More than 92,000 blacks signed up for reparations from the Obama USDA after the Pigford case was extended in 2010.
That turned out to be five times the number of blacks who were actually farming during the time period in question and would possibly qualify for the reparations.
Pigford v. Glickman was a class action lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), alleging racial discrimination in its allocation of farm loans and assistance between 1983 and 1997. The lawsuit ended with a settlement in which the U.S. government agreed to pay African American farmers $50,000 each if they had attempted to get USDA help but failed. To date, more than $1 billion was paid or credited to the farmers under the settlement’s consent decree. Democrats then fought to add another $1.2 billion to the money pot and continue with the reparations.
Conservative Representatives Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Steve King (R-IA) called on the Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the Pigford