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President Barack Obama is proposing that the government provide $1.25 billion to settle discrimination claims by black farmers against the Agriculture Department.
The White House said the money would be included in the president's 2010 budget request to be unveiled Thursday.
Obama had taken criticism earlier this year from black farmers and lawmakers who said the federal government was neglecting the need for more money to fund claims under a decade-old class-action lawsuit against the government.
Originally posted by jd140
I don't get it and the funny thing is he will be re elected.
Originally posted by Alxandro
I'm curious to know just what types of crops are grown by these farmers that's worthy of this payoff.
Originally posted by St Udio
...rumored by futurists & psychics and sensitives to be 'in' for a rough crisis very soon.
Originally posted by maybereal11
This case has merits...so says both Republicans and Democrats.
* It has strong Bipartisan Support.