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Obama The Thief- Racial Robbery of Taxpayers in Pigford Scandal



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Very interesting and long story

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Ever since the Clinton administration agreed in 1999 to make $50,000 payments to thousands of black farmers, the Hispanics and women had been clamoring in courtrooms and in Congress for the same deal. They argued, as the African-Americans had, that biased federal loan officers had systematically thwarted their attempts to borrow money to farm.

But a succession of courts — and finally the Supreme Court — had rebuffed their pleas. Instead of an army of potential claimants, the government faced just 91 plaintiffs. Those cases, the government lawyers figured, could be dispatched at limited cost.

They were wrong.


The NYT story is 8 pages long

Cliff Notes from Breitbart.com: LINK

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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.......



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This should be bigger news IMO. Makes me sick.

Had it not been for this, the chosen one could have finally looked the people in the eye and make the claim that he has helped minorities.






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Amazing that Obama has conspired against the judicial system and is handing out cash to his people. 90K people being handed $50K each. Racial robbery.

Mark Levin rips them a new one: LINK



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Levin even says how Breitbart knew Pigford was a scam and called him for advice about it.

This is incredible theft.






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Levin even says how Breitbart knew Pigford was a scam and called him for advice about it.

This is incredible theft.


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The left, led by the George Soros-funded Media Matters for America, attempted for years to dismiss claims of fraud in Pigford, calling it Breitbart's "stupidest conspiracy theory." When Fox News picked up the story, Media Matters called it an attempt to attack "anti-discrimination efforts."










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Everyone needs to know the term "Pigford" RTR America. This is as disgusting as it gets for a President- full sail robbery based on race. Title change of thread maybe?





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Everyone needs to know the term "Pigford" RTR America. This is as disgusting as it gets for a President- full sail robbery based on race. Title change of thread maybe?


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EST posted this last night: LINK

This story can't be posted enough. This is corruption beyond belief and very few people give a shite. $113 billion down the pooper against a SCOTUS ruling. As a tax payer you/we have no recourse.

Sucks to b us.

Now go to work and pay your taxes like a good little citizen.






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Breitbart speaks about Pigford at CPAC LINK






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$113 billion down the pooper against a SCOTUS ruling.


Infringing upona the SCOTUS and shitting on a system of checks anda balances that is vital to our system of government is grounds for impeachment, no?






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Breitbart speaks about Pigford at CPAC


The podcast he did with Adam Carolla is one of the best things on the internet. He was just a normal guy who was incredibly media savvy and felt a calling to try to make a change.

It is crazy to think their wouldn't be a Huffington Post without Andrew Breitbart.






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The podcast he did with Adam Carolla is one of the best things on the internet.


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Link? TIA


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Them mocking California politics is comedy gold






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Due to the pliability of the Clinton Justice Department and the dogged efforts of a few highly incentivized trial lawyers, the original Pigford settlement made $50,000 payments available to any African American who could merely claim to have been discriminated against by the federally deputized administrators of USDA bridge loans (loans designed to get farmers from the planting season to the harvesting season). And “claim” might even be too strong a word; since administrative records for the loan program were poor, the courts set the bar laughably low. To establish oneself as a farmer for the purposes of Pigford, it would all but do to establish that you had once bought a seed and passed within a country mile of a USDA office. And to establish that you were discriminated against there, it would all but do to affirm on a form that you found that experience less than satisfactory — and to have your second cousin affirm that you told him as much at the time.


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. The Times quotes several USDA employees whose job was to process — and ultimately rubber-stamp — these claims. “You couldn’t have designed it worse if you had tried,” one says of the process. “You knew it was wrong,” says another, “but what could you do? Who is going to listen to you?” “Basically, it was a rip-off of the American taxpayers,” says a third.


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But as the Times reports in great depth, instead of closing the spigot, in 2010 the Obama administration did not just acquiesce to, it spearheaded the expansion of, the Pigford con on the taxpayer’s dime, and saw to it that not just black Americans, but any woman, Hispanic, or Native American who could so much as gesture at discrimination had access to a billion-dollar pool of easy money.


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It did this by dubiously tapping a Justice Department fund reserved for court-ordered, not politically dispensed, payouts.


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The Times report exposes — as Dan Foster did in his piece for us two years ago — Senator, Candidate, and President Obama’s advocacy for the settlements as barely alloyed quid pro quo, in which Pigford profiteers promised to help Obama run up the score against Hillary Clinton in the rural South in exchange for his work on their behalf.


Why is Pigford still not getting any attention?






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Nothing surprises me anymore...


I am scared i have been lulled into apathy.






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