February 3, 2011
Pigford Pigout Is Illegal
Posted by Dave Blount at February 3, 2011 11:09 AM
When Comrade Obama promised to "spread the wealth around," he didn't mean indiscriminately. The idea is to take it from those who create it, and spread it among the groups that support him most loyally, namely unions and blacks. He has to spread fast, before the country goes bankrupt. An example of how he does it is the Pigford Pigout, which as it turns out is illegal:
When Congress was stampeded to pass unprecedented legislation in 1998 to facilitate the Pigford v. Glickman suit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), some wise but unknown person included a limiting provision in that bill to minimize participation by phony claimants.
But, when the Clinton Administration agreed to a settlement of the case in 1999, that provision was carefully evaded in the consent decree, opening the door to massive fraud. Judge Paul Friedman, a Clinton appointee, quickly approved the deal, resulting in payment of more than $1 billion to nearly 16,000 black claimants, virtually none of whom met that statutory requirement.
Now the Obama regime is on the brink of settling a second Pigford suit for another $1.25 billion, and the proposed settlement again subverts and ignores the law to encourage and reward massive fraud — this time by as many as 80,000 prospective claimants.
The idea is to pass out free money to blacks pretending that the liberal bureauweenies running the USDA are racists who discriminated against them between 1981 and 1996. A complaint is supposed to have been filed with the Department of Agriculture before July 1, 1997. This requirement has been illegally thrown out the window, allowing anyone who shows up with the right skin color to cash in. There are records for less than 1,000 civil rights complaints involving the relevant programs during the period in question, yet legions of claimants have stepped forward, costing taxpayers a massive fortune.
Next Pigford will be expanded to Hispanics and women. Potentially millions will step up to receive their payoff for pretending to have been discriminated against by the USDA. Anyone who objects is a racist and a sexist.
Liberalese for this form of blatant mass theft is social justice. It's one way Democrats buy votes with your money.
On a tip from Bunker.