It seems to me that whenever the government tries to do "the right thing" with regards to race, specifically with American Negroes, the results ends up dividing us more than bringing us together. Which often makes me wonder if that wasn't the intended purpose to begin with!
After seeing what Civil Rights and Affirmative Action have done to divid us, they pale in comparison to the latest exercise in "guilt reparation" the that I have come across, and it is the Pigford Black Farmers Settlement.
An article by Lee Stranahan on brietbart.com tells of a GAO report released Friday (12-7-12) that admits that The Pigford "Black farmers" Settlement was designed with no mechanism for objectively determining fraud but hid that shocking conclusion under pages of bureaucratic doublespeak.
“Burying the lede” is a journalistic term used to describe the act of hiding essential information by putting non-essentials in front of it. On December 7, 2012, the United States Government Accountability Office released report number GAO-13-69R, also known as "Civil Rights: Additional Actions in Pigford II Claims Process Could Reduce Risk of Improper Determinations."
Just based on the title, you can already tell the report is needlessly wordy. This helps bury what should be the bigger story—that the Pigford settlement isn’t the mere victim of a few fraudsters but was, in fact, set up to make fraud not just rampant but also totally undetectable.
Breitbart News has been reporting for years now that the Pigford settlement allowed people to collect $50,000 just for claiming that they "attempted to farm" and that no other proof was needed. As a result, many claim that billions of dollars in fraudulent “attempted to farm” claims were paid out by the federal government. The new GAO report actually confirms what the late Andrew Breitbart pointed out time and again: the Pigford settlement is a massive swindle on the U.S. taxpayer, and it was designed that way from the start.
Please read the rest of the story HERE in order to understand the full scope of this potential fraud on the American taxpayer.
See the settlement claim notification on the USDA's web site HERE.