Skip to comments.USDA offers settlement to women, Hispanic farmers
Posted on 02/25/2011 12:33:20 PM PST by freespirited
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is offering more than $1.3 billion to settle complaints from female and Hispanic farmers who say they faced discrimination from the Agriculture Department.
The Agriculture and Justice departments announced Friday that farmers who could prove discrimination could receive up to $50,000. The proposal comes after the government settled with American Indians over similar discrimination issues last fall and Congress provided money for the second round of a black farmers settlement.
The government first announced its intent to settle the complaints in May. The more detailed offer announced Friday does not cap the amount of money that can be awarded and waives some application fees.
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Somedays I just cant believe what has become of our country.
Geez, my wife thought about farming once. How come she wasn’t included in this?
when will white males be getting settlements for being discriminated against? EEOC makes it very difficult for this group to get a job...
I am sure it works that way in every other goobermint-run program...
The Obama administration is offering more than $1.3 billion
Total waste of money. I am so pissed off right now that I would throw up. I hope the Seniors throw this back in his face when they say Social Security is gone. This 1.3 billion dollars should go into Social Security or the debt and nothing more......What the heck is going on?????
Having farmed does not seem to be a requirement in these redistribution schemes. The number of claims filed under the previous settlement far exceeds the number of black farmers during the time period at issue.
I believe people are starting to see the need for a second revolution right here.
All this is pure pandering for the upcoming election.
Wealth transfer just rolls along.
Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton et al lining up to demand “slavery reparations” in 3...2...1....
I am tempted myself to apply. Our Gov't has reached the level of idiocy and lawlessness on spending that is equal to someone simply flying over a city, shovelling out $100 bills. Why not go outside and pick up a few?
Does anyone remember that scene in Airplane where various ‘characters’ lined up to slap the person having a panic attack or some such?
I get this picture in my head of this long line of members of protected groups waiting not so patiently for their $50 grand this go-round.
In Reagan’s early days it was the 20 mule team. Today it’s the gravy train.
Democrat constituency groups are lining up with lawsuits in their hands, waiting for their payoffs.
It's what you get when you elect Democrats.
This is organized theft by communists. This must be stopped.
The House Republicans must kill this crap! ENOUGH gouging by these rip-off artists.
Sounds like it’s time to put that racist and sexist institution out of business.