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Tennessee farmers tell Sara Carter: COVID relief bill ‘promotes division’ within the farming community

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Sara Carter spoke with Tennessee farmers who will not receive any government assistance from the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package based on its race criteria.

In a “Hannity” exclusive on Monday, farmers blamed President Joe Biden for “promoting division” within the recently enacted COVID relief bill.

The COVID relief bill will be providing minority farmers with special benefits. According to Carter, half of the $10.4 billion package dedicated to American farmers will only be going towards minority farmers.

“I’m sorry, but I was raised to not see color and not to see race, but to see the character and the person’s heart,” Tennessee farmer Kelly Griggs told Carter. “That’s how I was raised, that’s how the farming community sees each other.”

“The government has basically said ‘OK, this is what we are doing, whether you like it or not.’ Because farmers throughout the years, that’s what we’ve had to take. They’ve made policies for us without even stepping foot on our farm,” Griggs said.

According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, the relief package includes an estimated $4 billion to pay up to 120% of Black, Hispanic, Asian or Native American farmers’ outstanding debt as of Jan. 1.

According to USDA data, fewer than 2% of farms were run by black farmers in 2017.

“If you go into a bank, if you go into any place that loans you money, they’re not going to look at who you are by color or race, they’re going to look at your numbers on a piece of paper. If you don”t meet that criteria, if you don’t meet that rule, you don’t get that money, you don’t get the loan,” Kelly Griggs said.

“I think this bill… not only promotes division in the farming community, but just in people in general,” Kelly’s husband Matt Griggs added.

Follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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No help at our border, but Biden announces $5 billion going to bike paths, wider sidewalks

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In the world of Democrat delusion, they think $5 billion is necessary, at this point in time, to make bike paths and widen side walks. You cannot make this up. They have approved $40 billion in aide to Ukraine in a heartbeat under President Biden, while having rejected former President Trump’s request for a mere $5 billion to secure our border.

The news also comes as fentanyl and the drug overdoses are the number one cause of death in the U.S. There’s also an increase in human smuggling and extortion to pay to cross the border. But no; let’s make some bike paths and widen sidewalks. That is an immediate emergency.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced Monday that money will be used over five years under his department’s new “Safe Streets & Roads for All” program. The $5 billion ini federals funds will be used “to slow down cars chia more speed cameras, carve out bike paths and wider sidewalks and urging commuters to public transit” reports Daily Mail.

“The aim will be to provide a direct infusion of federal cash to communities that pledge to promote safety for the multiple users of a roadway, particularly pedestrians and bicyclists.” The announcement also coincides with the six-month anniversary of President Biden’s infrastructure legislation, and the beginning of the 2022 “infrastructure week.”

The desire to fix roads is a noble one, as “road traffic injuries also are the leading cause of death among young people aged 5-29. Young adults aged 15-4 account for more than half of all road deaths” reports Daily Mail, which adds:

Still, much of the federal roadmap relies on cooperation from cities and states, and it could take months if not years to fully implement with discernible results – too late to soothe 2022 midterm voters unsettled by this and other pandemic-related ills, such as rising crime.

The latest U.S. guidance Monday invites cities and localities to sketch out safety plans in their applications for the federal grants, which are to be awarded late this year.

It cites examples of good projects as those that promise to transform a high-crash roadway, such as by adding rumble strips to slow cars or installing speed cameras, which the department says could provide more equitable enforcement than police traffic stops; flashing beacons for pedestrian crosswalks; new ‘safe routes’ via sidewalks or other protected pathways to school or public transit in underserved communities; and other ‘quick build’ roadway changes designed with community input.

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