Skip to comments.Breitbart lays the trap for Sherrod's fraud?
Posted on 08/10/2010 8:48:58 AM PDT by Windflier
Did you know that Shirley Sherrods, the newly minted "unbigot", family sued the Feds and got $13 million--for being "black farmers? "Well, folks, youll just have to ask the woman who not only spearheaded this case because of her position in 1997 at the Rural Development Leadership Network but whose family received the highest single payout (approximately $13 million) from that action Shirley Sherrod. Oops again"
Did you know the person responsible for the payment of over $1.3 billion to 86,000 black farmers was.....Senator Barack Obama?
"Yes, folks. It appears that Ms. Sherrod had just unwittingly exposed herself as the perpetrator of one of the biggest fraud claims in the United States a fraud enabled solely because she screamed racism at the government and cowed them into submission. And it gets even more interesting. Ms. Sherrod has also exposed the person who aided and abetted her in this race fraud. As it turns out, the original judgment of Pigford v. Glickman in 1999 only applied to a total of 16,000 black farmers. But in 2008, a junior Senator got a law passed to reopen the case and allow more black farmers to sue for funds.
The Senator was Barack Obama."
Oh, did you know that while this applied to 86,000 black farmers, there are only 39,000 black farmers?
"In 1997, 400 African-American farmers sued the United States Department of Agriculture, alleging that they had been unfairly denied USDA loans due to racial discrimination during the period 1983 to 1997. The case was entitled Pigford v. Glickman and in 1999, the black farmers won their case. The government agreed to pay each of them as much as $50,000 to settle their claims. But then on February 23 of this year, something shocking happened in relation to that original judgment. In total silence, the USDA agreed to release more funds to Pigford. The amount was a staggering $1.25 billion.
This was because the original number of plaintiffs 400 black farmers had now swollen in a class action suit to include a total of 86,000 black farmers throughout America.
There was only one teensy problem. The United States of America doesnt have 86,000 black farmers. According to accurate and totally verified census data, the total number of black farmers throughout America is only 39,697. Oops."
Can you spell MORE corruption from the Obama Administration and Democrats--even more than Rangel, Murtha, Jefferson and Waters combined!
You may have to click on the "August 2010" link on the upper right hand side of the website to access this article. It's a fast moving website, so stories move off the front page fairly quickly.
You should find the Counterpunch article by someone that worked for Sherrod - that is also eye-opening.
Is this the Democrat’s August surprise?
Well, well, well. This might explain the hasty firing by the 0 administration upon the public airing of Shirley’s name.
Could this be why you and I and our customers have no more money to spend?
In the wedding business I have seen spending in the photography areas go down 80 to 90% in the last two to three years.
This appears to be fairly major news if I understand it correctly. It’s hard to say if I understand it correctly though, since it’s incredibly poorly-written.
If there's anything this White House can't do right is vet these malcontents for possible shady pasts.
Has the payment been halted?
ho lee crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Obama was afraid all this REPARATION FRAUD was going to come out. He knew who she really was...and tried to dump her quietly...but she’s a little lame...and wouldn’t go quietly.
I cannot imagine that many of those farmers even knew about this scam being perpetrated in their names. I have to believe there is more pride in self-reliance.
Most farmers depend on God, their land, the weather and family members to harvest the fruits of their labor -NOT THE GOVERNMENT and certainly not at the expense of others.
If I were a member of Congress I would not attach my name to, or sign onto any bill that defined any portion of the beneficiaries as “black”. Can’t we get past this BS and focus on helping “poor farmers” or farmers of these economic standards, or who have been hurt by specific natural disasters.
If a black farmer and a white farmer both have their fields flooded, do we give one of them aid, and the other not? Simply based on their skin color?
If this were a game, at this point I would mutter, “WTF”, get up and walk away.
This is crazy.
The problem is who will pursue an official inquiry, the justice dept?
And they may still not know it, and there might be made up entities collecting money illegally from this payout. How else do you explain double the number of actual AA farmers being included in the settlement? This has to be investigated.
Not surprised - we knew about the windfall of $13 Million, but not about the direct OBAMA connection.
0bama "got a law passed to reopen the case and allow more black farmers to sue for funds... In 1997, 400 African-American farmers sued the United States Department of Agriculture, alleging that they had been unfairly denied USDA loans due to racial discrimination...The government agreed to pay each of them as much as $50,000 to settle their claims. But then on February 23 of this year...the USDA agreed to release...a staggering $1.25 billion."
"the person responsible for the payment of over $1.3 billion to 86,000 black farmers was.....Senator Barack Obama."
0bama = Looter Guy. He gets in, finds the bottomless till and starts distributing to his mob.
Not crazy. Diabolical.
Read these for more info.....
They may touch on the tabloid stuff, and then only to those surrounding the president and only so far as to maintain their credibility (or so they believe).
Obama wasn’t the only senator that helped ‘em out. Grassley had his hands in it too.
Isn’t this the so called “settlement” that the Senate recently refused to fund?...and rightfully so. Rediculous!!
Like Santa Clause...someone needs to start making a list...checking it twice...Must be public records
Lets see who got what... by name, residence and SS#
Unfortunately, a sizable portion of the African American community is being used by the socialists/Marxists; to confiscate wealth and cause racial finger pointing. The $1.3 billion is probably in some Chicago bank or campaign coffer.
We must not fall into the trap of ‘us and them’. We are all Americans - united we stand, divided we fall.
The elite want that to happen - we cannot let it.
I remember reading about Obama bringing this bill back up when he was a senator just a week ago when this Sherrod stuff came out. He also put the payout on the front burner in the budget once he became Prez.
Sure, the average American can get past race. Nearly all of us passed that point sometime back in the 60s and 70s. But, if you're a black supremacist, like Obama, reparations and "economic justice" are forever.
I hope this blows up in his face.
During the campaign I recall seeing a compilation of legislation that 0bama worked on and voted for while he was a Senator. It was overwhelmingly related solely to blacks. I can understand a black Senator promoting legislation for blacks but it was as if he had almost no other interest. We all know abortion was one of his other interests.
You got me, but I highly doubt it.
Nail, meet hammer.
George, we're obviously promoting to the wrong public. We need to find the Black Farmer's Association and promote to them. They've got money to spend.
This sounds like something Jesse Jackson and JJJ would be part of.
I'm sure you're right. Anyone who is competent enough, and ambitious enough to operate their own farm, isn't looking for reparations from anyone.
Truth is, there aren't 86,000 black farmers in the country (per the article), although Obama managed to get thousands of blacks recognized as such for the purposes of this lawsuit.
That's the HUGE back-story here.
(insert audio of chirping crickets)
Just reading on google. $1.25 billion payment to black farmers HALTED
Of course, it’s all blamed on partisan politics.
Something wrong here. VERY wrong.
Per this report, this is a much bigger story than we'd been led to believe.
First of all, it was never clear to me that the Sherrods pocketed the $13 million themselves. I had thought that the whole settlement was $13 million, and that it was divided among a small group of black farmers.
If this report is accurate, what happened was much worse than that.
I understand what you’re stating and you’re right.
The heck with Hillary. Sarah Palin will go after him if she’s gets ahold of the facts, but I am thinking this is a serious criminal matter.
There was probably census data used for a ball-park count of rural residents, with an arbitrary figure per acreage.
In some counties, acreage is often zoned as *farm land* for lower property tax purposes. The Federal bureaucrats are not above calling six tomato plants, a row of corn and 6 egg laying Rhode Island whites as a farm;) LOL!!
I might qualify even.
See post 39.
The chicanery and embedded corruption in these crooks.
Now we know why Sherrod was thrown under the bus so
quickly .. and then, she threw HIM under the bus. It’s
like a circus freak show.
As a senator, Barack Obama led the charge last year to pass a bill allowing black farmers to seek new discrimination claims against the Agriculture Department. Now he is president, and his administration so far is acting like it wants the potentially budget-busting lawsuits to go away.
The change isn’t sitting well with black farmers who thought they’d get a friendlier reception from Obama after years of resistance from President George W. Bush.
“You can’t blame it on the Bush administration anymore,” said John Boyd, *snip*
“I can’t figure out for the life of me why the president wouldn’t want to implement a bill that he fought for as a U.S. senator.”
And the dog ate my homework excuse:
“....activists like Boyd have worked for years to reopen the case because thousands of farmers missed the deadlines for participating”
Of course, it was a Kennedy pursuit as well ..
“The Pigford case is a complicated story, but represents how enduring discrimination is, and how long the fight has been—even in this decade—and how tireless Senator Kennedy was.
Boyd was among the farmers who actually did receive compensation from the 1999 Pigford settlement but when he realized how many other black farmers had been locked out—and were going bankrupt and losing their lands, and being denied the kind of support the USDA routinely gives white farmers—he swung into action, and has become a regular presence on the Hill, with literally thousands of meetings with Senators and members of Congress—always with the help of Senator Kennedy.
And Boyd didn’t stop at the Hill; he’s well connected in Southern black communities, and he joined the Obama campaign very early, under promises that then-candidate Obama would work rapidly to re-open Pigford if elected
—if Boyd would help get out the Southern black vote, which was considered a critical segment of the voting population—but not a slam dunk for Senator Obama.
((nice quid pro quo))
Boyd left his Virginia farm and spent weeks riding around the Deep South, in a van, campaigning with Michelle Obama—just a short while after Sen. Kennedy introduced the 2007 legislation, which, sadly, never became law.”
Appears the solicitations for black farmer claims is still active:
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Black Farmer Claims
If you or a family member is an African-American farmer who tried to participate in the Black Farmer Settlement, but had the claim denied due to its being late please contact our offices immediately. Proposed new legislation may give the opportunity to have late Pigford or late Black Farmer Settlement claims heard.
If you are a black farmer who:
Farmed, or attempted to farm, between January 1, 1981 and December 31, 1996;
Applied to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) during that time period for participation in a federal farm credit or benefit program and believe that you were discriminated against on the basis of race in USDAs response to that application;
Filed a discrimination complaint on or before July 1, 1997, regarding USDAs treatment of such farm credit or benefit application; and
Previously submitted a late-filing request under the Pigford settlement.
Then, you may benefit from legislation pending in Washington, D.C. Please use the contact form below to see how we may be able to help you.
Jeeze .. ‘attempted to farm????’
How do you attempt to farm and incur a claim???
I truly have a hard time believing there were that many
black farmers ...86,000 ...that were left out of the loop.
I don’t understand this Pigford index/summary site .. maybe someone can decipher.
These figures are a far piece from 86,000:
National Statistics Regarding Pigford v. Vilsack Track A Implementation as of July 22, 2010
Prepared by the Office of the Monitor
using figures provided by the Facilitator.
Eligible Class Members 22,721 100%
Track A 22,551 99%
Track B 170 1% “
Contining with the Boyd chapter above:
“After President Obama entered office, Boyd was asked by senior White House Advisers to wait for two years for the Administration to take up Pigford again, because it was deemed a low priority in light of all the other critical issues President Obama had inherited.
Boyd was appalled, as he told Ob Fo in this interview, because many of the black farmers locked out of Pigford are now in their seventies and eighties—and they would die before they saw the issue settled.
Many had already lost their farms, or were in bankruptcy—or their children (or grandchildren!) were suffering the same fate.
Boyd held an emotional rally in front of USDA headquarters on the National Mall on President Obama’s 100th day in office (above), and within a few days, after meetings with Senior White House officials, including Valerie Jarrett, the Obama Administration announced that it would work rapidly to try to resolve the issue financially, as well as correct the decades of USDA discriminatory practices. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the same pledge, and has since amped up USDA’s civil rights office, so USDA will at last stop being known as “the last plantation.”
Nonetheless, consider that a majority of legislators in both houses voted to expand the original settlement to a totally unsupportable 86,000 recipients and spend over a BILLION dollars -- of our money.
Obama may have sponsored the bill, but he had to have about 300 accomplices to actually make it happen.
And, probably, a lot of them were Republicans...
I suspect the $13M went to the Sherrods. The first class action suit cost USDA about $2B and was settled in 1999. Since then they have found many more “farmers” impacted and that is why Obama needed the extra $1.25B. I am sure if this is allowed to stand, there will be many more “farmers” found in the wood pile.