Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Farmer Bachmann Is Choosy About Who Gets Farm Aid

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

Michele Bachmann, a  former attorney for the Internal Revenue Service who has no problem collecting her own farm subsidies, seems to be drawing a line in the sand when it comes to others doing the same thing - especially, it would seem, if those needy farmers happen to be black.  She feels that it is wasteful of the government to provide settlement money to black farmers who were routinely denied loans and other  agricultural aid for decades.  President Obama signed legislation last year to correct that situation - and since Obama signed it, it must be bad.

Sweet Michele doesn't like seeing her tax dollars go to just anyone.  It's sort of a case of I've got mine - and screw you!

So tonight as she sits in her $1.27 million dollar home located on a golf course in Minnesota, she can wax bitterly on the unfairness of it all.  And if she feels the need to share her burden with a "professional," she has simply to tell her unlicensed therapist husband who got his psychology degree from a correspondence school all about how wickedly awful the world is.  And maybe after a nice dinner, they can go out and peek in a few bedroom windows!

1 comment:

Xobekim said...

The Pigford/Cobell settlement was Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley's bill. According to the Congressional Research Service this bill appropriated to the Department of Agriculture $1.15 billion to carry out the terms of a Settlement Agreement executed by the case of "In re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation."

That settlement was approved by a court order, became final, nonappealable, and is comprehensive providing for the final settlement of all remaining Pigford claims.

Those claims relatied to a racial discrimination action against the Department of Agriculture.

Since Republicans are threatening to bankrupt America by not paying our bills, i.e. not raising the debt ceiling, it makes perfect sense that Bachmann would not want to pay judgment creditors either.

There is a word for folks like these Grover Norquist following, tea partying, irresponsible Republicans. That word is deadbeat.