One can be sure this will get big airplay in the Spanish-speaking media-and be ignored by mainstream media outlets. From Judicial Watch (Via Big Government):
The U.S. government's minority cash giveaway for "discriminated" farmers has reached a new level, with an improved process that makes it faster and easier for Hispanics to get awards much larger than previously announced.
The goal is to make amends to those who suffered discrimination when seeking farm loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the agency charged with doling out billions in reparation money. A few years ago black farmers got $1.25 billion to settle discrimination allegations and last summer the Obama Administration announced a new pot of "compensation" cash--$1.33 billion--for women and Hispanics.
Originally, under that plan, Hispanics who felt they were victims of USDA discrimination could get up to $50,000 to make up for their suffering. To get the word out the feds launched an impressive bilingual advertising and public relations campaign that includes national outreach tours by top USDA officials as well as Justice Department bigwigs because that agency is sort of overseeing it.
This month the USDA quietly increased the amount of money that each discriminated Hispanic farmer can collect by five times, to $250,000. The agency also announced an "updated claims process" that simplifies and speeds things up so the victims can get their government cash faster. Victims are encouraged to participate in the simplified process and are assured that there is no filing fee or other costs.
There are other goodies outlined in this report that are targeted to minority groups, including Hispanics. Univision, the nation's largest Spanish-speaking media outlet, and one controlled by a liberal Democrat and big donor to Barack Obama, will surely be broadcasting this far and wide to the Spanish-speaking population.
Of course, the Hispanic voting block is key in swing states that are crucial for President Obama to pick up.
As Obama himself said on Spanish-speaking media, politics is about rewarding your friends and punishing your enemies. Clearly, he wants to give away taxpayer money and expects to be rewarded on Election Day. This is happening in an era of sky-high deficits and spending; it is also happening while farmers - Hispanic or not - are enjoying huge profits.
Welcome to Cook County's way of doing business: buying votes one vote at a time.