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Obama: Haiti Is A "Top Priority"
Friends of Ours ^ | 01/14/10 | Friends of Ours

Posted on 01/14/2010 8:04:51 AM PST by AtlasStalled

Obama this morning announced that "the U.S. response to the disaster in Haiti will require 'every element of our national capacity,' including military and civilian forces, to deliver aid" as reported by Roger Runningen and Hans Nichols for Bloomberg:

The president, making a statement at the White House, said he told government agency and department heads that rescue and relief efforts in Haiti "must be a top priority." The U.S. will put $100 million into relief efforts, Obama said.

Spreading generosity and compassion thoughout the world is all well and good but what about making the disasterous American economy -- you know, the economy with a true unemployment rate of 22%, record home foreclosures, a $12 trillion national debt, a looming dollar crisis -- a "top priority" for U.S. agencies? No doubt the $100 million pledged by Obama -- on top of all the manpower resources directed out of the United States into Haiti -- is just the beginning. As the old saying goes: the cobbler's children are always shoeless.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: americangenerosity; earthquake; generousamericans; haiti; haitianearthquake; haitiearthquake; haitiquake; haitiquake2010; humanitarianrelief; relief; usmilitary; ussoutherncommand

1 posted on 01/14/2010 8:04:53 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

The man is insane. 22nd amendment anyone? What about us!


2 posted on 01/14/2010 8:07:31 AM PST by screaminsunshine (!!three if by government)
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To: AtlasStalled

57th State?


3 posted on 01/14/2010 8:08:53 AM PST by jersey117
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To: AtlasStalled
Yeah, whatever, Obama.

Raila Odinga's favorite cousin doesn't give a rat's ass about the Fort Hood murders, and he doesn't even wear a necktie when he is speaking to the media some 3 days after a black muslim tried to blow up an airliner.

But yeah, Haiti is the priority, right?

4 posted on 01/14/2010 8:11:21 AM PST by GI Joe Fan (GI Joe represents Real American Heroes, not a bunch of globalist drones.)
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To: AtlasStalled

maybe Detroit should be his top priority..


5 posted on 01/14/2010 8:13:18 AM PST by wny
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To: AtlasStalled
This is great. Seriously, nobody can fix Haiti. Not even before the earthquake, and now forget about it. The smartest thing he could do was to say he was "Cooperating with the UN relief efforts". That way when the relief efforts fail, as anything in Haiti is doomed to fail, he could dump the responsibility on the UN. Now by saying it is a top priority this becomes his Katerina.

Hold him to the fire till he gets burned.
6 posted on 01/14/2010 8:13:44 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Such generosity with other peoples’ money taken at the point of a gun if necessary to induce compliance.


7 posted on 01/14/2010 8:14:08 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Freedom's Precious Metals: Gold, Silver and Lead))
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To: AtlasStalled

Giving away stolen money is top priority. No matter where, no matter why.


8 posted on 01/14/2010 8:14:51 AM PST by all the best
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To: AtlasStalled

what is not considered a top priorty?


9 posted on 01/14/2010 8:16:37 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards,com)
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To: AtlasStalled

National Security first you black communists Muslim fool.


10 posted on 01/14/2010 8:16:40 AM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: all the best

He is such a racist. He focuses on Haiti while in the USA there are many,many problems that need correction.


11 posted on 01/14/2010 8:17:11 AM PST by hal ogen
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To: AtlasStalled
I'm reminded of the Davey Crockett speech "Not yours to give".

Americans have stepped up and generously donated to Haiti. Our government has made resources available (ships, planes, Marines, etc.) because fast reaction is required.

But sending over a big pile of taxpayer money is not what our government ought to do. Citizens can do that. the UN can do that. Venezuela can do that. But the US taxpayers should not be forced to donate to non-US citizens.

12 posted on 01/14/2010 8:19:05 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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To: hal ogen
“He is such a racist.”

That depends on your skin color. Also, don't forget that the US is not a Christian county, according to barry. How much help do Muslim countrys give to disaster victims?

13 posted on 01/14/2010 8:22:13 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: hal ogen
“He is such a racist.”

That depends on your skin color. Also, don't forget that the US is not a Christian county, according to barry. How much help do Muslim countrys give to disaster victims?

14 posted on 01/14/2010 8:22:18 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: hal ogen

I’d rather he not try to solve any problems here. We just need to be left alone. Way too much “help” from D.C. as it is. That’s the problem.


15 posted on 01/14/2010 8:23:17 AM PST by all the best
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To: ClearCase_guy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Duvalier
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Claude_Duvalier

Just a messed up place.


16 posted on 01/14/2010 8:23:17 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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To: screaminsunshine

The hearts and prayers of Americans always go out to those who suffer catastrophic events. Haiti is but the most recent example. American people and treasure are already flowing into that sad place, made sadder still by this earthquake.

Of course, as Barack Obama spent his first year in office reminding the entire world, America is just like all the other nations out there and we are a most “unremarkable” people.

I’d remind him that the wealth which we are now about to pour into Haiti is the result of the superior and productive political and economic system left us by some wise and far-sighted men over 240 years ago. How sad that Obama is well on the way to destroying it.

The persistent poverty in places like Haiti is a product of the inferior systems the people of far too many of those nations continue to tolerate. I don’t know much about the human beings at the top of the current Haitian food chain but situations of this sort have, in the past, caused a huge surge in the quantity of numbered accounts in Swiss banks. I hope that doesn’t happen in this situation. If it should, I hope the decent members of the Haitian population conduct public hangings of those involved.

As one commentator recently remarked, Haiti could easily join the other wealthy tourist spots in the Caribbean were it not for their unfortunate inability to move out of the 18th century.

If any good can come from this disaster, perhaps it will be that they will reexamine their social and economic “model” and rebuild their homeland in ways that will permit ALL of their citizens to participate and prosper.


17 posted on 01/14/2010 8:23:35 AM PST by Dick Bachert (.THE 2010 PRECINCT MEETINGS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES. BE THERE!!)
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To: hal ogen
He focuses on Haiti while in the USA there are many,many problems that need correction.

You know, we may have problems in this country, but compared to Haiti, they're nothing.

People think that having to forgo cable TV or only having one flat-screen TV is a "crisis."

I'm sorry, there is no poverty in America. Haiti is real poverty. The poorest American lives like a king compared to the average Haitian.

We don't need the government to solve our problems, Haiti on the other hand, is a whole other kettle of fish.

My fear is that we'll sink millions into the same half-assed measures that won't change a damn thing. If we're going to do this, let's do it right. Occupy the country, rebuild the infrastructure like we did Europe after WWII. Arrest the bums who ran the country into the ground. And if the UN and "World Opinion" don't like it, screw them! Now to those that would say this is "Nation Building". I say to that, if we don't do it, we will deal with thousands coming on our shores in Florida, with more drowning in the attempt, that will make Mariel look like nothing.

18 posted on 01/14/2010 8:26:22 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: AtlasStalled

He’s just glad he found a distraction to take the heat of himself.


19 posted on 01/14/2010 8:26:52 AM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Truthfully, they are people of color and a sonderful way to DISTRACT us from healthcare and GIVE OUT MORE OF YOUR MONEY. Obama has NO COMPASSION for ANYONE but himself.


20 posted on 01/14/2010 8:27:26 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: AtlasStalled

Why is it top priority? It’s not like they’re Muslims.


21 posted on 01/14/2010 8:27:31 AM PST by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: AtlasStalled

No doubt much of the relief aid won’t even reach those in true need but will line the pockets of the corrupt


22 posted on 01/14/2010 8:27:50 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: ClearCase_guy

We are seeing the next step in global reparations to blacks regardless of their location or situation. The Kenyan sees the world through eyes of a post-colonial Marxist. Thr Brits colonized Kenya; Kenya is a sh*thole; ergo the Brits (read whites) are to blame. Same for Haiti.... fill in the country of your choice. We are on the path to destruction watching this moron redistribute our money to unions, pedophiles and now blacks who can’t fend for themselves. We’re toast. BTW, we gave thru Catholic Relief Services for Haiti. No way do I want that Commie Obummer getting credit for what God fearing (not Allah) people do for others.


23 posted on 01/14/2010 8:28:33 AM PST by dumpthelibs (dumpthelibs)
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To: Dick Bachert

China gives 1 million. Obama borrows 100,000,000,000 from China to give to Haiti. This man is far more dangerous than we could have imagined. That is ten Obamabucks for every Haitian. The Haitian stimulus package and that is just the beginning. Haiti is like the Bates Hotel. We check in and we can not check out. This &^@#%$%$ must be stopped!


24 posted on 01/14/2010 8:36:53 AM PST by screaminsunshine (!!three if by government)
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To: AtlasStalled
“The U.S. will put $100 million into relief efforts, Obama said.”

Well, there goes that mortgage and car payment that the black female voter was counting on.

Why is Barry not printing $200,000,000? It's not his money.

Hussein just pulls money out of his a**. The Messiah does do wonders!

BTW, “The US SUCKS”...according to The POTUS.

25 posted on 01/14/2010 8:43:18 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: screaminsunshine

This tragic event in Haiti gives Obozo even MORE leverage by which to hasten the leveling of America down nearer the third world hell-holes with which he, Soros, Rockefeller, et al will - UNLESS STOPPED — one day merge us.

Pray for AMERICA.


26 posted on 01/14/2010 8:46:28 AM PST by Dick Bachert (.THE 2010 PRECINCT MEETINGS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES. BE THERE!!)
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To: AtlasStalled

If his record on jobs is any indication, look out Haiti here it comes again.


27 posted on 01/14/2010 8:51:22 AM PST by csmusaret (Oops. My karma just ran over my dogma.)
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To: AtlasStalled

As horrible as that earthquake was,there are many people in this country who are hurting.Could we get help first? I’m not trying to sound cruel,because these poor people are in my prayers,but please do something about this country first,Mr.President!


28 posted on 01/14/2010 12:40:19 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

What do you suggest our government “do”? I thought conservatism was about not relying on the government.

Unfortunately, in Haiti’s case they don’t have that luxury.

And we have selfish reasons for needing to take care of Haiti. One, so we don’t have hundreds of thousands of Haitians coming to our shores, and two, allowing the ChiComs to take care of Haiti, and establish a sphere of influence in the Western Hemisphere.


29 posted on 01/14/2010 12:44:29 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I don’t want to rely on the government,but the horrific rut we are in needs to be fixed,for lack of a better word. I don’t want to see people suffering,but our economy is so screwed and many people are having a hard time putting food on the table or clothes on their backs. I can’t find a job,and I have a certificate to practice skin care. Five months in school and for what? The flipping fast food joints aren’t hiring,either.That says a lot.


30 posted on 01/14/2010 1:00:36 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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To: AtlasStalled

wow ... Top priority to the tune of one HUNDRED million?? Like we have that much money to spare? This is really angering me.


31 posted on 01/14/2010 9:25:35 PM PST by zorro8987
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