federal judge, will have to approve the deal.

Obama is going for everything!

Outrageous overreach! Just the start of reparations.

20 posted on 02/22/2010 12:11:59 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: BP2

Does that include rich black sportsmen who have invested in farming as a tax write off?


21 posted on 02/22/2010 12:26:14 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: Uncle Miltie

That’s strange, just yesterday this was Argentina.


22 posted on 02/22/2010 12:26:15 AM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: BP2

Ya know I am so sick of that face I would rather have wall paper of Helen.


23 posted on 02/22/2010 12:26:59 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: BP2

‘what’s wrong with spreading the wealth around a little’? /s never ends with this clown


24 posted on 02/22/2010 12:29:19 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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In 1994, Dan Glickman was named secretary of agriculture, replacing Mississippian Mike Espy.

Two years later, a group of black farmers assembled outside the White House gates to protest racism within USDA. The national media covered the assemblage and aired the group’s charges.

Shortly thereafter, following a quick investigation,
Glickman said that the charges were indeed true: the agency he’d looked after for two years was shot through with racism.

No evidence of the found racism was offered. Instead, several things took place. First, Glickman created a Civil Rights Action Team (CRAT). Then, in January 1997, an 11-stop, coast-to-coast jaunt (termed a “listening tour”) was scheduled. According to reports, the tour was well-attended, and the 11-member CRAT did plenty of note-taking.

http://deltafarmpress.com/mag/farming_usdas_settlement_black/index.html?imw=Y


25 posted on 02/22/2010 12:31:23 AM PST by Irenic
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To: BP2

Change we all do not believe in. The runaway train is in full steam ahead and now it’s not monthly, or daily it is hourly - how much more change is going on behind closed doors. Frightening.


26 posted on 02/22/2010 12:31:37 AM PST by Blonde
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Will this start a trend?
All the brothers gonna turn in there doo rags and baggy pants for Cowboy Hats and Wranglers.


27 posted on 02/22/2010 12:33:55 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: Global2010

it’ll start a trend when Matt Drudge publishes the story,won’t it?

i wonder what is up w/that-him not publishing this story.
i haven’t seen it coandrrect me if i’m wrong.


28 posted on 02/22/2010 12:38:08 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: Global2010

it’ll start a trend when Matt Drudge publishes the story,won’t it?

i wonder what is up w/that-him not publishing this story.
i haven’t seen it and correct me if i’m wrong.


29 posted on 02/22/2010 12:38:35 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: BP2
Let us look at this affair from the perspective only of process and procedure to illustrate how the left gets its way against the Constitution, political realities, and the will of the people.

There is no question that the president of the United States simply lacks constitutional authority to hand $1.2 billion to farmers simply because they are black. It is even questionable whether the Constitution, even as it has been distorted to date, can be torqued enough to justify handing federal money to people because of their color. So how is this going to be accomplished?

Liberals favorite game changer is to simply change the rules in mid-play. If they don't like the result they are getting in state legislatures, they try Congress. If they don't like the results they get in Congress, they try the courts. If they still like the results, they try international treaties. If they still do like the results, for example with respect to affirmative action and universities' admissions, they simply together decide not to enforce the law and not to observe the law. The same is obviously true with respect to illegal immigration.

Since the American public would not stand for handing $1.2 billion to farmers just because they happen to be black, the deal is set up by way of the lawsuit which the Attorney General settles and the Democrat majority ratifies and, presto, you have a ratified result of an unconstitutional, grossly unpopular socialist and redistributionist political ploy.

Let the lawsuit be played out and let the government pay a judgment if there is one. Any judge who approves such a settlement is acting in violation of the Constitution and in violation of the separation of power. No court should permit itself to be manipulated by the other branches of government in this fashion. No legislature should permit itself to condone unconstitutional and undemocratic redistribution of wealth under the guise of a judicial action. These are flat out frauds. This is tyranny dressed in black robes.


30 posted on 02/22/2010 12:42:41 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Irenic

Don’t worry about it, it’s only money. His next move will be to demand a bailout from Greece.


31 posted on 02/22/2010 12:43:57 AM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: Global2010

This started with Clinton.

What’s interesting is the story of the Hispanic family.

In the 50’s when their father ran the ranch, there was memories of peanuts, cotton and corn. They had a wedding party at the farm with 2000 in attendance. (lived well)

Now, they are glad their father isn’t alive to see the farm.

Does that mean there was less racism in the 50’s than in the 80’s-90’s?

Also with Glickman, no evidence offered, just said, yes, the offices he ran for 2 years was full of racism. Then formed a panel.

Appears the dems are good at this stuff.


32 posted on 02/22/2010 12:44:12 AM PST by Irenic
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

It was out months ago, ‘bout Oct 2009 or so...


33 posted on 02/22/2010 12:45:23 AM PST by Irenic
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To: nathanbedford

It would be 3.4 billion, Obama just added 1.2 billion to Clinton’s 2.2 billion.


34 posted on 02/22/2010 12:48:05 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Irenic

:o


35 posted on 02/22/2010 12:50:24 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: blackbart.223

that’s 17800 dollars approx for each person...heck of lot of “walking around money”.


36 posted on 02/22/2010 12:51:35 AM PST by mdmathis6
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To: Blonde; BP2

Change we all do not believe in. The runaway train is in full steam ahead and now it’s not monthly, or daily it is hourly - how much more change is going on behind closed doors. Frightening.
~~~
Seems to me the train has run off the cliff with all this

endless spending on BS like this,,,

It’s all about race with him,,,

Some of us have seen this comin’ for over a year now,,,

He has proven himself,,,

2010 will be a turning point for this country,,,

One way or the other...


37 posted on 02/22/2010 12:52:18 AM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

I have not read the Drudge report since the Clinton Era.


38 posted on 02/22/2010 12:55:34 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: Irenic
The Democrats have contrived a fraud in violation of separation of powers involving the judicial, legislative and executive branches. At a time when the country is looking down the abyss at financial Armageddon, this brazen end run around the Constitution and democracy is all the more outrageous. If the numbers are 3.2 billion instead of 1.2 billion, matters not at all to the Democrats who are doing this at a time when they are squandering trillions.

The assaults on the procedures which apply the Constitution in fairness to our citizens is appalling. The Democrats threatened to cram their unwanted health care bill down our throats by violating Senate procedure. Failing to convince the people's elected representatives to tax energy emissions, and further failing to convince them to enter into a treaty, they will do it by regulation. Failing to secure Senate approval for their appointees, they create extraconstitutional "Czars."

The list can go on and on. We are confronted with a rogue government operating ultra vires our Constitution.

We are confronted by a government that is ruling by turning one race against another.


39 posted on 02/22/2010 1:06:14 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: BP2
Oh I see this guy has now gotten on the bandwagon of making loans to people that do not qualify. Only this time around he is simply just giving the money away!

I am supposed to just accept it that giving them the money is better than loaning it too them. In a way he is repeating history but in this case he is pre-defaulting for these people getting free money. Plus they will get to avoid having to declare bankruptcy.

What the hell is going on here. Loans were made that should not have been granted, people defaulted and the housing and banking industries went down the chute. Am i supposed to think that.......My God this guy is an a**hole. I'm so disturbed by this give away and people actually cheer this imbecile on.

40 posted on 02/22/2010 1:17:42 AM PST by Plumberman27
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To: BP2

Ubama... Mugabe...
Different pieces of the same Marxist turd.


41 posted on 02/22/2010 1:24:44 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Global2010

:o


42 posted on 02/22/2010 1:28:01 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; OldDeckHand

I’m putting my waders on and offering a counter-point. This is not, to me, a slam dunk issue. It could in fact backfire on us if we do not have our ducks in a row.


[Just so you know, I’m not a lawyer.]

A civil rights suit is what the Civil Rights Act is all about. I agree, the constitutionality of that act probably should have required an amendment rather than legiislation. But here we are.

Farms are expensive things to run efficiently with the latest equipment. Reporting over the years has laid the groundwork for this settlement. This 1.5 billion is the kind of thing a REAL stimulus bill should

I’m not certain that this is truly “reparations”. As I understand it, this is a result of the Civil Rights Act.

Here:

Article: Black farms endangered despite suit’s settlement ...Philadelphia Tribune, The 01-08-1999 Black farms endangered despite suit’s ... Department of Agriculture has paid black farmers more than $575 million since ...
www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-22425571.html - Cached
Nation’s Farms Decrease; Black Farms Nearly Gone - Google Books ResultJet - Apr 7, 1986 - 64 pages - Magazine
... Black Farms Nearly Gone While the farm crisis has a stranglehold on the ... warned that unless the policies of the US Department of Agriculture were ...
books.google.com/books?id=DLEDAAAAMBAJ... - More book results »
Black farms continue struggle for land, justice, rightsMar 30, 2005 ... Black farms continue struggle for land, justice, rights ... racist discrimination by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). ...
afgen.com/black_farmers11.html - Cached
[PDF] HOMECOMING...SOMETIMES I AM HAUNTED BY RED DIRT AND CLAY BLACK ...File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View
A 1964 study exposed how the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) actively worked ... North Carolina, the number of black farms had fallen to 2498, ...
www.pbs.org/itvs/homecoming/pdfs/homecoming_history.pdf - Similar


Note, a 1964 study and a 1986 book. [But I admit they are just quick googles.]


43 posted on 02/22/2010 1:33:53 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Farah: "If [certifigate]'s been settled show us the birth certificate. Simple.")
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Also, 1.5 billion is the least of our problems. If that was the worst BO did to the budget, that would be nothing. I don’t want to see redistribution, but a court settlement like this will hopefully settle this lawsuit for good. And I can’t think of a better time economically to settle such a suit.


44 posted on 02/22/2010 1:36:53 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Farah: "If [certifigate]'s been settled show us the birth certificate. Simple.")
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To: BP2
Typical Newsmax hyperventilating.

Obama is guilty of much, but the article that explains things in a NORMAL fashion shows that he's not trying to do some across-the-board, class-action reparations thing. It's a case that was settled in the 1990's that was already funded to 2.2 billion, that ran out of cash because of inflation.

Newsmax is DEBKA, American-style.

45 posted on 02/22/2010 1:44:27 AM PST by Lazamataz (ETL = GNCB!)
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To: Lazamataz

This could even be an ambush to make us look like racists. Obama is desperate to fire up his base.


46 posted on 02/22/2010 1:47:21 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Farah: "If [certifigate]'s been settled show us the birth certificate. Simple.")
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Nefore I comment on any article, I read two things: The title and the source. That’s all I read, of course — but it always gives me the whole picture. If the source is DEBKA or Newsmax, I know it’s pure BS. DEBKA and Newsmax cherrypick lines or facts to present an inaccurate picture almost as badly as TIME or Newsweek does.


47 posted on 02/22/2010 1:52:22 AM PST by Lazamataz (ETL = GNCB!)
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To: Lazamataz

Nefore = Before. MUST GET COFFEE


48 posted on 02/22/2010 1:52:48 AM PST by Lazamataz (ETL = GNCB!)
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To: mdmathis6
that’s 17800 dollars approx for each person...heck of lot of “walking around money”.

That's a heck of a lot of Thunderbird (and Koooool-aid!)

49 posted on 02/22/2010 2:02:31 AM PST by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Irenic

IIRC, Mike Espy was black.


50 posted on 02/22/2010 2:10:26 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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