Michele Bachmann Hits Aid to Black Farmers

Everyday there is another piece of news about Bachmann that makes me question her character. How is it that Republicans always talk about morals and values and yet spend so much time tearing people down? I hope this does not go away quickly for Bachmann. She needs to be held accountable for her words and actions.

Is Michele Bachmann serious?

The Associated Press is reporting that Bachmann said that a multibillion settlement awarded to black farmers is wasteful government spending.

The charge surfaced after Bachmann and Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa inspected flooded areas along the Missouri River, the AP writes. After the tour, the pair answered a question about whether farmers affected by the flooding should be concerned about proposed cuts to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the report shows.

The pair responded by criticizing a 1999 settlement in what is known as the Pigford case, after the original plaintiff, North Carolina farmer Timothy Pigford, the AP writes. “Late last year, President Barack Obama signed legislation authorizing a new, nearly $1.2 billion settlement for people who were denied payments in the earlier one because they missed deadlines for filing,” the story says.

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