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The $50,000 Pigford "Black Farmers settlement"checks scheduled to go out to untold thousands of people--many of whom neverfarmed a day in their life--as part of an Obama-promoted scheme touted by someadvocates as "reparations" have been delayed amid legal squabblingover attorney fees.

Read up on this one peeps-it's the BIGGEST scam ever on theAmerican taxpayer and was one of Breitbart's best efforts to expose thisgovernment money giveaway. It is almost too crazy to believe that our hardearned money is being redistributed to just about anyone with claims. Claims donot have to be substantiated through the judicial system. Five times the numberof Black farmers signed up in the first go 'round so that tells you that justabout anyone and everyone got $50,000. Right before the election, Obama and theUSDA extended this money grab to women and hispanic farmers. Yes, it's whatyou're thinking-buying votes with our money. This is BS!!!!!! I hope everyonewill raise HELL about the USDA giving away thousands of $50,000 checks to peoplewho just fill out a form. Don't believe me, just read up:

Trouble In Pigford 'Reparations' Paradise

by Lee Stranahan

The Pigford scheme remains one of the largest, most blatantfrauds in Amercan history. The story has been ignored, for the most part, bythe mainstream media--though some journalists, like Fox News' John Stossel andRick Sanchez, have caught on (see video below).

The mainstream media's silence persists despite proofuncovered by Breitbart News that the original lawsuit on behalf of a fewhundred black farmers who suffered discrimination by the USDA was hijacked bylawyers and politicians as a scam to pay tens of thousands of people who claimthey "attempted to farm."

As a Senator, Obama pushed a second round of Pigfordpayments that opened the settlement to even more fraud and as President, Obamasigned the Pigford II payments into law.

Here’s the USDA noticeto extend the time they have to submit their claims:

News Release

Release No. 0053.13

Contact: USDA Office of Communications (202) 720-4623

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Hispanic and Women Farmers and RanchersClaims Must be Filed by MAY 1, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2013- Agriculture Secretary TomVilsack today announced the extension of the voluntary claims process forHispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDAin past decades. All claims must now be filed by MAY 1, 2013.

"Hispanic and women farmers who believe they have faceddiscriminatory practices in the past from the USDA have additional time to filea claim in order to have a chance to receive a cash payment or loanforgiveness," said Secretary Vilsack. "USDA urges potential claimantsto contact the Claims Administrator for information and to file their claimpackages on or before May 1, 2013."

The process offers a voluntary alternative to litigation foreach Hispanic or female farmer and rancher who can prove that USDA denied hisor her application for loan or loan servicing assistance for discriminatoryreasons for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000.

As announced in February 2011, the voluntary claims processwill make available at least $1.33 billion for cash awards and tax reliefpayments, plus up to $160 million in farm debt relief, to eligible Hispanic andwomen farmers and ranchers. There are no filing fees to participate in theprogram.

Call center representatives can be reached at1-888-508-4429. Claimants may register for a claims package (by calling thenumber or visiting the website) or may download the forms from the website. Allthose interested in learning more or receiving information about the claimsprocess and claims packages are encouraged to visit the website at any time orto contact the call center telephone number Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 8p.m. Eastern Time.

Claim packages and other documentation may be mailed toHispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Administrator, PO Box 4540,Portland, OR 97208-4540. Claim packages and other documentation may also beemailed to [email protected]. Claimants may also fax claims packages and otherdocumentation to (855) 626-8343. Completed forms and documentation must bereceived no later than 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 1, 2013.

Once a claim is submitted to the Claims Administrator, theClaims Administrator will determine if it is timely and complete. If it is, theclaim will move to the Claims Adjudicator for a determination on the merits ofthe claim. USDA may submit evidence to the Claims Adjudicator regarding theclaim. If a claim is deemed incomplete, a claimant will be notified by theClaims Administrator and given the opportunity to provide additionalinformation within a certain timeframe. Claimants may check the status of theirclaims on the claims website.

Website: www.farmerclaims.gov

Phone: 1-888-508-4429

Fax: (855) 626-8343

Email: [email protected]

Claims Period: September 24, 2012 – May 1, 2013.

Independent companies will administer the claims process andadjudicate the claims. Although there are no filing fees to participate and alawyer is not required to participate in the claims process, persons seekinglegal advice may contact a lawyer or other legal services provider.

Under Secretary Vilsack's leadership, USDA has instituted acomprehensive plan to strengthen the Department as a model service provider andto ensure that every farmer and rancher is treated equally and fairly as partof "a new era of civil rights" at USDA. In February 2010, theSecretary announced the Pigford II settlement with African American farmers,and in October 2010, he announced the Keepseagle settlement with NativeAmerican farmers. Both of those settlements have since received court approval.Unlike the cases brought by African American and Native American farmers, thecases filed by Hispanic and women farmers over a decade ago were not certifiedas class actions. The claims process provides a voluntary alternative tocontinuing litigation for Hispanic and female farmers and ranchers who want touse it.
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