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How many fraudulent cases were filed, really?

Why is this being allowed?

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Asked by lovinangels at 1:17 PM on Dec. 10, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • lovinangels

    Comment by lovinangels (original poster) at 1:18 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • I was all outraged about the gov. not paying black farmers the other day. But now it looks like the original claimants DID get paid, but then another 70,000 others decided they'd like some cash too? Hmmmmm. I don't know how to feel about this.

    Answer by SuperChicken at 1:25 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • The math is a bit fuzzy on this one 33,000 black farmers but 90k+ people filed claims just shows how screwed up our government is.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Ahhh What does it matter? I'm sure they really needed the money......

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 4:42 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • The initial settlement dates from the Clinton administration, when it was estimated that two to three thousand potential claims might ensue under Track A, which provided for liquidated damages of $50,000 each. Over 22,000 claims were filed; 13,348 of those claims were actually approved.

    Pigford took on new life when the Democrats took over Congress in 2006. A new claim period was established because of allegations that tens of thousands of black farmers did not have the opportunity to file claims during the initial settlement period. 




    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:43 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Filed or paid?



    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:35 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • If Congress didn't plan on PAYING for all of these (fraudulent) claims, they wouldn't have recently passed a $4.6 BILLION dollar settlement!! remember there were only SUPPOSED to be around 3000 claims filed at $50,000 a piece.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but my "fuzzy math" skills are having a tough time calculating how approximately a $150 MILLION dollar settlement turns into a MULTI-BILLION dollar settlement?!?!?

    Things that make you go hmmmmm......



    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:53 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

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