Saturday, May 1, 2010

Blanche Lincoln: Black Farmer Emergency Funding Bypasses Pay Go

The U.S. Agriculture Department finalized an agreement to pay $1.25 billion to black farmers by the end of March, for discrimination by USDA offices. Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) wants emergency "status" to get the money paid without being subject to Obama's "Pay-Go," which stipulates Congress must know where the monies are coming from before they can be paid.

Blanche Lincoln

Senator Blanche Lincoln is asking for emergency funding, which will allow Obama's "Pay-Go" to be bypassed. Source: The Hill

Just another day in the neighborhood of No Responsibility, Capitol Hill. Here is some background on the Black Farmers Reparations.

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