Skip to comments.NYTIMES CONFIRMS: MASSIVE FRAUD AT USDA IN PIGFORD; BREITBART VINDICATED
Posted on 04/26/2013 3:02:43 PM PDT by neverdem
The New York Times reported Friday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has likely enabled massive fraud in the Pigford series of legal settlements, in which black, Hispanic, female and Native American farmers have claimed to be victims of past discrimination.
The cost of the settlements, which could exceed $4.4 billion, is the result of a process that "became a runaway train, driven by racial politics, pressure from influential members of Congress and law firms that stand to gain more than $130 million in fees," the Times notes. Among those influential members of Congress was then-Senator Barack Obama, who made Pigford payouts a priority in exchange for political support for his 2008 presidential campaign among a coveted group of black voters in the rural South, the Times reports.
As president, Obama continued to support payouts for new groups of claimants while abandoning a review process that had been used to fight fraud. The aim was "buying the support" of minorities, according to the Times, while middlemen created a "cottage industry" in defrauding the government.
Yet the Times documents how Pigford became a "magnet for fraud" across the South. "In 16 ZIP codes in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and North Carolina," LaFraniere writes, "the number of successful claimants exceeded the total number of farms operated by people of any race in 1997, the year the lawsuit was filed. Those applicants received nearly $100 million." The government let many of the fraudulent claims slip by unpunished because "the bar for a successful claim was so low that it was almost impossible to show criminality."...
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Once again, white privilege at work. Oh the terrible oppression! Raise taxes! /s
Let me translate democrat speak. “Discrimination against Native Americans” means “Thanks for the Indian casino money, see you next election faux Indians!’
....”driven by racial politics,... pressure from influential members of Congress... and law firms that stand to gain more than $130 million in fees,”
Every body after their piece of our pie so they can turn around and tell us how we should spend what we have left.
Among those influential members of Congress was then-Senator Barack Obama, who made Pigford payouts a priority in exchange for political support for his 2008 presidential campaign among a coveted group of black voters in the rural South, the Times reports.
.... The aim was “buying the support” of minorities, according to the Times, while middlemen created a “cottage industry” in defrauding the government.
This is the day of the Looter.
Every thing that comes out of their mouths is code speak.
ALINSKY: ... if there is an afterlife, and I have anything to say about it, I will unreservedly choose to go to hell.
ALINSKY: Hell would be heaven for me. All my life I've been with the have-nots. Over here, if you're a have-not, you're short of dough. If you're a have-not in hell, you're short of virtue. Once I get into hell, I'll start organizing the have-nots over there.
PLAYBOY: Why them?
ALINSKY: They're my kind of people.
"Lest we forget at least an over the shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins - or which is which), the very first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom - Lucifer. ― Saul D. Alinsky"
Biographer Sanford Horwitt - U.S. President Barack Obama was influenced by Alinsky and followed in his footsteps as a Chicago-based community organizer. Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign was influenced by Alinsky's teachings.
It was fraud, yes...but it is being pushed by the NY Times as a way to pressure 0bama to go to war in Syria.
Tell evryone you know who is not of a favored minority to remember in November and place the blame exactly where it belongs.....on the Democrat Party. I don’t understand how anyone who is not a favored minority could vote for a party that is throwing them to the sharks. Get the word out.
People are clearly blinded and deceived today.....because they want to be. The truth is being distorted voer and over again....you can lead people to see but you can’t pull their heads out of the sand.....especially if they don’t want to hear. I get that all the time at work....
And get this! Soros just put a stake in the company I work for! I’m sick!
Just giving credit where credit is due.
it’s popular to minorities today to be a victim.
We have a family who moved down here form NY, they rent a house as you come into the neighborhood don’t work, layabouts etc.
They have called the cops on neighbors including me because we have to pass the house and some look at them as they just sit around in their front yard by the stop sign and the father is in his underpants.
Got a visit from the cops the other week and he said he feels this is racial because in his words, he;s black[not really black looks more like Hispanic] she is white and they now live in the south.
That is what he told the cops and I told the cops he’s nuts etc.
what he doesn;t know is that many around here have been around for generations and come form big families and we know the cops, sheriff and in the end a cop went to his house and told him to knock it off the road is a public road etc.
Now they just sit outside staring at everyone waiting for someone to do something.
I have never understood why someone wants to play victim, I want my buys to be strong and get on with life not hang about not working and living off welfare moaning about how they have been put down
He isn’t “organizing” anyone, anywhere.
He will simply be blotted out for eternity, as well he should be.
NOTHING will be done about it. Great, Brietbart was right. So what really. Will the money ever be returned? Will anyone ever be charged with crimes? Nope. We march headlong into ruin...
The NAs are getting one of these big “settlements” every year. The lawyers must be making some BIG bucks off of this scam.
AND...I want my STINKIN’ PIGFORD money back—this was simply a redistribution of funds to the negroes.
Don’t you love the timing of the Times? COWARDS.
(May Breitbart be smiling in heaven.)
reparations at work