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Steve King Stands Against Reparations (Discrimination Settlement)
Steve King and Michele Bachmann bravely stood up to Big Discriminated Black Farmer on the House floor last night, arguing against the Pigford II and Cobell settlements, which provide for the government to pay claims to black farmers against whom it once discriminated. According to Steve King, in an artful flourish, these payments are merely reparations for slavery, because black people + farming = slavery. DO THE MATH. Also, President Obama does not care for REAL farmers, who are white. He only cares about black farmers, who are somehow fake and "urban," despite being farmers . King: "Figure this out, Madame Speaker: We have a very, very urban Senator, Barack Obama, who has decided he's going to run for president, and what does he do?" He sighs because he has to deal with bigots like Steve King.
"We've got to stand up at some point and say, 'We are not gonna pay slavery reparations in the United States Congress,'" he said. "That war's been fought. That was over a century ago. That debt was paid for in blood and it was paid for in the blood of a lot of Yankees, especially. And there's no reparations for the blood that paid for the sin of slavery. No one's filing that claim.
HEY BLACKIES: SOME WHITE PEOPLE DIED TO ABOLISH SLAVERY, SO YOU ARE ALL SQUARED AWAY WITH OUR WHITE GOVERNMENT AND YOU CAN NEVER FEEL SLIGHTED BY ANYTHING IT HAS EVER DONE OR ASK IT TO ASSIST YOU. [ TPM ]