Black People Politics : Reparations won by Black Farmers! Obama 'shares' them with hispanics, WW & Indians

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  1. Kadijah

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    In 1999, the Clinton administration tried to correct a historic injustice. In 2010, the Obama administration said not just blacks, but EVERYONE - hispanics, white women, Native Americans and even ranchers (who "ranches?" White males?) should get a part of the settlement fought for and won by black farmers.




    In 1999, the Clinton administration tried to correct a historic injustice, said Sharon LaFraniere in The New York Times. For decades, the U.S. Department of Agriculture routinely denied loans to black farmers while approving them for their white neighbors. Faced with some 1,000 claims in a class-action lawsuit known as Pigford v. Glickman, the government agreed to pay $50,000 to each victim.

    To win minority votes, President Obama actually expanded this program of “reparations,’’ said Rich Lowry in NationalReview.com, authorizing Hispanic, Native American, and women farmers to file their own claims. Pigford’s eventual price tag may hit $4.4 billion.



    http://theweek.com/article/index/243507/pigford-the-great-government-giveaway
     
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    This is disgraceful. Once again, the First Black President has given black folk, well, did not so much as usual ignores us, but when he did turn his attention to legislation for African-Americans, acted like the crassest, most cynical opportunist.... with what was "ours." A deed he could have pointed to and said, "I did this for my black constituency!" he cynically piggy-backs his favored hispanics, Indians, and even adds on white women to what was fought through the courts by Black Farmers, won, and reparations ear-marked by the Congress of the United States, SOLELY for blacks.

    Karma's coming.
     
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    Kadijah Banned MEMBER

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    Since whites are claiming the Settlement FOR BLACK FARMERS that Obama is NOW letting everybody and their momma NOT Black in on, is riddled with fradulent applicants (just the black farmer applicants, of course), I checked it out:

    2006 Government Accountability Office report. Determining Pigford claimant eligibility:


     
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    How can we access this information to read for ourselves? The link says this:

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    And the above information was taken from here:
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    Obama is not African-American so I don't know why folks expect anything different. He's made it clear who he's committed to.m
     
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    And so was this taken from here: http://cocoalounge.org/viewthread.php?tid=61410

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    Kadijah Banned MEMBER

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    You can take out a subscription to The Week news magazine. This article is accessible only to subcribers.... which is why it asks you to "verify your account."
     
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    To your credit, after searching diligently, I found this from the same source as mentioned already:



    USDA Offers $1.3B Discrimination Settlement to Hispanic and Women Farmers

    Another one of the Obama administration’s three reparation efforts was the $1.25-billion Pigford II settlement, which benefited black farmers who claimed to have been discriminated against when applying for loans from 1981 to 1996 but had failed to file on time for the original 1999 Pigford settlement.
    Criticisms from Republicans and conservative groups ensued after President Obama signed the legislation in December 2010, paving the way for about 80,000 African-American farmers to file claims projected to average about $50,000. Many critics called it an outright raid on the U.S. Treasury that would force taxpayers to subsidize direct payments to Democratic special interests in the farming industry.
    "Any time you're trying to go back and compensate people based on past discrimination, figuring out who should be compensated and how much is always tricky, so the devil's in the details," Alan Abramowitz, a political scientist at the Atlanta-based Emory University, suggested at the time.
    http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/po...tion-settlement-to-hispanic-and-women-farmers

    USDA Offers $1.3B Discrimination Settlement to Hispanic and Women Farmers

    The USDA announced Monday that women and Hispanic farmers victimized by USDA discrimination are eligible for $1.33 billion in cash awards. By Brian Koenig
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    Okay, thanks ... sorta figured it, but wasn't quite sure. Is it private information though, why can't you post it up?
     
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    Not to my credit, but this is the 2nd of the Pigford settlments. It is with THIS one Pigford II, that Obama SHARES THE WEALTH with Hispanics, White Women and Indians, as well as "ranchers." Now who do you think comprise "ranchers?"

    Nonetheless, I want to post info from Factcheck, but for some reason, my computer freezes when I try. I will continue to make the attempt.
     
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