District of Corruption
The Obama administration has used the lame duck session of the 111th Congress to sneak reparations to black farmers and Indians through the Senate. This was completely off the radar screen. I haven’t heard anyone talking about this.
WASHINGTON – The Senate has approved almost $4.6 billion to settle long-standing claims brought by American Indians and black farmers against the government.
The money has been held up for months in the Senate as Democrats and Republicans squabbled over how to pay for it. The two class action lawsuits were filed over a decade ago.
The settlements include almost $1.2 billion for black farmers who say they suffered discrimination at the hands of the Agriculture Department. Also, $3.4 billion would go to Indian landowners who claim they were swindled out of royalties by the Interior Department. The legislation was approved in the Senate by voice vote Friday and sent to the House. . . .
I’m about to search for the voice vote on the bill. Louis March has written a book about this ripoff. I got of copy when I will still in Virginia.
Voice Vote: A vote in which the Presiding Officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say “Yea” or “Nay,” respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of Senators voting on each side are not recorded.