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Michele Bachmann Farmers

July 19, 2011 by USA Post 

Michele Bachmann FarmersMichele Bachmann Farmers, During the tour of flooded areas near the Missouri River in Iowa Monday, the U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann characterizes a government agreement with black farmers who were discriminated against in the 1980 and 1990 as a fraud, causing outrage among advocates for farmers.

Bachmann and the U.S. Steve King (R-Iowa) and said that the extent of 1.2 billion, which was signed last year, could be of better use to help victims of flooding in Iowa, according to the Associated Press.

John Boyd, president of Black Farmers Union, told the AP told flood victims that deserve “reparations”, but taking resources from people who were historically denied them was a bad idea.

It is not the first time the King and Bachmann have beaten this particular drum. Bachmann sent a press release last November saying that the number of farmers participating in the agreement made sense, because there were many more demands of black farmers.

In December 2010, the Star Tribune ran the U.S. numbers The Representative Collin Peterson of Minnesota, who said he had more complaints because many farmers were forced to close because they are denied loans and other resources.

“The reason we are not agriculture is unable to obtain financing,” he said. “That’s part of his argument.”

“. Moderna reparations” The King has previously described the agreement, known as Pigford, as in November, said:

“Solving this, Madam President,” King said in the House on Monday. “We have a very, very urban senator, Barack Obama, who has decided it will run for president, what does?” Said King. “He introduced legislation to create a new Pigford lawsuit.”

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