Not familiar with Pigford? Not too surprising unless you read conservative media regularly. Back in early 2010 Andrew Breitbart uncovered that the US Department of Agriculture was engaged in rampant fraud with the blessing of Barack Obama, essentially handing out money to any Native American or African American who claimed - however dishonestly - to be a farmer. A summary states:
In the spirit of citizen journalism overriding mainstream media filters, Wednesday, May 1 will be "Everybody Blog About #Pigford" Day. All journalists, bloggers, and inspired writers are invited to contribute their thoughts about the Pigford scandal--one of Andrew Breitbart's most important and passionate journalistic causes.
This is old news, really, but it is just now receiving national reattention because the NYT finally reported on it - now that Obama's reelection is over and well before the 2014 midterms, doing a 180 from their pro-Pigford stance in Feburary of 2010. Breitbart hired a liberal reporter to investigate further a long time ago. That reporter says:
Fraud and abuse of government programs doesn't stop with Pigford, naturally. It's rampant with food stamps, Obamaphones, "green" energy and transportation, etc. Your tax dollars at work, folks. It shouldn't be news any more than government wastes our money and wants even more taxes hauled in so they can waste even more of it. But it is news, because "the news" won't do something so balanced and nonpartisan as to cover it.