. . .okay - this post may make me unpopular. . .and let me start by saying I am not a selfish, uncaring, heartless b**ch (well - most of the time I'm not)
what has happened in Haiti is terrible - a true tragedy that has rocked the world. the compassion of the American people to reach into their pockets and help others is admirable and commendable. giving of ourselves to others is what life is all about right?
but i thought we were in such a terrible financial situation? our own families are losing their homes, cars, jobs and food. . .companies that cannot afford to pay their employees are cutting jobs, the government is cutting services. . .there are more people living on our streets with no shelter or food than ever before.
but yet - these same companies and these same governments have millions to send to Haiti? seriously?? i just find that hard to take - there is a lot of money being donated - and the urge to help - to "do something" is wonderful. . .but isn't this the same money we (as a country) claimed not to have last week?
maybe i feel it personally having just lost my job to budget cutbacks. . .and I apologize if i've offended you - my intention is to open dialogue - not criticize or offend.
again - i feel for the people of Haiti, and am grateful every single day for every blessing that I and my family have living where we live. . .but if i had extra money to help others, i would want to feed a sick and starving child in my own town - because they are right there - in front of you - in your own backyard - at your schools -
catch you soon -