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How about a "hope for America" for those whose lives have been destroyed by the economy - or lack thereof?
Actually I have donated everyday since the earthquake since I pay taxes.
I am with OonlyBonly. We need to get our economy, health care, roads, etc.In general words, We, the American people need to be put before the world in taking care of the down trodden, helpless, and hopeless.
I am a product of our economy. I lost my job in March, I send out resumes WHEN there are jobs to apply for. I am losing my home and I just had to give my car back last week, because I am unable to make the payments. I was making good money, paying for all of my responsibilities. Now, this....there have been all of these bailouts for large companies, why so they can harrass the little guys when they fall behind on thier bills. I am not trying to take away from from the tragic events in Haiti. I know they are in desperate need of help. But what about the middle income person, losing everything everything in the US??
How about helping those right here in the states?
Choice D-- We have already donated, without waiting for Hollywood to fall all over itself. Instead of showcasing their singing, dancing, etc., if most of those mega-rich actors & musicians would each donate a few million, they'd soon hit their goal without asking ordinary, scraping-by citizens to do a danged thing.
Nonetheless, many of us would still be glad to help as much as we can. I have no problem with donating when the poorest country in the hemisphere is absolutely decimated.
I strongly suspect that those whose kneejerk reaction is with "why help them when we could be helping those here in the States" don't do that either AND didn't ask any questions at all (and don't even know) about the bottomless moneypit Bush got us into in Iraq. (A country which, if you remember, had NOTHING to do with 9/11, and which he planned to invade from the moment he was installed by the Supreme Court.)
It never fails to amaze me how certain people scream their heads off over helping someone who is genuinely in need and without resources (they made the same noises after Katrina, which WAS here in the States), while going about their day-to-day business saying nothing about (for instance) money squandered in Iraq, obscene subsidies to corporate farming, even more obscene subsidies to Big Oil, etc... Not a peep.
Ksmax, very sorry to hear that your life has been upended by the economy--sounds like you have been exceptionally hard hit. Your comments, nonetheless, were understanding toward the Haitians. "They" may take your car, but they can't take your humanity!
I would guess that if you told any of the "Haiti relief" organizers what was going on in your life right now, they'd agree that you are NOT the target donor. Most of us, even with tightened belts, are not in as bad shape as that financially, and can spare a little for people who literally have nothing left--and have probably lost loved ones, to boot. That doesn't mean we are ignoring needs here in America (to those who seem to think it's an either/or deal), it just means we reach inside and do a little more if we can.
I have donated a little but I hope to donate more later specifically for smart rebuilding and education. I do not agree with using the uniform building code as a standard, It is corporate friendly and environmentally dated. I hope I can find a charity or organization committed to building greener, less dependent on the grid (which doesn't exist there in the way we know it) earthquake resistant should be the code. Maybe Haiti could develop its own sustainable code. In crisis comes opportunity. I can't afford a new car, but keeping to budget lets me pay my bills. When I can't afford to spare even a few cents for other human beings , be they Katrina, terrorist, earthquake victims then I need to go to counseling. I often wonder if it is only drunks who feel that selfish?
Screw Hati............and they give away tax dollars to them; which we dont have anyway..............how about helping the united states..........
We will give where we can drop off bottled water, and simple medical supplies that are needed. I don't really trust anyone asking for money for Haiti (especially Hollywood cockroaches).
Man I am glad I worked Friday night...I remember how crappy the one after 9/11 was and how it hijacked every station.
put a huge metal container in a public parking lot and let us fill it with bottled water and canned goods, you scamming relief fund jerks do not deserve your cut. I'm curious how much of every dollar donated actually makes it to any area of devastation I bet less than %75, just a guess, anyone?
That sort of information is pretty open and available and from your comment, it is clear you would rather live with your supposition than bother to know the facts.
How embarassing for you.
i donated to the american red cross at dillons.
my donation goes too the humane socitety ...
Why is the America red cross getting involved? The international red cross should be doing this. When I donate money to the America red cross because of the name I assumed it would be just for the people of the united states. Doing this I have decided to not donate money to them again.
No, I too am tired of donating huge amounts, we have our own problems and no will help us, they will probably cheer. Haiti is a hotbed of corruption so send food, water, and medical help, that's is it. It will be much more than they had before the earthquake.
Not that I am disagreeing
Thank you DirecTV for PPV movies...I spent $5 on a movie instead.
I donate to the NRA
great population control. dont donate, keep your dollars in our country.
I hadn't heard this liberal buzz word: Corporate Fascism. Silly liberals.
For the people of Haiti-- I have already donated new clothes through my kids' daycare, pennies through my kids' school and dollars on my cell phone bill through the Red Cross.
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."
--Franklin D. Roosevelt
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