Can the US afford to rebuild Haiti?

Can the US afford to rebuild Haiti?

Created by Hillary on Jan 14, 2010

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Bubba

Four Oaks, NC

#1 Jan 14, 2010
This is a hard question to answer. Yes we need to be the first to come to their side to stabilize and save as many of these people as possible. I do think that we need to be a part of the rebuilding effort but to take it all on the shoulders of the American taxpayer is just asking a bit much. We have already comitted to rebuilding Iraq and Afganistan and our own country is going to shambles because of the economy. Obama needs to work through the United Nations and work together in a combined effort with all countries to come to these peoples aid rather than to volunteer to be a sole supporter. My prayers are with these people and I wish the best for them but we can not continue to be the sole provider for the whole world.

Since: Nov 07

United States

#2 Jan 14, 2010
Bubba wrote:
This is a hard question to answer. Yes we need to be the first to come to their side to stabilize and save as many of these people as possible. I do think that we need to be a part of the rebuilding effort but to take it all on the shoulders of the American taxpayer is just asking a bit much. We have already comitted to rebuilding Iraq and Afganistan and our own country is going to shambles because of the economy. Obama needs to work through the United Nations and work together in a combined effort with all countries to come to these peoples aid rather than to volunteer to be a sole supporter. My prayers are with these people and I wish the best for them but we can not continue to be the sole provider for the whole world.
Nicely said!
Angry Voter

Asheville, NC

#3 Jan 14, 2010
I donated $100 yesterday...do what you can do...
Buncynator

Maxton, NC

#4 Jan 14, 2010
Absolutely.
Bring them all over here, flatten the place and build a wall up along the border of Dominican Republic and then just ship all libtards over from the U.S. and leave them.
Everybody's happy.

Since: Nov 09

Jacksonville, IL

#5 Jan 14, 2010
Buncynator wrote:
Absolutely.
Bring them all over here, flatten the place and build a wall up along the border of Dominican Republic and then just ship all libtards over from the U.S. and leave them.
Everybody's happy.
Ah, another Floridiot has spoken. Send the foreign aid we were going to send to israel, over $30 Billion to Haiti for the next 5 years and Haiti will be a shining star in the Carribbean and it will be a better use of American dollars!
Rose

Morganton, NC

#6 Jan 14, 2010
How could we not help people in the midst such devastation?
357mag

Maxton, NC

#7 Jan 14, 2010
Alberto Gonzo wrote:
<quoted text>Ah, another Floridiot has spoken. Send the foreign aid we were going to send to israel, over $30 Billion to Haiti for the next 5 years and Haiti will be a shining star in the Carribbean and it will be a better use of American dollars!
Any you really believe that silly ass statement I suppose.

Of course it should be no problem to get the current administration to throw the $30,000,000,000 you suggest into a bottomless pit, they seems to have gained sufficient experience within the past year. Second thought, there may not be another 30 billion available, oh what the hell, we can always fire up the presses and put on another shift to print the freebies.

http://www.osac.gov/Reports/report.cfm...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiti

“Obama = One & Done”

Since: May 07

Location hidden

#8 Jan 14, 2010
Alberto Gonzo wrote:
<quoted text>Ah, another Floridiot has spoken. Send the foreign aid we were going to send to israel, over $30 Billion to Haiti for the next 5 years and Haiti will be a shining star in the Carribbean and it will be a better use of American dollars!
You sir are one sick SOB!

“Obama = One & Done”

Since: May 07

Location hidden

#9 Jan 14, 2010
Bubba wrote:
This is a hard question to answer. Yes we need to be the first to come to their side to stabilize and save as many of these people as possible. I do think that we need to be a part of the rebuilding effort but to take it all on the shoulders of the American taxpayer is just asking a bit much. We have already comitted to rebuilding Iraq and Afganistan and our own country is going to shambles because of the economy. Obama needs to work through the United Nations and work together in a combined effort with all countries to come to these peoples aid rather than to volunteer to be a sole supporter. My prayers are with these people and I wish the best for them but we can not continue to be the sole provider for the whole world.
The problem: Corruption in Haiti is nearly as bad as Chicago & New Orleans.

Since: Nov 09

Jacksonville, IL

#10 Jan 14, 2010
Rose wrote:
How could we not help people in the midst such devastation?
Ask Limbaugh and the Fox crowd, today, he and they said "Tuff Titty" to Haiti. While the rest of the world was trying to help, they were making fun of the situation and continuing their partisan barfing.

“Obama = One & Done”

Since: May 07

Location hidden

#11 Jan 15, 2010
Alberto Gonzo wrote:
<quoted text>Ask Limbaugh and the Fox crowd, today, he and they said "Tuff Titty" to Haiti. While the rest of the world was trying to help, they were making fun of the situation and continuing their partisan barfing.
You sir are one sick SOB!

Since: Feb 09

Hickory, NC

#12 Jan 15, 2010
Alberto Gonzo wrote:
<quoted text>Ask Limbaugh and the Fox crowd, today, he and they said "Tuff Titty" to Haiti. While the rest of the world was trying to help, they were making fun of the situation and continuing their partisan barfing.
Heard on CNN ..that wasn't true.
Joe

Banner Elk, NC

#13 Jan 15, 2010
Alberto Gonzo wrote:
<quoted text>Ask Limbaugh and the Fox crowd, today, he and they said "Tuff Titty" to Haiti. While the rest of the world was trying to help, they were making fun of the situation and continuing their partisan barfing.
He said it because the US cannot afford to help Haiti. The US cannot even afford to rebuild New Orleans...and it has been several years! Tell the Haitians to call China.
Paula

United States

#14 Jan 15, 2010
Joe wrote:
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He said it because the US cannot afford to help Haiti. The US cannot even afford to rebuild New Orleans...and it has been several years! Tell the Haitians to call China.
I think Hugo Chavez in Venezuela should be called. In fact, Venezuela should just "annex" Haiti.

Or maybe the Castro's of Cuba should adopt Haiti. Cuba that fine example of socialism at work.

Since: Feb 09

Hickory, NC

#15 Jan 15, 2010
Alberto Gonzo wrote:
<quoted text>Ask Limbaugh and the Fox crowd, today, he and they said "Tuff Titty" to Haiti. While the rest of the world was trying to help, they were making fun of the situation and continuing their partisan barfing.
As you extend your cry for humanitarian aid and bemoan the fact that Haiti is poor and corrupt and all of this is the fault of Jews, repubs, and the US, I can't help but recall your remark when Ky suffered severe ice storms and the Dakotas the floods, that because they had repub representatives in congress, or local repub administrations...that they deserved, nor should they get, any kind of help at all.
Obama must have agreed as his concern was translated into shooting some hoops and never even bothered to do a flyover.
Wrangled

Kernersville, NC

#16 Jan 15, 2010
They must grant U.S. citizenship to the entire popluation of Haiti. It may be a short term strain on the U.S. but we'll become more culturally diverse and we'll have more of a workforce once the economy turns back around.

Perhaps we should wait for Obama-care so they can be insured.
HANKIE

United States

#17 Jan 15, 2010
SEND MEDICAL AIDE AND VOLUNTEERS BUT UNTIL WE CAN REPAY THE MONEY WE OWE, WE HAVE NO BUSINESS SPENDING MORE. I THINK BECAUSE IT GETS MEDIA ATTENTION EVERY PUBLIC OFFICIAL FEELS ITS THERE CHANCE TO LOOK GOOD BY PROMISING TAX PAYERS MONEY, WHY DONT WE VOTE ON HOW TO SPEND OUR MONEY AND ON WHAT!

Since: Nov 09

Jacksonville, IL

#18 Jan 15, 2010
BillyGoatGruff wrote:
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Heard on CNN ..that wasn't true.
All you had to do was see what Limbutt said and see what Fox Noise was doing while the rest of the world tried to help the people suffering in Haiti. Limbutt's own words verify his demeanor and beliefs.

Since: Nov 09

Jacksonville, IL

#19 Jan 15, 2010
BillyGoatGruff wrote:
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As you extend your cry for humanitarian aid and bemoan the fact that Haiti is poor and corrupt and all of this is the fault of Jews, repubs, and the US, I can't help but recall your remark when Ky suffered severe ice storms and the Dakotas the floods, that because they had repub representatives in congress, or local repub administrations...that they deserved, nor should they get, any kind of help at all.
Obama must have agreed as his concern was translated into shooting some hoops and never even bothered to do a flyover.
KY was being taken care of, it was NOT a national emergency/disaster and people like YOU/Repugs were chastizing Obama for not declaring an ice storm where several thousand people were without power for several days, a national emergency. KY and the surrounding states handled the situation quite well using the Red Cross, the National Guard and power companies from other states to support their power company. Why would he need to waste time, money, energy to do a "fly over" when everything was under control and he could see everything on CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC and the loca stations in KY which were all up and operating. He doesn't need to do PR stunts like "W" to be in control and understand the situations. Here, maybe 100,000 died, everything was destroyed and they had no help, no supplies, no power, no water, no food, no shelter and as bodies decay in 90 degree heat, with no fresh water and thousands trapped and dying, Obama responded within the day. SouthCom had the Airport up and running within 24 hours to bring in rescuers and supplies and evacuate severely injured people to Miami and other cities where amputations and care could be provided. YOU and Limbaugh just look for reasons to trash good people. Where were you when dastardly people like Cheney and "W" needed trashing and criticizing. Oh, I am an individual expressing my opinion, Limbutt is a paid pundit of the, well he is the Head of the REPUG party and has millions of likeminded people, like YOU, "dittoheads", who follow and swoon over his every fart. Why do you hate poor black people so much, why does Limbutt hate poor black people so much?

Since: Nov 09

Jacksonville, IL

#20 Jan 15, 2010
Joe wrote:
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He said it because the US cannot afford to help Haiti. The US cannot even afford to rebuild New Orleans...and it has been several years! Tell the Haitians to call China.
But we can waste 3 Trillion dollars on "W's" stupid war with Iraq and rebuild what we blew up, all the while "W" and Gramm were enabeling the Wall Street jews to steal what was left of America's wealth. This week, Goldman Sachs CEO, Blankfein, another rich jew in charge, was before congress trying to justify $70,000,000 salaries and Billions of dollars in bonuses for destroying the economy. How can anyone be worth a $70M salary or get a bonus for losing/stealing Billions of dollars in people's retirement/investment accounts? All the while, we give 6 million jews in israel over $30 Billion just because the jewish lobbyists ask for it!

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