Skip to comments.Probe Pigford Fraud
Posted on 07/21/2011 4:31:19 PM PDT by Kaslin
Oversight: As the hearing to give approval to the final settlement for the Pigford farmers approaches, it's time to investigate this classic case of waste, fraud and abuse. Somewhere Van Jones is smiling.
Seventy-nine Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted last week against an amendment to H.R. 2112 the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2012 that would have blocked the government from paying out additional billions for the Pigford II settlement.
One of them was Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee, who had promised to include in his investigation the whole Pigford matter, which began as a redress of grievances by a handful of black farmers and morphed with the help of President Obama into a redistribution of wealth scheme and back-door reparations.
The original Pigford settlement arose out of a 1997 class-action lawsuit by Timothy Pigford and 400 southern black farmers who had apparently legitimate claims of discrimination against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in its allocation of farm loans between 1983 and 1987. At last count, more than 94,000 black farmers had signed up for well north of $1 billion in payments under the settlement.
Based on census data, however, there were only some 33,000 black farmers in existence during the period in question. Based on that number and the number of denied applications, the USDA originally estimated that only 2,000 such claims would be filed. A separate suit filed by 300,000 American Indians claimed they, too, had been cheated out of land royalties dating to 1887.
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A total freakin heist and rip off and reparations scam. Women and Hispanic “farmers” are agitating for similar deals. Here is the real lowdown on on the PigFord rip-off that Holdere and Obama love so much
Obama claims to be black, and he’s at most 1/4 black. Apparently nobody cares or checks...
Obama’s father is 100% black African you can see this in the photos. Obama is 50% black
And Shirley Sherrod just bought a 6 plus million dollar plantation with her proceeds from Pigford. Wonder how she managed to give herself such a generous paycheck.
A report that John Stossel did on this awhile back stated that anyone who had ever potted a plant or tried to raise a garden also qualified!
This has been out there for a long time and I certainly HOPE someone in Congress is serious about putting a stop to it AT LAST!
Have to say it again - we are not as stupid as the voters who are responsible for the democrat controlled Senate or that bozo in the White House thinks we are. Can we do anything about it? Nothing - except complain and VOTE the buggers out!
Ain't gonna happen. Our side's HERO voted to keep the fraud going. And since he is "our guy", he gets a pass.
This has been gone over at Free Republic about a million times...
“Obamas father is 100% black African you can see this in the photos. Obama is 50% black”
If that is actually his father.
He sure doesn’t look 50%.
There are 1,800 of these “black farmers in Barbour County, AL. I know for a fact that is a lie because I know the real farmers who live there and no one has ever seen the 1,800 black farmers.
Sorry, but your link is useless
first hit on that link will unveil Pigford for you
I might be able to explain it better if I did a little research but that sounds like work to me which just sort of takes all the fun out of it.
Regardles of his genetic makeup, he's a disgrace to his race -- the human race.
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