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Federal Judge halts Joe Biden’s farmer loan forgiveness plan

June 14, 2021

Joe Biden had a plan included in the American Rescue Plan which would help some farmers, to the tune of $4 billion, by forgiving their loans, but yesterday a Judge put a halt to the discriminatory program. Here is more:

A federal judge took the extraordinary rare step of issuing a temporary restraining order halting President Joe Biden’s $4 billion loan forgiveness program for minority farmers, saying the plan replaced one form of discrimination with another because white farmers are excluded.

Wisconsin Judge William Griesbach, a George W. Bush appointee, also claimed the plan did not give adequate examples of recent hardships imposed on minority farmers.

Here is part of what the Judge said in his decision:

“The obvious response to a government agency that claims it continues to discriminate against farmers because of their race or national origin is to direct it to stop: it is not to direct it to intentionally discriminate against others on the basis of their race and national origin,” Griesbach wrote.

“Indeed, Congress can implement race-neutral programs to help farmers and ranchers in need of financial assistance, such as requiring individual determinations of disadvantaged status or giving priority to loans of farmers and ranchers that were left out of the previous pandemic relief funding,” Griesbach wrote. “It can also provide better outreach, education, and other resources. But it cannot discriminate on the basis of race.”

This is such an obvious point that you would think it would not take a Federal Judge to point it out but I guess the old two wrongs do not make a right adage is no longer taught. Or it is too difficult for Joe Biden to comprehend…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 14, 2021 7:13 pm

    Apparently they thought this would fly under the radar….going for broke I guess but it is curious.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 15, 2021 4:28 am

      They figure now’s the time and they are going to go for all of it, we can just hope to stop as much as possible.

      Liked by 1 person

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