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There are 21 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Apr 20, 2008, titled Our position: It makes good sense for U.S. to relieve debt of s.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The U.S. House made a compassionate and smart move last week in voting to speed up desperately needed debt relief to Haiti.

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rdw

Orlando, FL

#1 Apr 20, 2008
i want my two bucks back no one asked me if I wanted to give it away they just took it
Foghorn Leghorn

Oviedo, FL

#2 Apr 20, 2008
It is time to stop throwing money into the toilet. We don't gain a thing by helping Haiti except to continually infuse them with the notion that we have "all the money in the world" and that their salvation only can come by somehow reaching here and being allowed to stay. The problem is simply, to get something clean, something else has to get dirty and we end up being the ones to absorb the "dirt". We don't have the wide open, undiscovered, un-explored Wild West where we need thousands of unskilled "bodies" anymore. We have unskilled, uneducated up to our eyebrows already. We are sinking to the bottom of a black and brown pool of good old fashioned Merde.
sojourner

AOL

#3 Apr 20, 2008
Why don't the House and the rest of the government
work on lower health costs, gas prices etc (we know they can do it) so we can afford to help these other countries?
I don't obeject to helping but it would be nice if they asked if I wanted to spend $2 of my money. It seems that the Government has no respect or concern for the PEOPLE of our country. Their biggest concern is their own greed and power. This govenrment was founded "of the people, by the people and for the people", nor for the government!
downtown resident

AOL

#4 Apr 20, 2008
Honestly,$2 is not much to ask, but, why would i want to give money to a country that will "riot"? If they cant even act civil, than I do not give a rat's as$
pudbert_Savannah GA

Vandiver, AL

#5 Apr 20, 2008
Yea since we're so FAT with a money surplus right now..

When will liberals stop trying to feel good giving other peoples money away?

Usually the liberals that come up with the ideas of giving money away,, aren't the ones that are paying squat for taxes.

That's why most people turn Republican by the age of 30 when they start making decent money. Only then they understand what it's like to have the dummycrats bleed them dry of a more substantial amount of their income.
Republitard

Orlando, FL

#6 Apr 20, 2008
Surreeee... the government should only give money to Bush friendly corporations right ?

After seven years of Republicanomics and a recession/depression right around the corner. Please spare us your economic advice you have done enough already.
pudbert_Savannah GA wrote:
Yea since we're so FAT with a money surplus right now..
When will liberals stop trying to feel good giving other peoples money away?
Usually the liberals that come up with the ideas of giving money away,, aren't the ones that are paying squat for taxes.
That's why most people turn Republican by the age of 30 when they start making decent money. Only then they understand what it's like to have the dummycrats bleed them dry of a more substantial amount of their income.
Mr Perfect

Dallas, TX

#7 Apr 20, 2008
pudbert_Savannah GA wrote:
Yea since we're so FAT with a money surplus right now..
When will liberals stop trying to feel good giving other peoples money away?
Usually the liberals that come up with the ideas of giving money away,, aren't the ones that are paying squat for taxes.
That's why most people turn Republican by the age of 30 when they start making decent money. Only then they understand what it's like to have the dummycrats bleed them dry of a more substantial amount of their income.
That is really unfair. You label this with being a liberal move. While compassionate yes. Not liberal. We should ,If we go to work every day and follow our laws. Be able to live and raise our families with hope and good education with thoughts of a productive future. But instead we are leaving them with the looks of our country today. I don.t think we should send haiti a dime to help other than red cross feedings. I also think a real world record of debt to other nations be made easily public for all to see. If a country turns itself around then it should be required to give back to the world in the same manner. There are too many american workers that are in the middle of their work life that know they will have to work until they drop. All while corporate america makes record earnings and the (seemingly?) make great gains in their net worth. We have to learn that a continued path will only lead to no one left to do this in the world. I do not beleive that if america fell and the world needed a new leader. Any country would be as free to care for the world as we. If we truely care about the world as a whole. We must do what it takes to make the people who live in this freedom to not panick about their own and their childrens future.
pudbert_Savannah GA

Vandiver, AL

#9 Apr 20, 2008
Mr Perfect wrote:
<quoted text>That is really unfair. You label this with being a liberal move. While compassionate yes. Not liberal. We should ,If we go to work every day and follow our laws. Be able to live and raise our families with hope and good education with thoughts of a productive future. But instead we are leaving them with the looks of our country today. I don.t think we should send haiti a dime to help other than red cross feedings. I also think a real world record of debt to other nations be made easily public for all to see. If a country turns itself around then it should be required to give back to the world in the same manner. There are too many american workers that are in the middle of their work life that know they will have to work until they drop. All while corporate america makes record earnings and the (seemingly?) make great gains in their net worth. We have to learn that a continued path will only lead to no one left to do this in the world. I do not beleive that if america fell and the world needed a new leader. Any country would be as free to care for the world as we. If we truely care about the world as a whole. We must do what it takes to make the people who live in this freedom to not panick about their own and their childrens future.
So you're saying that even though we can't address the homeless and hungry at home, we should give tons of money to a country that has very little chance of ever making an economy that could sustain itself?
Maxfield

Orlando, FL

#10 Apr 20, 2008
Haiti has the inability to ever improve itself. This is a continuing entitlement given to this barren impoverished country that has no solution. Unfortunately, the entitlement does not stop the flood of immigrants to Pine Hills.
Money Down Rathole

Maitland, FL

#11 Apr 20, 2008
Our own people are hurting. Maybe we should invest this giveaway money by helping american FIRST. SUCH AS--- rebuilting our school systems, interstate highways, mortgage mess, seeing to it that the veterans that are committing sucicide at the rate of 18 soldiers per day, or 32,000 in the last five years get the help they need, health care for millions of americans that have none or such pitiful policies that they might as well have none, decreasing the skyrocketing rate of infant mortality, built enough prisons and hire enough judges and cops to make it safe for our kids to play outside and the rest of us to go to Walmart to buy groceries, pay down our balloning national debt, plus a few other dozen major domestic crisis items that need attention. Plus, when the US Army went to Haiti a few years ago to restore civil government there, we, the txpayers via our so-called elcted representatives, forgave over $250,000,000 dollars in past due loans. MORE MONEY DOWN THE RATHOLE. SO IF THE SENTINEL EDITORIAL WRITERS FEEL LIKE CHIPPING THEN, THEY SHOULD PASS THE HAT AND LEAVE THE HURTING TAXPAYERS THE HELL ALONE, UNLESS OF COURSE YOU WANT TO LOOK IN THE FACE OF YOUR CENTRAL FLORIDA READERS AND TELL THEM THAT THE US TREASURY HAS NO MONEY TO HELP THEM KEEP THEIR HOMES. BUT FACTS DO HAVE A STRANGE WAY OF GETTING IN THE WAY OF SUCH SORELY CONSIDERED EDITORIALS. One last thing, the Haitian Woemen have one of the highest birthrates in the World and THE highest in the Western Hemisphere. Charity begins at home folks.
Republitard

Orlando, FL

#12 Apr 20, 2008
You are a perfect example of why inbreeding is against the law.
Ahab the Arab wrote:
This a a nation of your coloreds. There is not a single nation of negroes throughout the world who successfully govern themselves. Go figure.
Dennis Vazquez

United States

#13 Apr 20, 2008
My puerto rican aunt told me when I left the army in 1989 that one of the biggest problems Haiti has is that they use all the trees for fuel and because so many trees have been cut down the rich topsoil has washed away. Even today Haiti imports almost 50 percent of their food even though when it was a french colony it was considered some of the most productive farm land in the Carribbean. Obviously what the Haitians need more than anything is an alternative fuel product and eduction on how to best restore their farmland.
Ahab the Moron

Sanford, FL

#14 Apr 20, 2008
Ahab the Arab wrote:
This a a nation of your coloreds. There is not a single nation of negroes throughout the world who successfully govern themselves. Go figure.
You've made this same stupid claim before as if the white guy Bush were successfully running things. Stick to the the subject you moron. The article is about giving money to Haiti just as weve done to countless other nations. It's not about race. Stick to the subject at hand.
matt

Orlando, FL

#15 Apr 20, 2008
Haiti was the second nation after America to revolt and achieve independence from a Colonial Power (France). It all went down hill from there. Perhaps the enlightened UN would rise to the occasion and actually help someone without the US funding it.
TheRunningNurse

Deland, FL

#16 Apr 20, 2008
THIS IS RIDICULOUS. Those of you who in Washington ( and elsewhere ) who want to feel good, please donate your OWN money.

Our OWN nation is in desperate need. WHAT ABOUT US ??? I just spent $3.47 for a gallon of gas. In the last 5 years gas prices have MORE than doubled. MY own grocery bill had DOUBLED and MY family is forced to eat cheaper foods. MY company sponsored health insurance plan has gotten too expensive...I am now paying $700/month for the 3 of us...and it won't pay a nickel until we meet our $5500 deductible. In the first year I owned my home, the property tax DOUBLED.
I am not alone...there are millions more like me who are going into the poor house.
WHERE IS THE AID FOR ME ?!?!

I think there will be a time in the not so distant future that the United States is going to face "brain drain"...this is when the educated, working Middle class leaves this nation and finds another home.
Then who will be left to work ?
TheRunningNurse

Deland, FL

#17 Apr 20, 2008
Ahab the Moron wrote:
<quoted text>
You've made this same stupid claim before as if the white guy Bush were successfully running things. Stick to the the subject you moron. The article is about giving money to Haiti just as weve done to countless other nations. It's not about race. Stick to the subject at hand.
I hate to say it, but Ahab the Arab actually made a good point. I have been searching on the internet for a successful, properous nation that is run by a black government and haven't found one.

The only aid we need to give it Haiti is BIRTH CONTROL.
hennipenni

Eddyville, KY

#19 Apr 20, 2008
Voo-doo is the main religion in Haiti. The Christian missionaries in Haiti operate feeding staions for the orphan children, and a few for the homeless elderly. Perhaps the NAACP, or Oprah, or BET, could host a fund-raising concert, to buy food for the feeding stations already in place. Don't give the money to the elite - it will not be spent on the needy.
Jessica

Sanford, FL

#20 Apr 20, 2008
I take offense at some comments here. I am a democrat (liberal if you will), and I am against this. We need to help OUR OWN first! I agree that we need to fix our education system, ridiculous gas prices, and stop give tax breaks to wealthy corporations. Fix our country, then we can do fundraisers for Haiti.
Tencfan

Milpitas, CA

#21 Apr 20, 2008
Republitard wrote:
You are a perfect example of why inbreeding is against the law.
<quoted text>
The comment was not so elequently put, but how true it is. Ahab, name one country governed by afformentioned people that has any order and proficiency?

I`ll wait...
JEFF

Stamford, CT

#22 May 6, 2008
Wtf!! Are You Guys Talking About......i Agree With The Fact That We Have The Worst President In The World, But If We Have All That "money" We Should Be Able To Help Our Allies, And Haiti Is Not Just A Country, I Know None Of You Guys Know That The U.s Has Army Base In Haiti, And Its The U.s That Took The Haitians President Away, That's What The Fuk I Hate About Americans....always Worrying About Themselves, That Bastard President Always Talking About This Stupid War On Terror. If This President Did Not Go To War For This Stupid Oil We Wouldnt Be In This Very Bad Shape In The U.s, Hate Me All You Want But Its My Opinion In This Issue....dont You Notice Since We Went To War Everything Just Collapse...like Work With Me Here, Bush Is Friends With Those Terrorist, And You Guys Know That....it Just Hurt To See How You Guys Feel About Other Countries, And Its A Shame How You Talk Like That Idiot President We Have Now

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