Holy Pigford, Batman

Hillbuzz has been beating the Pigford drum over the past few weeks and believes the Democrats associated with this Obama-money scandal will all go down in flames for it

They damn well better.  Because this is unbelievable and paves the way for “reparations” for other minorities.

Hillbuzz asks: QUESTION: Can gay men qualify for USDA discrimination payments and claim we wanted to be farmers, too?

They might as well.  Why?  Via Gary Hewson writing at BigGovernment:

On top of the original billion-plus dollars previously doled out indiscriminately in Pigford I, the American taxpayer will now be on the hook for an additional $1.25 billion in payments to black “farmers,” whom did not have to provide proof of:

-Having ever farmed or having attempted to farm

-Having ever had a loan at the USDA

-Having ever filled out paperwork to attain a farm loan

-Having ever attempted to get a loan.

The only burden of proof required in Pigford I was a form stating the claimant had “attempted” to farm, and to have a family member vouch for that assertion.

The U.S. government would then send a check to these “farmers” for $50,000.

With both the USDA and black farmers advocacy group’s estimating a maximum of 1,000-4,000 farmers who had legitimate grievances at the time of the original action, President Barack Obama and the Democratic majorities in Congress have just approved payments covering up to 94,000 claimants, although no more than 33,000 black farmers ever existed at any period the suit covers

Got that?  No need to have any proof other than a family member’s voucher.  Heck, I farmed in the 80s!  I grew pumpkins in the 4th grade in my dad’s garden.  Never needed a loan.  Ah, wrong color.  Rejected. 

More must-reads: Andrew Breitbart, Me & Mrs. Sherrod — and the $1.25 Billion Pigford II Black Farmers’ Settlement and

The Pigford Shakedown: How the Black Farmers’ Cause Was Hijacked by Politicians, Trial Lawyers & Community Organizers–Leaving Us With a Billion Dollar Tab

Just in case you’re wondering, Our Esteemed Dear Leader is a politician, lawyer, and former community organizer, and his Alinskyite handprints are all over this mess.  Because he needs to lock up that vote with Obama-money, stat.

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5 Responses

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by John Lester, politicaljunkieMom. politicaljunkieMom said: Holy Pigford, Batman: http://wp.me/pKYgb-tA […]

  2. PS I posted this to that page I run at facebook. You did a great job with this post!

  3. My mom is a legal immigrant from a non-European foreign country who earned her US citizenship. I could probably claim minority status & cash in too, my garden is over-run with weeds. Oh wait, because my mom came here the right way instead of behaving like the illegal alien invaders the left so cherishes, that probably makes an automatic disqualification.

    • My grandparents were legal immigrants as are my in-laws. And it burns me to see so many want special rights afforded because they came here illegally. And hell, cash payments, now, too. Grrrr……………..

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