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Bachmann attacks $1.2B payout for black farmers
Star Tribune ^ | 12/2/10 | Kevin Diaz

Posted on 12/02/2010 12:23:50 PM PST by pissant

WASHINGTON - Congress gave the final go-ahead Tuesday to a landmark $1.2 billion settlement compensating black farmers for decades of discrimination, even as Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann and other conservatives charged that the deal is riddled with fraudulent claims.

The long-delayed package, negotiated by the Obama administration, could award some $50,000 each to thousands of African-Americans who claimed they were unjustly denied loans and assistance from the federal Agriculture Department in the 1980s and '90s. Right up until the final 256-152 vote in the House, Bachmann -- along with Iowa Republican Steve King and others -- called for an investigation of the settlement, known as Pigford II.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bachmann; farmers; king; payoff; payout; reparations
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1 posted on 12/02/2010 12:23:56 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

So now we’re paying because they were denied govt assistance???

Am I reading this correctly?


2 posted on 12/02/2010 12:25:03 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: pissant
Yep, she's got girl-nads aplenty!

We are so proud of her in the only conservative enclave in Minnesota.

3 posted on 12/02/2010 12:27:49 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Fear God and Government - especially when one tries to become the other!)
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To: pissant

And if they had been loaned the money they claim they were denied, they would now be claiming discriminatory usury. “It’s rigged”


4 posted on 12/02/2010 12:28:53 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: pissant

I’ll bet no more than 10% of Pigford claims are genuine. It’s just a big reparations scam that no one has the guts to speak out against. I notice 152 voted against it but did so quietly. They fear the race baiters.

There are Pigford type scams being cooked for Hispanic, Indian and female farmers. More billions on the line


5 posted on 12/02/2010 12:30:08 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: pissant

4-19’ed in America and she is the only one seeing it....

And Still if it were paid out, the reparations people would still not be happy. Kinda like negotiation with the palestiaians/ muslims...never ending... but then again, if you listen to farrakhan, black America is muslim.... but then again, so is the president.

She is fighting a losing battle.


6 posted on 12/02/2010 12:33:06 PM PST by himno hero
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To: pissant

It seems like 20 Republicans voted for this. Michelle should have spoken to those 20 before the vote.


7 posted on 12/02/2010 12:33:25 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: pissant

I for one would love her to be President or at least vice President.


8 posted on 12/02/2010 12:34:07 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: pissant

It is nothing but a kickback to Obama’s supporters.


9 posted on 12/02/2010 12:35:25 PM PST by WilliamHouston
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To: pissant

Racism is bad unless it favors blacks. It is the same old story where everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others.


10 posted on 12/02/2010 12:37:23 PM PST by Nosterrex
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To: pissant

I love Bachmann. She is one gutsy gal!

Has anyone investigated the Sherrods yet?


11 posted on 12/02/2010 12:44:33 PM PST by Palladin (Stand and fight.)
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To: pissant

Proud of my congressman Steve King as well.

He made a great speech the other day saying there will be no reparations for slavery (what this whole pigford thing is really about)

He said, “What about reparations for the blood that was spilled to end slavery? No one is asking for that!”


12 posted on 12/02/2010 12:46:29 PM PST by t-dude (Sarah causes banal and vituperous evil snarks to shriek in horror!)
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To: Nosterrex

Take a trip to Africa.

They have a age old black tradition there for the occasion of genocide. AND its all black on black. Still occurs in the 21st century.


13 posted on 12/02/2010 12:46:37 PM PST by himno hero
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To: Palladin

Csnnoy Darrell Issa launch an investigation into this when the Pubs take over the house?


14 posted on 12/02/2010 12:48:09 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

Hope this will happen.


15 posted on 12/02/2010 12:52:30 PM PST by Palladin (Stand and fight.)
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To: pissant

My understanding is that there are 18,000 registered “black” farmers in the USA.

However 88,000 are part of this lawsuit. Even children under five years old are going to get money.

This is government corruption at its worse but, memory reminds us, we did this already under Clinton. We have to do the same suit twice?


16 posted on 12/02/2010 12:54:13 PM PST by edcoil ("Help the helpless, don't give a shit about the clueless.")
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To: napscoordinator
I for one would love her to be President or at least vice President.

Count me in also.

17 posted on 12/02/2010 12:56:03 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: pissant

I know a few people who were denied jobs because of their race. When will they pass the bill to pay reparations?


18 posted on 12/02/2010 12:57:01 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: pissant
I've been denied hundreds of thousands of dollars in my own income by the IRS for 30+ years.

When do I get my payout?


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19 posted on 12/02/2010 12:59:20 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: WilliamHouston

They finally got that “Obama money”.


20 posted on 12/02/2010 1:06:57 PM PST by Americanexpat
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To: pissant

OBAMA’S REPARATIONS!!! Recall Sharpton telling blacks that Obama is quietly doing things for them. Redistribution of wealth, bailing out the unions SEIU, etc.


21 posted on 12/02/2010 1:24:47 PM PST by kenmcg
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To: WilliamHouston

Reparations


22 posted on 12/02/2010 1:33:54 PM PST by onedoug
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To: pissant

The government has no right to collect statistics by race or to ask anyone his/her race.


23 posted on 12/02/2010 1:35:15 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: pissant

Alleged discrimination in a gov’t program, a form of welfare for farmers, ends up costing 1.5B in new spending. Oh yay.


24 posted on 12/02/2010 2:13:42 PM PST by TeachableMoment
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To: kenmcg

“OBAMA’S REPARATIONS!!! Recall Sharpton telling blacks that Obama is quietly doing things for them. Redistribution of wealth, bailing out the unions SEIU, etc.”

Exactly. Even Obama, himself, said during the last campaign season that he had done a lot of things that most people didn’t even know about. I’d shutter to find out the extent of it.


25 posted on 12/02/2010 3:11:29 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: Avid Coug

“shutter” should be “shudder”.


26 posted on 12/02/2010 3:12:31 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: himno hero

Wherever Black Africans have had control of the territory or the nation there is a history of slavery, rape, mutilation, torture, and murder. It still goes on as I write this post. It is only in America that Blacks are viewed as victims. There are always going to be exceptions to the rule. Some Blacks have adopted the Western culture and prospered. The majority of Blacks in America live like the nomads in Sudan.


27 posted on 12/02/2010 4:41:13 PM PST by Nosterrex
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To: Nosterrex

You are a racist dog! Unfortunately that is a huge misstatement as you have an excellent handle on their reality. Millions of years went into the making of the African persona and I thought their behavior was genetic, however where they have grasped America culture and integrated themselves they are really not that different than you or I.And yes! They too prosper. All they have to do is jump in the system and participate. Once they cross that bridge, they too really dont want anything to do with their African brothers.
The other part of it is their African pidgin boys have their own cult that keeps them down. They start calling the integrated “white” and other names too numerous to mention. Its the black that keep the black down! Tribalisms and chiefdoms ~ and we know no one can get ahead of the chef. And thats the story of Africa.


28 posted on 12/02/2010 4:55:55 PM PST by himno hero
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