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Obama Proposes $1.25 Billion Payoff to Black Farmers

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posted on May, 7 2009 @ 11:18 AM
Kansas City Star

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.

This is the same kinda thing that he did with ACORN.
He sued Citibank and made it give out bad loans.
Loans that everyone knew couldnt' be paid back.
Now he's giving out billions in our tax money to people who don't deserve it.
The case was closed. They didn't get in. That's their problem.

This was already settled in 1999. It cost $1 billion in handouts. But those black farmers that didn't jump on the bandwagon in time have been pushing to get money ... even though they didn't stake their claim on our tax money in time.

Were the original complainers right in that the gov't didnt' give them loans because of the color of their skin? Or was it a case of common sense .. of not giving out loans based upon who could pay them back and who couldn't?

Considering Obama's track record with ACORN and his lawsuits against Citibank demanding loans for people who everyone knew couldn't pay them back, I'm sure he doesn't care if it was a real complaint or not. AND THIS HAS ALREADY BEEN PAID A DECADE AGO.

posted on May, 7 2009 @ 12:22 PM
This is BS!

The rules of a class action aren't, some sign up now, and then we'll do it again later for those who were too lazy or stupid to get free money!

They missed out on their chance for free money, why do they get a second round?

They were about to be given free money, and didn't sign up... who does that?!?

posted on May, 7 2009 @ 12:44 PM
So weren't there any white farmers who didn't sign up in time? Or Asian or Hispanic or Latino? Why does this one specifically target black people? Ok the last question was rhetorical we all know why.

posted on May, 7 2009 @ 01:03 PM
Reparations by any other name...

And it starts...

posted on May, 7 2009 @ 01:13 PM
Is this what he is going to do for the entire time he is in office?
He is just giving away money to any and everybody that he feels deserves it. When will he stop hemorrhaging money we don't have?

What happend to a government of the people, by the people, for the people?

posted on May, 7 2009 @ 02:29 PM
Good questions and good points ... all! My first reaction was that it's too late for these idiots to get their free money; it's been settled. My second reaction was that it's just the start of so-called 'reparations' in disguise.

Either way .. it sucks.

posted on May, 7 2009 @ 02:47 PM
Why is he even getting involved with this?

He isn't MLK, he isn't Malcom X and he sure as hell isn't Lincoln.

I honestly do not see how people can still like this man. He has thrown money that we don't have at every problem that has come up.

I am tired of the "he has only been in office 100 days" excuse.

Yeah he has been in office for only a hundred days and look at how much money he has spent. Look at the idiotic things he wants to spend money on in the future.

I don't get it and the funny thing is he will be re elected.

posted on May, 7 2009 @ 02:59 PM
I'm curious to know just what types of crops are grown by these farmers that's worthy of this payoff.
I wonder how many black farmers have hispanics working for them?

posted on May, 7 2009 @ 03:01 PM

Originally posted by jd140
I don't get it and the funny thing is he will be re elected.

I wouldn't be so sure. He'll have to keep his scam going for another 3.5 years, and it's already crumbling. Just wait 'till the dollar tanks. After that, people will be searching for, maybe even fabricating reasons to get him out of office. He'll be viewed as a worse president than Bush, and may even live up to that idea. Whether his intentions are good or not is irrelevant. He is, whether he knows it or not, is the "harbinger of death" and will "lead us all to our end"...

wow, that last bit didn't sound as dark on Battlestar...

posted on May, 7 2009 @ 04:49 PM

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.

Good question. Obviously the gov't thought these people were not good loan risks for one reason or another. THE PEOPLE claim it was because of the color of their skin. But who knows ... it could have been anything from the way they managed their farms to the crop to their abilities ...

In any case, this was settled over a decade ago. These people got nothing. Now Obama comes along and hands them 1.25 BILLION .... even after the courts have decided that they don't have a case.

Who the hell does he think he is? (I could answer that!)

posted on May, 7 2009 @ 07:41 PM
reply to post by FlyersFan

Hey, I forgot to buy my lottery ticket last night. The pot was $92 million. But the Celtics were on and I missed the deadline of 9:45 PM.

The gov't owes me. Where do I sign up, Obama?

This is not a frivolous post. These farmers have no good claim except that 'they didn't know' there was money available.

My comments were to illustrate how absurd they are.

[edit on 7-5-2009 by jsobecky]

posted on May, 8 2009 @ 05:29 PM
Looks like I found where he's getting a few extra billion dollars in order to give the black farmers the money that they really aren't entitled to.

Obama's budget eliminates new funding for advanced-generation equipment to detect nuclear weapons and radiological materials at U.S. borders and ports and around New York City. He also put a halt to the border fence with Mexico.


He says no to our security.
He relaxes port security even worse then it already is.
He kills the nuke sniffing devices in our ports.
He puts a halt to the border fence with Mexico - allowing the economic sucking illegals more access to this country.

And then he hands $1.25 billion to black people that the courts said, TEN YEARS AGO, that they shouldn't be getting anything.

Ya' know .. I really can't stand this guy.

posted on May, 8 2009 @ 05:42 PM
CHANGE you can believe in!

Although I have accepted that most Americans are gullible morons for electing this nimrod, I still have flashes of disbelief.

Everything about this guy that was known while he was campaigning (a very limited bio) pointed to behavior like this!

What is even more mind boggling is that so many still chant his name and think he is the savior of America.

posted on May, 8 2009 @ 06:08 PM
that is crazy, i'm mad. ATS has a rule/idea, sign off and take a few deep breaths, wait a half hour to sign back on, i'm glad i read that.

posted on May, 8 2009 @ 07:19 PM
reply to post by FlyersFan

there is an uncanny 'window' of synchronicity going on here with Obama and the ill-fated SS Central America,

President Obama is the 44th President...rumored by futurists & psychics
and sensitives to be 'in' for a rough crisis very soon.

SS Central America, also on its 44th voyage ... from Panama to NYC
suddenly encountered a hurricane, & sank,
with an estimated 20% of todays gold reserves stored at central banks... (i'd guess the value would be in the multi-tens/hundreds of billion$ compared to the 1857 Dollars.

the SS Central America was renamed from the former SS George Law
Obama took Law at Harvard, 'helped' community organization thru 'acorn'

there's a lot of 'coincidences' than can be expounded upon, and eerie connection to be had... its a woo-woo kinda thing if one looks beyond the veils.


posted on May, 8 2009 @ 10:42 PM
reply to post by FlyersFan

This latest fiasco is just another example of where his priorities lie. In no particular order, his goals are to pay back his cronies and backers, solidify his popularity with certain segments of the population, nationalize private industries, make nice with terrorists, spend like a drunken sailor, tear down conservatives while making them the enemy, and turn America into a socialist nation.

He doesn't give a damn about you and me. As long as he can appear cool with his 'date nights' and pizza parties.

posted on May, 9 2009 @ 06:40 AM

Originally posted by St Udio
...rumored by futurists & psychics and sensitives to be 'in' for a rough crisis very soon.

... and Joe Biden. Don't forget ol' Joe Biden promised we'd have a crisis within the first 6 months of Obama. Of course .. considering that Obama is killing our border security fence and that he's killing the nuke attack detect devices that our ports and NYC have, I'm not surprised that a crisis will come.

This guy is a friggn' idiot.

All that money is going to black farmers who the courts said TEN YEARS AGO were not eligible.

This isn't a loan ... this is a handout.

$1.25 BILLION ... so why isn't the news talking about it?
Too hot to handle? Afraid that someone will call them racist for
exposing Obama on this?


posted on May, 9 2009 @ 09:31 AM
reply to post by echodogene next day, i'm still mad about this. what i truely believe and want to say may get me banned
this is a good thread and it should be discussed more but, as for me, if i can't say something civil or nice, i'd rather say nothing

posted on May, 13 2009 @ 05:24 PM
If the intent of this thread is for everyone to rail on about President Obama and shout "Reperations" and "hidden black agenda" then carry on...

If anyone cares about facts or truth then they should research the issue.

This case has says both Republicans and Democrats. NOT an Obama agenda item. The case has been going on a long time.

It has recieved support from republicans and the bill was co-sponsored by Republican Senator Chuck Grassely of Iowa...but I suppose he is just a black man with a reperations agenda hiding inside the body of a white republican Senator?

“This is not just another day on Capitol Hill. It’s a very historic day because not often do you see BIPARTISAN support from both houses with REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS working together to bring fairness to black farmers.”

The USDA systematically and consistently did everything possible to drive minorities out of the farming business. Sad and shocking to some people, but true all the same.

This is a decent article summing it up...

Here is another one...

* It has strong Bipartisan Support.

9 out of 10 claiments were denied, principally becuase they were required to get a white neighboring farmer/competitor to turn over personal financial records from years ago to validate the claim.

* But if the goal is to simply spout off about a "Black agenda" and "reparations" despite the facts ...
...then carry on with the BS. I expect nothing less.

posted on May, 13 2009 @ 05:40 PM

Originally posted by maybereal11
This case has says both Republicans and Democrats.


* It has strong Bipartisan Support.

So since it's got supporters on both sides of the aisle we should be ok with even more handouts? When will it be ok to say enough is enough when it comes to handing out money we don't have. I don't care if the farmers were black, white, or rainbow colored with glitter sparkles, the country is broke. We don't have the money to pay our bills let alone to be handing out to whoever wants it, yet the government (yes that includes Obama) are handing it out left and right like it grows on trees. I for one have had enough with the spending and the handouts, I don't care who or what it's for. Enough is enough.

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