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Bachmann criticizes black farmer settlement (she has them scared to death)
AP ^ | 7/18/11

Posted on 07/18/2011 5:49:24 PM PDT by markomalley

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann pointed to one program in particular Monday when talking about wasteful government spending: a multibillion dollar settlement paid to black farmers, who claim the federal government discriminated against them for decades in awarding loans and other aid.

The issue came up after Bachmann and Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa toured flooded areas along the Missouri River. During a news conference, they fielded a question about whether farmers affected by the flooding also should be worried by proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture cuts.

The two responded by criticizing a 1999 settlement in what is known as the Pigford case, after the original plaintiff, North Carolina farmer Timothy Pigford. Late last year, President Barack Obama signed legislation authorizing a new, nearly $1.2 billion settlement for people who were denied payments in the earlier one because they missed deadlines for filing.

King has likened the Pigford settlement to "modern-day reparations" for African-Americans. He said Monday a large percentage of the settlement "was just paid out in fraudulent claims" and criticized the Obama administration's plan to resolve separate lawsuits filed by Hispanic and female farmers.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; iowa; michelebachmann; minnesota; pigford; steveking
Seeing all of these media hit pieces on Michele actually is rather satisfying. Their pre-ordained nominee, Mittens, is obviously in far bigger trouble than the publicly released polls indicate. And they are following the same playbook used in every election cycle: if the undesirable candidate starts making too much headway, sacrifice him/her on the altar of yellow journalism.
1 posted on 07/18/2011 5:49:28 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Repeal the Black Farmer Subsidy and get themoney back.


2 posted on 07/18/2011 5:50:51 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: markomalley

Apparently all that was required to get money from the Pigford settlement was to have eaten food grown on a farm once, seen a picture of a cow, and be black.


3 posted on 07/18/2011 5:52:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: markomalley

I have read that a large portion of the people getting the payments are not and never have been farmers and do not have and have never had a farm.


4 posted on 07/18/2011 5:55:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: markomalley

Claw every cent back from these shake-down artists.


5 posted on 07/18/2011 5:55:59 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: markomalley

We need to Abolish All Farm Subsidies.


6 posted on 07/18/2011 5:56:02 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: markomalley

I love it first go for the gays then the blacks...heads about to explode. Keep your composure michelle the msm will implode soon


7 posted on 07/18/2011 5:56:04 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: screaminsunshine

You’ll never get that money back. They bought new Caddy’s with it.


8 posted on 07/18/2011 5:56:20 PM PDT by RC2
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To: RC2

Then Tax them.


9 posted on 07/18/2011 5:57:35 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: markomalley

Yeah what about PIGFORD.. any other republican candidates even CARE!!?..
If so, what have they DONE!!?...

What about Romney, Hunztman, Pawlenty, Trump, Caine, anybody even CARE?..
You already KNOW O’Racist and his administration could care LESS..

Seems like Bachmann is the only one that even cares..
Caine seems to turn his head from this obvious racist boondoggle..
I would think Caine would be the most irate and offended.. {crickets}..


10 posted on 07/18/2011 5:58:43 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: markomalley

F-EM all. They want free crap. I never got free in my life. I worked for black men BTW.


11 posted on 07/18/2011 5:59:14 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: markomalley
Michele BUMP.

Let's see if Willard follows suit in criticizing the Pigford welfare program.

12 posted on 07/18/2011 6:01:46 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: cripplecreek

That would be me. Can I still apply? We got raw milk and eggs from the farm. And, added bonus: I rode a cow.

This is a freaking scam. As usual from this admin. What are they going to do when they run out of Opium? (other people’s money, say O P M fast, you’ll get it)


13 posted on 07/18/2011 6:03:46 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: markomalley

O’Really mentioned it a couple of times.. then he ran like a rabbit..
No oversight on the conclusion of this matter..

Fox lost Beck...... and apparently much interest in democrat BOONdoggles..
Maybe Soros has FOX’s balls in his hand.. and is squuzeeeeing..


14 posted on 07/18/2011 6:04:29 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Indy Pendance

When I was a kid I remember getting raw milk from the neighbor with our breakfast cereal some mornings.


15 posted on 07/18/2011 6:12:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: markomalley

The Indian Cobell settlement is even a bigger pile of buffalo dung than the Pigford droppings. There needs to be some hearings on what went on with these two minority handout programs. If the allegations are true, why aren’t we seeing a bunch of government bureaucrats doin’ the “perp walk” for “discriminating” against “minorities”? While whitey was “discriminating” against the Indians, they were buying up ranches and land for their casinos. Something stinks here and it smells like commie PIG and BUFFALO ****!


16 posted on 07/18/2011 6:15:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Barry! Compromise this!!!)
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To: markomalley

Apparently any black man that once picked up a hoe was elegible.


17 posted on 07/18/2011 6:15:46 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: markomalley
Yeah, that's money that could be going to big corn!

Go Michelle - take it away from both of them! (Oh wait ...)

18 posted on 07/18/2011 6:17:06 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: cripplecreek

It was Grandma’s house, and we also had an outhouse. It was a gravel road. I got to live a live that romantic notion that movies were made of. We were at her house half a year. I could talk more ‘old days’, this was the 60’s-70’s, back when I was supposed to be a baby boomer.

I’m so sick and tired of being labeled as a boomer, when the freaking hippies are our problem. It should be call the hippie boomers. They’ve been a problem since they started they’re crazy movement, ie, Chicago, Woodstock, Kent state, bombing Madison. I was 8-9, and I’m associated with this crap? Now, they’ve moved to Washington and the WH. Spit.


19 posted on 07/18/2011 6:24:36 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: SharpRightTurn
"Claw every cent back from these shake-down artists"

Recovery of the fraud could be done by witholding their welfare checks, food stamps, etc.

As for their Lawyers.....charge them with Fraud, revoke their Licenses, and incarcerate the bastards.

20 posted on 07/18/2011 6:43:15 PM PDT 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: cripplecreek
Apparently all that was required to get money from the Pigford settlement was to have eaten food grown on a farm once, seen a picture of a cow, and be black.

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Social justice. That about sums it up.

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21 posted on 07/18/2011 6:48:45 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: SharpRightTurn
"Claw every cent back from these shake-down artists"

Recovery of the fraud could be done by witholding their welfare checks, food stamps, etc.

As for their Lawyers.....charge them with Fraud, revoke their Licenses, and incarcerate the bastards.

22 posted on 07/18/2011 6:50:31 PM PDT 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: Eagles6

How about pickin’ up a ho in his caddy?


23 posted on 07/18/2011 6:53:44 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: hosepipe

How many of those know anything about this case? They don’t come on FR. I’ll bet you 99% of the people have no idea about this.

In any case this is a target rich environment so there can be attacks on lots of things people aren’t limited. Michelle got asked a question which allowed her naturally to get on that subject so it could not have appeared racist in her to answer it.

Excellent reflexes. Plus, she was in the House when this raid on the treasury occurred. The others were not.


24 posted on 07/18/2011 6:58:34 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: markomalley

I see evidence every week that a great redistribution is going on. Not just with black farmers but with blacks period.

It’s a shame the rest of us work, but some just sit around and are banking the money from the gov’t. Billions and billions are being given away right now to blacks. It did start heavily during the Bush administration. But now it has taken off even more.


25 posted on 07/18/2011 7:08:37 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: markomalley

I see evidence every week that a great redistribution is going on. Not just with black farmers but with blacks period.

It’s a shame the rest of us work, but some just sit around and are banking the money from the gov’t. Billions and billions are being given away right now to blacks. It did start heavily during the Bush administration. But now it has taken off even more.


26 posted on 07/18/2011 7:12:06 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: Eagles6
Apparently any black man that once picked up a hoe was elegible.

ROTFLMWAO
27 posted on 07/18/2011 7:26:31 PM PDT by crosshairs (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: markomalley

Wasn’t Shirley Sherrod’s husband involved in Pigford or something like it? Was thinking I remembered something like that, no time to research it right now though.


28 posted on 07/18/2011 7:49:16 PM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: hosepipe

“Maybe Soros has FOX’s balls in his hand.. and is squuzeeeeing..”

Why do you think ALL the LSM’s doing non-stop (gleeful) coverage and commentaries on the Murdoch/NewsCorp scandal?

I can’t see any legitimate “journalistic” reasosn for the hacking - makes no sense - what I think is that it was done by Soros-placed infiltrators in an effort to disgrace Murdoch and damage Fox News (they wish).


29 posted on 07/18/2011 8:12:54 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Eagles6

“Apparently any black man that once picked up a hoe was elegible.”

No, not all of them, only those who “farm”.

LOL - good one, Eagles6! :-)


30 posted on 07/18/2011 8:15:52 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: markomalley

Allen West voted for Pigford.

You cant trust anybody these days

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2735937/posts


31 posted on 07/18/2011 8:39:01 PM PDT by rightly_dividing
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To: markomalley

Good for King and Bachmann.


32 posted on 07/18/2011 8:45:50 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: markomalley

Reparations, nothing less. Obama looting the Treasury to pay off one of his groups.

I remember a few years there was false info spread that blacks people were entitled to special tax credits and all they had to do was file for them. I believe the IRS paid the fraudulent claims, which I averaged 40k, but I’m not sure they got much of it back.


33 posted on 07/18/2011 8:47:41 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: All; rightly_dividing
"Allen West says that he didn’t do enough due diligence on the Pigford amendment and says he may have to take this one ‘in the shorts’"
34 posted on 07/18/2011 8:49:04 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: rightly_dividing

[ Allen West voted for Pigford. ]

SOme say he didn’t vote for it..


35 posted on 07/18/2011 10:33:41 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: markomalley

As I have been saying for a couple months now...The MSM/Rep Est has been pushing MB in their polls, news coverage etc. Everybody from The NY Times To Chris Matthews, to Andrea Mitchell has basically endorsed/adopted/”RAISED” Bachmann.

However with all their manufactured favorable polls for MB, she can NOT raise any money?? ANSWER because she does NOT have the support in reality in very large numbers.

So now they are starting to slam Bachmann to try and convince the masses that she is indeed the favorite, or else why would they go after her? This is what they want you to think.

Where`s the freakin money?? Her support is mostly manufactured.

Imagine if Sarah announced and only raised 2 million dollars?? As a GREAT Freeper reported the other day, Gov Palin would raise more than that before lunch.

So now the LSM is bashing her, while at the same time NY Times Dan Bawls and many others are still sticking to the praise Bachmann propaganda plan.

I guess it`s good cop bad cop routine, they are probably going to turn some of this in to real support for MB out of the manufactured push.

And Ed Rollins knows this is manufactured but he is rollin with it. Play the victim, milk the bashing,talk about miscarriages, etc.

The MSM/Rep est is doing their part by always saying on tv...Bachmann Palin, they want people to forget Palin Bachmann, but re learn the phrase with MB on top.

Kind of like Hardy and Laurel, Costello and Abbot,they are trying to subtly re write history.

I hope it does not work! It`s all a fraud,manufactured with one goal in mind, to keep Sarah Palin out of the race


36 posted on 07/19/2011 9:16:53 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (DID I MENTION...SARAH PALIN OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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