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Easier to complain
by Brandi Conway


January 03, 2005

I am responding to anyone's comment about how the United States should feel ashamed for the low amount that President Bush initially had to offer to the relief fund for the tsunami survivors and aid.

What really makes me angry is that someone would agree with such a comment made by the head of the UN. Why is it that the United States has to be the one country to give out a large sum of money to other countries that are hit with natural disasters? I think it is a shame that it has become expected of the United State to always dough out the money to countries in need. I think the kind heartedness of our country is taken for granted and instead of criticizing the U.S for the small amount of money initially offered as a donation, they should be giving us thanks for any amount of money or help offered.

What ever happen to being thankful for what ever help you can get? I would like to see other countries match the amount of money that we send out to aid other countries. It will never happen because they expect us here in the United States to do it. What I want to know is who would help us in our time of need? How many countries offered to help clean up after 9/11? I am sure there were some.

Let me ask this, how would the money have saved all those killed in the earth quake/ Tsunami disaster? From what I have seen not many would have been saved. Most people died before we even heard about the tsunami. So how is it that we sent "too little to late?"

This is just another reason for people to lash out at President Bush. Instead of criticizing Mr.Bush why not make an effort to help out yourself. Why not do a bake sale or a garage sale or even take money out of your own pocket to send in to help. I guess it's easier to complain about the lack of help instead of helping out ourselves.

Brandi Conway
Ketchikan, AK - USA



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