Wisconsin dairy farmer with two prosthetic legs sues Biden administration over ‘racist’ COVID relief plan that disqualifies him because he is white
- Adam Faust is a plaintiff in the suit filed in federal court in Green Bay last week
- At issue is loan forgiveness program in Biden’s COVID-19 stimulus package
- Non-white farmers are eligible for the program, but white farmers are not
- Faust, who has two prosthetic legs, argues that the program is racist
By KEITH GRIFFITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and ASSOCIATED PRESS
PUBLISHED: 02:09 EDT, 6 May 2021 | UPDATED: 13:03 EDT, 6 May 2021
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The group of plaintiffs joining the lawsuit to challenge the program includes farmers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and Ohio.
The suit contends that excluding white farmers from the program amounts to a violation of the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.
‘Were plaintiffs eligible for the loan forgiveness benefit, they would have the opportunity to make additional investments in their property, expand their farms, purchase equipment and supplies, and otherwise support their families and local communities,’ the lawsuit said.
‘Because plaintiffs are ineligible to even apply for the program solely due to their race, they have been denied the equal protection of the law and therefore suffered harm.’
The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a statement saying it was reviewing the lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Justice, but that the USDA plans to continue to offer loan forgiveness to ‘socially disadvantaged’ farmers.
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What genius came up with this one?
Should be struck down immediately.
And, everyone connected with it should be fired!