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Senate Approves $4.6B for Black Farmers, Indians
Yahoo News ^ | 11/19/2010 | Yahoo News

Posted on 11/19/2010 4:36:28 PM PST by Dallas59

WASHINGTON – The Senate has approved almost $4.6 billion to settle long-standing claims brought by American Indians and black farmers against the government.

The money has been held up for months in the Senate as Democrats and Republicans squabbled over how to pay for it. The two class action lawsuits were filed over a decade ago.

The settlements include almost $1.2 billion for black farmers who say they suffered discrimination at the hands of the Agriculture Department. Also, $3.4 billion would go to Indian landowners who claim they were swindled out of royalties by the Interior Department. The legislation was approved in the Senate by voice vote Friday and sent to the House.

Elouise Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet Tribe from Browning, Mont. and the lead plaintiff in the Indian case, said Friday that it took her breath away when she found out the Senate had passed the bill. She was feeling despondent after the chamber had tried and failed to pass the legislation many times and two people who would have been beneficiaries had died on her reservation this week.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: blacks; indians; reparations
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Where's my take???
1 posted on 11/19/2010 4:36:33 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
You must be one of those angry white males.

remind me, who are the slaves?

2 posted on 11/19/2010 4:39:54 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Dallas59

As a member of the smallest minority in the world (natural redheads) I certainly want my take! We even own some actual land we could farm....


3 posted on 11/19/2010 4:40:39 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Dallas59

Why aren’t sovereign immunity laws in place to protect taxpayers from this kind of crap.


4 posted on 11/19/2010 4:42:46 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Dallas59; onyx; STARWISE; hoosiermama; penelopesire; SE Mom; Liz

The bill passed Friday would be partially paid for by diverting dollars from a surplus in nutrition programs for women and children and by extending customs user fees.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said with the passage of the Cobell settlement: “This is a day that will be etched in our memories and our history books.”

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Pigford reparations ping!


5 posted on 11/19/2010 4:43:34 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; STARWISE; penelopesire; Dallas59

What? This passed today?


6 posted on 11/19/2010 4:43:37 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Dallas59

Yet these same turds want to CUT money for the military.


7 posted on 11/19/2010 4:44:23 PM PST by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Dallas59

I’m a little ignorant on this subject, how many black and or farmers could there have been? And why were ALL of them discriminated against? I don’t understand ....


8 posted on 11/19/2010 4:45:00 PM PST by marstegreg
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To: onyx

:03

GMTA!


9 posted on 11/19/2010 4:45:00 PM PST by maggief
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To: Dallas59
For the black farmers, it is the second round of funding from a class-action lawsuit originally settled in 1999 over allegations of widespread discrimination by local Agriculture Department offices in awarding loans and other aid. It is known as the Pigford case

Scheduled 15 rounder

10 posted on 11/19/2010 4:45:06 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: Dallas59

Sounds an awful lot like the Pigford scandal that Andrew Breitbart has been discussing lately.


11 posted on 11/19/2010 4:45:25 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Dallas59

So what republicans voted for this. Do we have a Bill# ?


12 posted on 11/19/2010 4:46:34 PM PST by dforest
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This was supposed to have gone thru intensive review before the awards. Mainly because there were bogus farmers and faked documents. But hurry, hurry, get it through before Darrel Issa can get his hands on it.


13 posted on 11/19/2010 4:47:52 PM PST by NOBO2
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To: Dallas59

Where’s my take???

For pete’s sake can’t you at least wait until they pass the Food Control Bill?


14 posted on 11/19/2010 4:47:58 PM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: basil

I like your minority club...I too am in that minority. Another $4.6 B for us please!


15 posted on 11/19/2010 4:48:27 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: basil
As a member of the smallest minority in the world (natural redheads) I certainly want my take! We even own some actual land we could farm....

how about us farm kids who had to milk cows.. Now we like to pull the hair out of our noses in our old age because as kids we had to milk cows before going to school and the smell of lactation on our hands precluded normal kids activities of "nose picking". Then of course we had to help milking when we got home....well figure out the rest of the story of child neglect....

16 posted on 11/19/2010 4:48:56 PM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: onyx; maggief

This just proves that the pubs in the senate and congress are still monumental moral cowards!

Everyone who has studied this Pigsford case knows that it is a damn scam and riddled with fraud and corruption!

Pathetic!!


17 posted on 11/19/2010 4:49:18 PM PST by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: Dallas59

This is damn ridiculous. They have already paid this before. Every black person that was discriminated against could be paid a million and it would not cost us near this much. This is a rip off.


18 posted on 11/19/2010 4:49:27 PM PST by RocketRoland
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To: WestwardHo

AND I want a big screen TV and rims!


19 posted on 11/19/2010 4:53:24 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: unixfox
Please post the amount to the "black farmers", and the Indians will each get, and then post the amount going to the Trial Lawyers.

Is there any requirement to PROVE you were a black farmer, or do they just show up?


20 posted on 11/19/2010 4:54:35 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: traditional1
What if I'm half black and half white but my skin color is white?

Just sayin!

21 posted on 11/19/2010 4:57:52 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Dallas59

I score if I’m really well tanned. SHOW ME THE MONEY!


22 posted on 11/19/2010 4:59:33 PM PST by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
to settle long-standing claims brought by American Indians and black farmers against the government
Thanks Dallas59.


23 posted on 11/19/2010 5:01:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Dallas59

Well I can see settling up the treaties with the Indians, but shouldn’t the black farmers be getting an acre of land and a mule?


24 posted on 11/19/2010 5:06:33 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: Dallas59
For Pete's Sake!
Does anybody in this country deal with hard times, move on, and work anymore?!
25 posted on 11/19/2010 5:13:39 PM PST by ladyvet (I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Dallas59
Your take?

Just think of the 30% Lawyer's cut.

26 posted on 11/19/2010 5:15:13 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Dallas59

>> Democrats and Republicans squabbled over how to pay for it.

My guess they agreed to use tax dollars.


27 posted on 11/19/2010 5:20:01 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: onyx

Please tell me why ANY Republican is voting ‘yes’ on ANY bill while Senator Kirk remains unseated? Of the three Senators who were to be seated immediately following the election (Manchin, Coons, and Kirk), both Democrats have been sworn in and are now voting while the one Republican watches from the sidelines while a Democrat casts votes on his behalf. Why in the hell are Republicans letting them get away with this? They’ve got 41 votes right now. Shut it down until Kirk is seated and Burris is removed.


28 posted on 11/19/2010 5:20:32 PM PST by Hoodat ( Don't touch my junk, Bro !)
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To: Gene Eric
My guess they agreed to use tax dollars.

Yeah. Of your great-grandchildren.

29 posted on 11/19/2010 5:23:40 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Free the First!)
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To: basil

I thought it was left-handed redheads...


30 posted on 11/19/2010 5:24:59 PM PST by stylin19a (Never buy a putter until you first get a chance to throw it)
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To: marstegreg
how many black and or farmers could there have been?

They don't have to be farmers to collect.

This is actually a back-door reparations scam.
Most blacks collecting from this second round of payments are city and town dwellers whose closest encounter with a farm was a bucket of KFC chicken.

All they have to do to collect is say they would have liked to be farmers but never pursued it because they knew they would be discriminated against on the basis of their skin color.


31 posted on 11/19/2010 5:31:26 PM PST by Iron Munro (Save The USA. Stamp out Affirmative Action: Get the Obamas out of the White House.)
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To: unixfox
"What if I'm half black and half white but my skin color is white?"

Is your REAL last name Soetoro?

32 posted on 11/19/2010 5:37:47 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Iron Munro
"All they have to do to collect is say they would have liked to be farmers"

Yeah; sorta like "Judge, I was gonna buy a Lottery ticket, but....."

Any YOU WIN!

33 posted on 11/19/2010 5:40:29 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: stylin19a

I’m ambi—I’ve got it covered both ways—LOL!


34 posted on 11/19/2010 5:44:50 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: gusopol3

this reminds me of what that negro congress woman was doing with federal funds for education....steering them to her relatives and friends..... !! discrimination by any other color....

I know why the Indians got together in this with the Negroes... to get money from the feds! The Indians have been shafted enough by Americans, both negroes and whites.... they finally figured how how politics is played...


35 posted on 11/19/2010 5:47:12 PM PST by bareford101 (For me, there is no difference in a tolerant, open mind and a cess pool. Both are open to filth.)
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To: marstegreg
"I’m a little ignorant on this subject, how many black and or farmers could there have been?"

There are numbers that prove they are claiming way more black farmers than the department of agriculture has EVER had on record as existing. Make no mistake ... this is all about reparations that could not pass any other way.

36 posted on 11/19/2010 5:48:03 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Dallas59

Why settle? Let them go to court, and then try and collect.


37 posted on 11/19/2010 5:48:40 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandwithArizona)
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To: montag813

Because it is a payoff...they are buying votes!


38 posted on 11/19/2010 6:00:15 PM PST by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: Dallas59

I am an Indian Black farmer, I get double!!


39 posted on 11/19/2010 6:00:48 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the Leftist protected species hierarchy, Islamics trump Homosexuals trump Women trump Blacks)
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I say lets pass reparations. Give every poor minority a million dollars. It ends the discussion forever, and is a drop in the bucket compared to the deficit anyway.

Within 6 months, every dollar given in reparations will be spent in the economy. The recipients will be poor again, but at least it will give a temporary boost to the economy.

As Neal Boortz sais, the rich are rich because they do things that make them rich, and vice versa.


40 posted on 11/19/2010 6:31:57 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Dallas59

Where’s mine??? My Great Grandmother escaped the Trail of Tears. I want payment FOR LIFE......including my spawn. /s


41 posted on 11/19/2010 6:39:09 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: Dallas59

Why don’t you ask for air-pressure activated, low rider shocks while your at it? And fluffy dice? You can’t eat fluffy dice when the government finally runs out of money!


42 posted on 11/19/2010 6:50:33 PM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: Dallas59
Senate Approves $4.6B for Black Farmers, Indians

That's racist!

43 posted on 11/19/2010 7:18:18 PM PST by LUV W (Atlas has shrugged)
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To: Dallas59

Thank god it’s not racist. :)


44 posted on 11/19/2010 7:42:50 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Dallas59
More wealth redistribution and reparations. Just imagine six more years of this asshat.
45 posted on 11/19/2010 7:44:42 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Tzimisce

“Hispanic and women farmers also have cases pending against the department”


46 posted on 11/19/2010 8:47:41 PM PST by Selene
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To: Dallas59

47 posted on 11/19/2010 9:09:31 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Dallas59

For the life of me, with food stamps and welfare, unearned EEO jobs etc. they have already been paid, except for the Native Americans LOL


48 posted on 11/20/2010 12:07:04 AM PST by Tuketu (Democrats shall be known as the National Democrat Party - NDP CASE CLOSED)
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To: Dallas59

I’ve never seen a black farmer before. I also live in a rural area surrounded by family farms. Plenty of blacks live around here.


49 posted on 11/20/2010 5:51:27 AM PST by WilliamHouston
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To: marstegreg
I’m a little ignorant on this subject, how many black and or farmers could there have been? And why were ALL of them discriminated against? I don’t understand ....

The only thing to understand about this is that this is a payoff to more minorities to get their votes. The money will be distributed in ways to maximize negro and Indian voting for dems. There really is NOTHING else to understand about it.

50 posted on 11/20/2010 6:05:54 AM PST by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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