Originally Posted by c5driver
This may come off as wrong to most of you and heartless to some of you but just a point of view.
There are earthquakes all over the world all the time. A recent one in China left a lot of people the same as those in Haiti. This country has a lot of it's own problems right now. California with the rains that will cause a lot of mudslides. Children on the streets because their parents lost their jobs. People dying in a war leaving family members at home.
What is this country doing for THIS country??? Giving money away that we don't have. Send the military there to help out with search efforts....fine. But sending millions of dollars to help rebuild with everything that is going on in the country???......pointless.
Now as I said this probably came off as heartless and wrong, but I believe this country is more important than a 3rd world country that can never do anything in return except ask for more.
I'm wholly on board with your post and if anyone says you're heartless and wrong I'll stand with you. Yes I'm heartbroken for the suffering of the innocent but I totally agree if our government put the money they want to just give away all over the world toward the problems we have in this country we might not be having the health care, out of work or homeless issues facing us now.
Haiti is just the current "thing" that many (notable) Americans are using to advance their own agendas - to improve their Nielsens ratings, their approval in political polls or simply make a fast buck. Sad, isn't it.