Clinton: Donors still holding out on Haiti pledges

There are 31 comments on the Salon.com story from Aug 6, 2010, titled Clinton: Donors still holding out on Haiti pledges. In it, Salon.com reports that:

Bill Clinton said Friday that international donors are still reluctant to make good on billions of dollars in pledges for Haiti's post-earthquake reconstruction.

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NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS

Stockton, CA

#1 Aug 6, 2010
Come on you cheapskates!! Bitch Hillary gave $10.00

$10 WHOLE DOLLARS!!

BTW, she expects to be sainted for this "charitable act".
Glasnos

El Paso, TX

#2 Aug 6, 2010
Given the progress and unaccounted for dollars ... I don't blame them ... there is too much money and too many crooks in charge. five years from now 75% of that money will have disappeared, and Haiti will be no better off.
LOL

Tampa, FL

#4 Aug 7, 2010
They didn't know Bill's hand was going to be in the till when they pledged.
Storm Warning

De Forest, WI

#5 Aug 7, 2010
they can have the clintons
Responsiblity

South San Francisco, CA

#6 Aug 7, 2010
Despite the meanspirited comments above, our country is a giving nation and despite the blue dress obsessives who fixate on the inane, Bill Clinton is attempting to help those in need.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Mount Dora, FL

#7 Aug 7, 2010
Bill is an Idiot. Most of the Donor money is siphoned away by the criminal government and other tentacles while Bilbo Baggins is off in another country.

If you're going to do a job, get down their and really help manage this bad situation. Otherwise just say it's too much for you to handle and leave.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Mount Dora, FL

#11 Aug 7, 2010
Why Is The US Military Occupying Four Airports In Haiti?

January 21, 2010 by politicaltheatrics
Filed under Western Imperialism

The United States is now operating at four airports to ferry aid and relief supplies to quake-devastated Haiti, a senior US military commander said Thursday.

In addition to the Caribbean nation’s main port of entry, Port-au-Prince airport, US forces were also now at work at airports in the coastal city of Jacmel.

They were also operating in the neighboring Dominican Republic at San Isidro and Barahona, US Southern Command chief General Douglas Fraser said.

Around 11,000 US military personnel are currently controlling the operations both on the ground and offshore aboard US Navy and Coast Guard vessels, and another 4,000 US troops are expected to arrive in the coming days.

The Americans’ controlling of the aid operations has raised tensions with some countries. Bolivia and Venezuela have criticized its heavy presence and France earlier expressed annoyance after aid planes were delayed from landing.

French Secretary of State for Cooperation Alain Joyandet called on the United Nations to clarify the US role in Haiti, saying the priority was “helping Haiti, not occupying Haiti.”

http://www.politicaltheatrics.net/2010/01/why...
Telmark

Chico, CA

#12 Aug 7, 2010
This is funny considering that Clinton broke the "oath of office" pledge he took.

Gee Billy, how's it feel to be lied to?

BTW, why isn't Clinton "attempting to help" the Americans who are suffering from the Gulf oil spill and various flooding disasters, etc?

Could this be due to the fact that we'd have the ability to verify that the money actually went towards the cause and not into the pockets of a bunch of crooks?
Responsiblity

South San Francisco, CA

#13 Aug 7, 2010
Telmark, I suggest that you never give money to any kind of charity to help others - whether in this country or beyond.

Luckily for the world, others are more generous.
Telmark

United States

#14 Aug 7, 2010
Responsiblity wrote:
Telmark, I suggest that you never give money to any kind of charity to help others - whether in this country or beyond.
Luckily for the world, others are more generous.
I have donated money numerous times in the past and I plan on doing it again as the need arises. My wife and I, in fact, selflessly donated 3/4 of our monthly budget to the Katrina victims (we pretty much "skipped" the following Xmas in order to cover this expenditure). I might also note that neither one of us have ever "written off" any donation on our taxes.

However, we now spend the time and effort to research the integrity of the charity, or charities, before donating to them. We do this because we have no interest in making irresponsible donations to a greedy "charity" that soaks up as much as 97 cents of every dollar donated in "overhead costs" (i.e. outrageous salaries and "business" expenses, outright corruption, etc).

You, on the other hand, have the right to make irresponsible donations to any greedy "charity" that your "heart" desires. It's the "thought" that counts with people like you right?

“Freedom Demands Responsibility”

Since: Aug 09

21st Century

#15 Aug 7, 2010
Woof, Remember, the money is somewhere between the donor's promise and Haiti's receiving it. That includes a stop in Bill Clinton's hands.
Jster

Scottsmoor, FL

#16 Aug 7, 2010
"Could this be due to the fact that we'd have the ability to verify that the money actually went towards the cause and not into the pockets of a bunch of crooks?"

Well the easiest way for both sides to be happy is the donating nation and Haiti hires the company to do the relief work... Oh wait that has already happened... I have been waiting to go to Haiti since March. Now its time for the country to pony up the money so I can go down there.
Responsiblity

South San Francisco, CA

#17 Aug 7, 2010
Telmark wrote:
<quoted text>
You, on the other hand, have the right to make irresponsible donations to any greedy "charity" that your "heart" desires. It's the "thought" that counts with people like you right?
Dear, as you say, we individually make donations to those in need and to those charities worthy of our money.

We should try and keep politics out of our decisions as they sometimes are colored with hate and not rational and reasoned generosity to those in need - an important "thought" when making individual decisions that "count"
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#18 Aug 7, 2010
Petition to Renew the Bush Tax Cuts
I, the undersigned, an American citizen, taxpayer, and voter.

Whereas the U.S. is facing one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression;

Whereas consumer spending and economic activity has contracted causing the downturn and high unemployment;

Whereas the Bush tax cuts, enacted in 2001 and 2003, will fully and automatically expire as of Dec. 31, 2010;

Whereas the expiration of these cuts will cause a massive tax rate increase for almost all working Americans, including those in the:

35% bracket which will increase to 39.6%
33% bracket which will increase to 36%
28% bracket which will increase to 31%
25% bracket which will increase to 28%
10% and 15% will condense to 15%
Whereas the capital gains tax will increase from 15% to 20%

Whereas the tax on dividends will increase from 15% to 39.6%

We demand that our representatives in Congress fully and completely renew the Bush tax cuts; and do so without delay to ensure public confidence in the markets and economy.

Here Bubba,some real work for you to do for Americans??

Since: Jan 10

Las Vegas, NV

#19 Aug 7, 2010
The article did not say who is managing the effort. If the U.N. is involved, it's another "oil for food" scandal like Annan managed in Iraq.
NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS

Stockton, CA

#20 Aug 7, 2010
Hopefully the worthless clintons will stay in Haiti, then they can be that douchebag sean penns neighbor!
numbers

Santa Clara, CA

#21 Aug 7, 2010
Helping Haiti is like helping Al-Qaida.
arby

Lansing, IL

#22 Aug 7, 2010
Responsiblity wrote:
Despite the meanspirited comments above, our country is a giving nation and despite the blue dress obsessives who fixate on the inane, Bill Clinton is attempting to help those in need.
like himself and hillary.
arby

Lansing, IL

#23 Aug 7, 2010
FreeDog wrote:
Woof, Remember, the money is somewhere between the donor's promise and Haiti's receiving it. That includes a stop in Bill Clinton's hands.
well, he did have chelsea's wedding to pay for you know.
gene pool reject

Fort Dodge, IA

#24 Aug 8, 2010
Perhaps wet willie had you not gotten involved they could trust the program was run correctly.

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