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Breitbart lays the trap for Sherrod's fraud?
CA Political News ^ | August 09, 2010 | Stephen Frank

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, you’ll 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 doesn’t 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!


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: corruption; obamacrimes; reparations; scam; sherrod
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Is anyone here surprised at this revelation? I can't say that I am, but it's certainly a bombshell.

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.

1 posted on 08/10/2010 8:48:59 AM PDT by Windflier
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To: Windflier

You should find the Counterpunch article by someone that worked for Sherrod - that is also eye-opening.


2 posted on 08/10/2010 8:51:25 AM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: Windflier

Is this the Democrat’s August surprise?


3 posted on 08/10/2010 8:51:46 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Windflier

Well, well, well. This might explain the hasty firing by the 0 administration upon the public airing of Shirley’s name.


4 posted on 08/10/2010 8:52:18 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (Obama is a man-caused disaster..........)
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To: Windflier

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.


5 posted on 08/10/2010 8:52:32 AM PDT by George from New England (Escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Windflier

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.


6 posted on 08/10/2010 8:53:14 AM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Well, well, well. This might explain the hasty firing by the 0 administration upon the public airing of Shirley’s name.

If there's anything this White House can't do right is vet these malcontents for possible shady pasts.

7 posted on 08/10/2010 8:54:34 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: Windflier

Reparations.

Has the payment been halted?


8 posted on 08/10/2010 8:55:02 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Windflier

ho lee crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 08/10/2010 8:56:26 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: xjcsa

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.


10 posted on 08/10/2010 8:56:49 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Windflier

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.


11 posted on 08/10/2010 8:57:24 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: Windflier
No surprises at all. Unfortunately, a sizable portion of the African American community is involved in scamming the government and businesses out of money that they believe they are entitled to take. And not just money, but products from retail stores (theft), cellphone service, etc. It is at the point where it is getting out of hand, but what do you do about it? All of these actions seem like part of the Cloward-Piven strategy to overwhelm the economic system. Judging from the past couple of years, that strategy is working like a charm.
12 posted on 08/10/2010 8:59:06 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (Never trust a liberal.)
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To: Windflier

post race


13 posted on 08/10/2010 8:59:44 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: Windflier

SAVE


14 posted on 08/10/2010 8:59:44 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer
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To: Windflier

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.


15 posted on 08/10/2010 9:00:13 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I lived in VT for four years. That was enough.)
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To: Windflier

bflr


16 posted on 08/10/2010 9:01:30 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Windflier

The problem is who will pursue an official inquiry, the justice dept?


17 posted on 08/10/2010 9:02:13 AM PDT by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: sodpoodle
I cannot imagine that many of those farmers even knew about this scam being perpetrated in their names.

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.

18 posted on 08/10/2010 9:02:26 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (Never trust a liberal.)
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To: Windflier; maggief; hoosiermama; STARWISE; penelopesire; Brugmansian

Not surprised - we knew about the windfall of $13 Million, but not about the direct OBAMA connection.


19 posted on 08/10/2010 9:02:33 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Windflier
Sounds like looting to me.

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.

20 posted on 08/10/2010 9:02:45 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: Vermont Lt

Not crazy. Diabolical.


21 posted on 08/10/2010 9:06:23 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Windflier

Read these for more info.....

http://www.vdare.com/misc/061106_march.htm

http://www.vdare.com/misc/080909_march.htm


22 posted on 08/10/2010 9:08:17 AM PDT by abigailsmybaby ( I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. Yogi Berra)
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To: Windflier
The media would as soon swallow their own scat as pursue news concerning criminal wrongdoing by the Kenyan Kommie.

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).

23 posted on 08/10/2010 9:08:36 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Windflier

Obama wasn’t the only senator that helped ‘em out. Grassley had his hands in it too.


24 posted on 08/10/2010 9:09:27 AM PDT by abigailsmybaby ( I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. Yogi Berra)
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To: Windflier

Isn’t this the so called “settlement” that the Senate recently refused to fund?...and rightfully so. Rediculous!!


25 posted on 08/10/2010 9:12:04 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Major Matt Mason

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#


26 posted on 08/10/2010 9:12:48 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Major Matt Mason

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.


27 posted on 08/10/2010 9:14:36 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: onyx

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.


28 posted on 08/10/2010 9:22:38 AM PDT by penelopesire (FOX NEWS TRIBAL PRINCESS)
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To: Vermont Lt
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

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.

29 posted on 08/10/2010 9:29:17 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: penelopesire

I hope this blows up in his face.


30 posted on 08/10/2010 9:32:00 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Windflier

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.


31 posted on 08/10/2010 9:35:57 AM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Carley
Reparations. Has the payment been halted?

You got me, but I highly doubt it.

32 posted on 08/10/2010 9:37:21 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Well, well, well. This might explain the hasty firing by the 0 administration upon the public airing of Shirley’s name.

Nail, meet hammer.

33 posted on 08/10/2010 9:38:59 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: George from New England
Could this be why you and I and our customers have no more money to spend?

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.

34 posted on 08/10/2010 9:41:16 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

This sounds like something Jesse Jackson and JJJ would be part of.


35 posted on 08/10/2010 9:43:10 AM PDT by Balata ( Before: Reagan- Bob Hope, Johnnie Cash : Now; Obama- No Hope, and No Cash)
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To: sodpoodle
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.

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.

36 posted on 08/10/2010 9:46:28 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Major Matt Mason
The uneducated have a tendency to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs and eat their seed corn. When all the resources have been exhausted, they wonder why everything is falling apart. Famine and cannibalism follow. See Zimbabwe and North Korea for current examples in progress.
37 posted on 08/10/2010 9:47:47 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: muddler
The problem is who will pursue an official inquiry, the justice dept?

(insert audio of chirping crickets)

38 posted on 08/10/2010 9:49:01 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

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.


39 posted on 08/10/2010 9:51:42 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: onyx
...we knew about the windfall of $13 Million, but not about the direct OBAMA connection.

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.

40 posted on 08/10/2010 9:52:42 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: onyx
I hope this blows up in his face.

The Republican party won't use it, but Hillary will.
41 posted on 08/10/2010 9:52:52 AM PDT by crosshairs (Celebrate diversity. Own a variety of firearms.)
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To: Windflier

I understand what you’re stating and you’re right.


42 posted on 08/10/2010 9:55:30 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: crosshairs; Windflier

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.


43 posted on 08/10/2010 9:58:29 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Windflier

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.


44 posted on 08/10/2010 10:01:11 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: Carley
Has the payment been halted?

See post 39.

45 posted on 08/10/2010 10:02:15 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: onyx; maggief; penelopesire; Liz; Windflier; Brugmansian; All

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.

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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”

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_17641.cfm

__________________________

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.”

http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2009/08/senator-edward-m-kennedy-was-leader-in.html

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Appears the solicitations for black farmer claims is still active:

~ ~ ~

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 USDA’s response to that application;

Filed a discrimination complaint on or before July 1, 1997, regarding USDA’s 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.

http://www.blackfarmerclaims.com/black-farmers-settlement/

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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.

Class National
%

Eligible Class Members 22,721 100%
Track A 22,551 99%
Track B 170 1% “

http://www.pigfordmonitor.org/stats/


46 posted on 08/10/2010 10:04:38 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: onyx; maggief; penelopesire; Liz; Windflier; Brugmansian; All

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.”

http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2009/08/senator-edward-m-kennedy-was-leader-in.html


47 posted on 08/10/2010 10:07:30 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Vermont Lt
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”.

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...

49 posted on 08/10/2010 10:09:09 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Windflier

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.


50 posted on 08/10/2010 10:10:32 AM PDT by Western Phil
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