Originally posted by FredT
The rant .. leaves out the cost of diverting an entire carrier battle group, or the Marine expeditionary unit. Or the cost of the transports and plane
doing search and rescue. Perhaps if they really look at what was being provided rather than taking cheap shots at a President they did not endorse,
they could see the whole scope of things.
And Satellite images and technology ... etc. etc. etc.
FredT ... you said it so perfectly! This RAG (NYT), and for that matter
anyone who refuses to admit that Americans have given FAR MORE
than the 35$ million initial government package, just want to live
with blinders on for their own bizzare political (anti-American) reasons.
The donations from corporate America are IMMENSE. Yep, those big
bad anti-people business sure are coming through *sarcasim intended*.
The millions that those companies are donating come right out of the
company profits and directly out of the pockets of shareholders
(AMERICANS for the most part). UPS, Johnson and Johnson, Catholic
Charities, Amazon.Com, etc. etc. etc. ... The TV news estimated that
the PRIVATE amounts (non-gov't) given out of America will easily
reach one billion dollars. (reported by CNN, MSNBC, and FOX)
BTW - 'GIVING' means just that ... GIVING. Not forcing a tax on
someone so they HAVE TO send $$$ around the world. Not taking
$$$ that we have already paid the US Gov't for other things and
diverting it to Asia. Giving means GIVING, which Americans are
doing all over the country and which doesn't make the news.
Heck .. I walked into the News Stand around the corner and there
was a big glass jug with a hand written message on it asking for
donations for the quake victims. The jar was FULL of cash. This
from a tiny little news stand in Delaware. How many more of these
are set up around the town? Around the state? Around the country?
None of them will make the news and yet it is all $$$ given by
One person's commentary on the 'giving' thing...
The RANTS about America being 'miserly' or 'stingy' are NAUSIATING
at best. I guess you can lead ignorant people to the truth
(that America is VERY generous) but you can't force them to
accept it, can you? Sad for them. Very sad.