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  • “Entrepreneurs and Hucksters…That’s Who We Are.”

    03/08/2015 8:16:03 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-8-2015 | MOTUS
    We finally managed to make it back home after an exciting day, and a wardrobe change, in Selma.It was quite a day, Big Guy gave a moving speech and explained again how We are the Wons we’ve been waiting for: "Look at our history. We are Lewis and Clark and Sacajawea, pioneers who braved the unfamiliar, followed by a stampede of farmers  Black “farmer” Shirley Sherrod is consoled by Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack as she learns her share of the entrepreneurial Pigford Settlement is only $13 million. and miners, and entrepreneurs and hucksters. That’s our spirit. That’s who we are.”No...
  • Holder’s Justice Dept Uses Bank Settlements to Fund Democrat Nonprofits

    08/30/2014 12:29:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Once again, our Chicago-style Attorney General has proven that corruption is the basic foundation upon which the modern Democrat Party is built. Eric Holder, the nationÂ’s top extortionist officer, has been running around the financial sector suing banks for anything (and everything) he can get away with. Ally Bank paid millions for alleged racist lending practices (an allegation the DOJ made without ever looking at loan portfolios), JP Morgan has shelled out billions for various anti-Obama comments regulatory infractions, and Bank of America just paid a $16.6 billion fine for their government-mandated role in the financial crises of 2008.Aside from...
  • DOJ To Give Money From Bank Of America Settlement To Liberal Activist Groups [formerly ACORN]

    08/29/2014 2:48:53 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch reports that the Department of Justice is giving liberal activist groups money from a $16.6 billion settlement with Bank of America. The groups benefitting from the lawsuit, according to Investor’s Business Daily, are the National Council of La Raza, Operation Hope, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, and Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America. The money also went to “delinquent borrowers” in Chicago, Oakland, Detroit, Philadelphia, and other major “Democrat strongholds.” “This is a wealth redistribution scheme disguised as a lawsuit,” Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told The Daily Caller. “And who benefits from the distribution? Interest groups the administration...
  • Holder Cut Left-Wing Groups In On $17 Bil BofA Deal

    08/28/2014 5:14:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 8/27/14 | IBD Editorials ???
    Extortion: Radical Democrat activist groups stand to collect millions from Attorney General Eric Holder's record $17 billion deal to settle alleged mortgage abuse charges against Bank of America. Buried in the fine print of the deal, which includes $7 billion in soft-dollar consumer relief, are a raft of political payoffs to Obama constituency groups. In effect, the government has ordered the nation's largest bank to create a massive slush fund for Democrat special interests.
  • Holder cuts left in on $17 billion Bank of America settlement

    08/28/2014 9:42:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    Powerline ^ | 8-28-14
    Radical Democrat activist groups stand to collect millions from Attorney General Eric Holder’s record $17 billion deal to settle alleged mortgage abuse charges against Bank of America, Investors’ Business Daily reports: Buried in the fine print of the deal, which includes $7 billion in soft-dollar consumer relief, are a raft of political payoffs to Obama constituency groups. In effect, the government has ordered the nation’s largest bank to create a massive slush fund for Democrat special interests. The deal requires billions of dollars in debt forgiveness payments to delinquent borrowers. It also requires Bank of America to make billions in...
  • Holder’s Bank of America Heist Funds Left’s Community-Organizer Shock Troops

    08/28/2014 12:59:06 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Government coercion of the financial sector to make irresponsible loans was the primary driver of the 2007-08 financial meltdown. Now we learn that Eric Holder, the Tom Hagen of this racketeering enterprise of an administration, is using the vig that DOJ muscle is extorting from the banks to pour tens of millions of dollars into the coffers of the radical Left’s top rabble-rousers – in addition to diverting what should be public funds to pay off delinquent debts in cities that Democrats have destroyed.
  • Pigford Redo – Holder To Give Funds From DOJ’s $16 Billion Bank Of America Settlement To Radicals

    08/28/2014 2:23:52 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/ ^ | August 28, 2014 | Sundance
    (Via Judicial Watch) The Department of Justice (DOJ) keeps giving radical leftist groups that support President Obama huge amounts of cash collected from big banks to settle discrimination and mortgage abuse lawsuits filed by the government. Judicial Watch first reported the scheme two years ago when Countrywide Financial Corporation doled out $335 million to settle its discrimination lawsuit with the feds. The money was supposed to be distributed to more than 200,000 minority victims who supposedly were charged higher interest rates and fees than white borrowers based on their race not their credit. Instead, a chunk of the money went...
  • The Department of Agriculture Deserves the Death Penalty

    05/28/2014 6:38:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I believe in free markets and small government, and I’m also againstWashington corruption. Which is why I want to abolish the Department of Agriculture. And I suspect all sensible people will agree after reading excerpts from these three articles. We’ll start with Damon Cline, who produced a searing indictment of farm welfare for the Augusta Chronicle. Alexis de Tocqueville posited in the 19th century that America’s undoing would occur once “politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money.” That’s exactly what the Farm Bill allows politicians to do – loot the treasury on behalf of the lobbyists,...
  • Nation of Islam Leader’s Home In Hyde Park Received $100,000 in Farm Subsidies ( Illinois )

    12/12/2013 5:17:53 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Your tax dollars at work… Millions of dollars in farm subsidies were given to city dwellers including over $100,000 to Louis Farrakhan in Hyde Park!
  • Obama Crony Sherrod's Ugly Suit Against Breitbart's Widow

    10/11/2013 5:04:17 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 11, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Law: An Obama official at the heart of the Pigford reparations scheme sues the widow of the crusading conservative who exposed her and a multibillion-dollar redistribution scam to African-American farmers. Hell hath no fury like an Obama administration official exposed for corruption or racism. On Wednesday, news broke that Shirley Sherrod, the former USDA official whose speech before an NAACP group revealing her angst about helping a white farmer got her fired, has decided to amend her lawsuit against the late Andrew Breitbart to name Andrew's widow and mother of four, Susie Bean Breitbart. As Christian Adams recounts on PJ...
  • Pigford Investigation Uncovers Massive Fraud

    09/10/2013 6:16:02 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 8 replies
    The Examiner.com ^ | 9/10/2013 | Steven H Ahle
    I wonder where my check is. Companies and government agencies often try to settle lawsuits out of court. In many cases they are much cheaper. That is until the government takes over. The original bill on Pigford was introduced by Senator Barack Obama. The courts reviewed the case and eventually the Supreme Court ruled that 91 farmers were deserving of settlements based on racial bias. No one can argue that was not fair. Discrimination did take place. But in 2009, Bob Menendez threatened to shut down the settlement unless thousands of Hispanics were added to the payoffs and Obama then...
  • Charts: The Economic Gap Between Blacks and Whites Hasn’t Budged For 50 Years

    08/20/2013 11:43:21 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Roll Call ^ | August 20, 2013 | Taegan Goddard
    As the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech approaches,Brad Plumer points out that the ratio of black to white unemployment rate has hardly budged. Washington Post: ”Many of the most overt forms of racial discrimination and bias have faded, but yawning economic gaps have persisted since 1963, and there has been essentially no narrowing of the unemployment gap between blacks and whites. The financial crisis and recession scarred minorities more than any one else.”
  • Farm-bias lawyers get $90.8 million

    07/17/2013 5:41:26 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 9 replies
    Overlawyered ^ | 07/17/13 | Walter Olson
    "[W]riters associated with the late Andrew Breitbart had been charging for more than two years [that] the so-called Pigford settlement, in which the U.S. Department of Agriculture agreed to make payments to persons charging racial bias in agriculture programs, is riddled with fraud," [and now] "U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman has just approved a payout of $90.8 million to the lawyers, over objections."
  • What President Palin Would Not Have Done

    06/16/2013 4:47:21 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 42 replies
    the-American-catholic ^ | June 15, 2013 | Donald R. McClarey
    Palin would not have dismissed the Black Panther intimidation lawsuit that the government had already won. Palin would not have seized two auto companies and give them to her cronies in and out of the UAW. Palin and her supporters would not be claiming that her opponents were racists for disagreeing with her policies. Palin would not have tried to block Boeing from building a factory in South Carolina as a gift to her union buddies in Washington state. Palin would not have toured the world apologizing for America. Palin’s Homeland Security Department would not have classified patriots as security...
  • Holder to Hearing: Ask Somebody Else — Holder to Issa: You're 'Shameful'

    05/15/2013 1:41:20 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    theatlanticwire.com ^ | 5-15-2013 | Philip Bump
    As predicted, Wednesday afternoon's testimony by Attorney General Eric Holder focused heavily on revelations that the Department of Justice subpoenaed phone records from the Associated Press following their publishing leaked information about a terror attack. The House Judiciary Committee had the wrong guy at the witness table, though, since Holder, who'd recused himself from the matter couldn't offer much new information. This left the committee members to fill the time by attacking their opponents, and allowed for a dispute that resulted in Holder calling a Congressmember's behavior "unacceptable and shameful." At the start, it seemed as though the focus might...
  • Obama Is Every Bit as Bad as We Warned You

    05/12/2013 12:11:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's The Conversation ^ | May 11, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    Kurt Schlichter notes that conservatives have been vindicated quite often in the past several weeks: Kurt Schlichter @KurtSchlichter Things Conservatives Have Been Proven Right About Lately: ☑ Benghazi; ☑ Pigford;☑ Obamacare; ☑ IRS. Next up: The immigration reform scam. 6:43 PM - 10 May 2013 357 Retweets 90 favorites I suspect that list will grow longer. The common thread in each of these scandals is corruption and a willingness to abuse the expanded powers of big government--while failing to carry out the most basic responsibilities of any government. In Benghazi, Obama a) failed to take action to save American diplomats...
  • Rep. King: Holder, Vilsack Knew Pigford Claims Fraudulent

    05/02/2013 12:24:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/2/13 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) accused U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack of knowing that women and minority farmers fraudulently claimed discrimination to receive taxpayer-funded settlements, and they knowingly initiated more programs to facilitate more of these payments. "It is my sense they know what they are doing," King said on "Breitbart News Sunday" on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125. "That's a heavy statement, but they knew what they were doing. They knew these were fraudulent claims." King said as he "watched the actions of the USDA" under Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and the Justice Department under Attorney...
  • Obama's Pigford Scandal - Breitbart Was Right [Andrew Lauded]

    04/30/2013 4:23:39 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 30, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Social Injustice: Turns out conservative crusader Andrew Breitbart was correct when he exposed a multibillion-dollar redistribution scheme to African-American farmers based on largely dubious claims of discrimination. If there's a patron saint for government watchdogs, it's Breitbart, who was well into exposing at the time of his early death one of the most egregious examples of wealth redistribution in the name of social justice: the Pigford case. A handful of black farmers who arguably were discriminated against in their dealings with the Agriculture Department were exploited by a racial grievance industry empowered by a government and a president out to...
  • The Obama/Clinton Reparations: The enormous scam that is Pigford.

    04/30/2013 6:59:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/30/2013 | Rich Lowry
    Abraham Carpenter Jr., a farmer in Grady, Ark., has more insight into human nature than the average sociologist. “Anytime you are going to throw money up in the air,” he told the New York Times, “you are going to have people acting crazy.” Carpenter is quoted in an astonishing 5,000-word Times exposé on the federal government’s wildly profligate program to compensate minority and women farmers for alleged discrimination. The government rigged the game against itself and in favor of anyone claiming taxpayers’ dollars. It was like a gambling house that fixed its slot machines to always come up triple cherries...
  • Who Says Pigford Is Reparations? [ DNC fought GOP to keep Slavery- Make them pay reparations ]

    04/29/2013 5:26:54 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | April 29,2013 | by Lee Stranahan
    In a 2001 debate on the issue of slavery reparations, Al Pires--one of the lead attorneys behind the Pigford black farmers settlement--referred to the settlement "mini-reparations" and described the reparations "'dream team' he was part of," which included one of President Barack Obama's most important law school mentors.