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    Re: Rebuliding Haiti

    I think the US should help aid a rebuilding of Haiti, but better yet I think it would be beneficial if we invested in Haitian companies and helped build their economy through capitalism and trade. If the US eternally funds Haiti then people will say that we are trying to take them over, and if we do nothing people will say that we are heartless war mongerers (The US can never truly win in these situations, kinda like Italy saying we help to make us look good and Chavez saying we used an earthquake machine to destroy Haiti so we can take it over ).

    Also, we need to encourage a strong free market economy within Haiti and maybe "forcefully encourage" a good Haitian government. All the leaders they've had have been corrupt beyond all measure, it's primarily the fault of their government for Haiti being an impoverished nation. I went there in 2007 and the president was given millions of dollars from the US and Canada to build housing in Port Au Prince (definitely enough money). He put up a steel frame for the building and then ran out of money (gee, I wonder how?) Then he asked for more saying millions weren't enough.... I saw those steel frames too, they looked like an amateur built them. The Haitian government needs to be the first thing that changes, it really ticks me off with how corrupt they are and the injustice that is done towards the people.

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    Re: Rebuliding Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    I couldn't agree more.......
    We need to stop giving entitlements to foreign nations....
    #1 on the cutting block should be Israel.
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    Re: Rebuliding Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    #1 on the cutting block should be Israel.
    I disagree, it keeps the rags on their toes.....
    & gives them a beat down when they get uppity....

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    Re: Rebuliding Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    #1 on the cutting block should be Israel.
    Why? They actually act responsibly with the aid we give them. They combat terrorism and aren't politically weak like other nations who are to scared to do anything... We give tons to Palestine as well, if anything that needs to stop. Israel=responsible aid receiver, why cut funding for that?

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    Re: Rebuliding Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Why? They actually act responsibly with the aid we give them. They combat terrorism and aren't politically weak like other nations who are to scared to do anything... We give tons to Palestine as well, if anything that needs to stop. Israel=responsible aid receiver, why cut funding for that?
    It's really off-topic in this thread so after this I won't discuss it further here, but the only reason we're funding Israel at all, if we're honest, is because a bunch of delusional Christians want to keep it alive long enough for all the Jews to get wiped out in the end-times apocalypse. We have to keep them going long enough to rebuild the temple. If it wasn't for that and a bit of guilt over the holocaust, we wouldn't have been spending billions of dollars to keep them around.

    If they want to survive, they ought to be able to do it on their own without clutching onto America's skirt hem. They receive more foreign aid than any other nation on the planet, it's time for them to grow up and stand on their own two feet for once in their existence.

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    Re: Rebuliding Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    #1 on the cutting block should be Israel.
    #1 should be South Korea.
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    Re: Rebuliding Haiti

    think how much money we would have here at home, if we quit subsidizing the rest of the World.
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    Re: Rebuliding Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    think how much money we would have here at home, if we quit subsidizing the rest of the World.
    If they ask for help and need help and we are able to help then we should help. But the consequence of asking for help should be annexation. Then they wouldn't have to ask again every few years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    If they ask for help and need help and we are able to help then we should help. But the consequence of asking for help should be annexation. Then they wouldn't have to ask again every few years.
    Good idea. America could be like the Worlds Pawn shop. --You want money, put your Country up as collateral, till you pay us back with interest.---I like it.
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    Re: Rebuliding Haiti

    Our national debt, caused by fear, anong other things, should have little to do with this..
    Haiti should be allowed to go "communist", if the Haitians think this will help..
    Why is it that all our consumer goods are made in China ?
    Having all of the people working, doing constructive things is the way to improve any nation, particularly ours..
    I must admit, I do not really know what their problem is, does any Haitian know?
    If so, then we may have the answer...
    I do hope that none of the posters here are in any way, decision-makers.

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