Lawyers, and others who have never farmed in their lives, got rich off of taxpayer money – all through a lawsuit against the USDA that was supposed to compensate black farmers for past discrimination.
One black farmer tells me, lawyers said “if you had a potted plant… you’re a farmer. And if you have a yard and you fertilize it, you’re a farmer.”
That’s why 90,000 people got money from the government — even though the USDA and the Black Farmers’ Association say there were only 18,000 black farmers in the country.
A Classic Stossel from 2011.