Guest Post by Mara Zebest
Andrew Breitbart relentlessly attempted to bring media attention to the massive fraud taking place at the taxpayer’s expense known as Pigford. Redistribution of wealth on an infuriating level. Mark Levin offers an excellent explanation in his opening segmentwhich can be heard in its entirety at Rightscoop.
Andrew Breitbart explains Pigford in a CPAC 2011 press conference:
Legal Insurrection notes the following:
In turn, Breitbart and his team, including Lee Stranahan, who lead most of the coverage, endured countless accusations of racism from left-wing outlets like Media Matters, simply for trying to highlight the plight of black farmers who were real victims of discrimination. [...]
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Breitbart reports that the NYTimes confirms Pigford as a massive scam:
The New York Times reported Friday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has likely enabled massive fraud in the Pigford series of legal settlements, in which black, Hispanic, female and Native American farmers have claimed to be victims of past discrimination.
The cost of the settlements, which could exceed $4.4 billion, is the result of a process that “became a runaway train, driven by racial politics, pressure from influential members of Congress and law firms that stand to gain more than $130 million in fees,” the Times notes.
Among those influential members of Congress was then-Senator Barack Obama, who made Pigford payouts a priority in exchange for political support for his 2008 presidential campaign among a coveted group of black voters in the rural South, the Times reports.
As president, Obama continued to support payouts for new groups of claimants while abandoning a review process that had been used to fight fraud. The aim was “buying the support” of minorities, according to the Times, while middlemen created a “cottage industry” in defrauding the government.
The Times investigation, led by reporter Sharon LaFraniere, vindicates the late Andrew Breitbart, for whom Pigford became a crucial issue in demonstrating the cynical use of racial politics by the institutional left to hurt the very people they claimed to be helping. Breitbart directed investigations of the Pigford fraud and championed the cause of the original black farmers in the lawsuit, arguing that many of them had been left behind while opportunistic lawyers and fraudulent claimants looted the federal treasury in exchange for votes and support.
The left, led by the George Soros-funded Media Matters for America, attempted for years to dismiss claims of fraud in Pigford, calling it Breitbart’s “stupidest conspiracy theory.” When Fox News picked up the story, Media Matters called it an attempt to attack “anti-discrimination efforts.”
In fact, the 5,529-word report by LaFraniere shows that Pigford and subsequent settlements had little to do with redressing discrimination and everything to do with politics and greed, while the true victims of discrimination continued to suffer in obscurity.
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Mark Levin reminds us that this is just one of the many massive scams on the American public and to imagine how this would evolve with those pushing Global Warming legislation. No imagining necessary, the results of such a carbon credit scam is already occurring. Guessing the result would be something along the same line of property redistribution in which the Liberal limosine elites could throw the poor peasants off their land under the guise of buying carbon credits.