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Yet Another Letter from Mr. Obama

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Message Stephen Osborn
Once again, I have received an e-mail from Mr. Obama. This one in regard to We the People helping the disaster victims in Haiti.
Stephen --

On Tuesday, a catastrophic earthquake struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The full extent of the damage is still being assessed, but the death toll -- already in the thousands -- is climbing fast.

This is the worst earthquake to hit the area in more than 200 years. Entire communities have been ripped apart and as many as 3 million people have been directly affected, including tens of thousands of American citizens who are in Haiti.

Our neighbors in Haiti are racing to confront the enormous devastation -- and the OFA community can help.

Click here for more information about essential relief efforts and ways you can help today.

Footage is pouring in of homes collapsing, Haitians carrying injured family members, and hospitals being overrun in what was already the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere.

I have directed my administration to respond with a swift, coordinated, and aggressive effort to save lives. Personnel from the United States and our partners in the international community are on the ground in damaged areas right now, working side by side with the Haitian people. They're providing much-needed food, water, and sanitation supplies, saving lives and helping local communities start to rebuild.

Despite the fact that we are experiencing tough times here at home, I encourage those who can to reach out and help. It's in times like these that we must show the kind of compassion and humanity that has defined the best of our national character for generations.

Click here to find out what you can do:


As this story continues to unfold, I hope you will continue to keep the people of Haiti in your thoughts and prayers, as well as the many Haitian-Americans who have done so much to enrich our country and who are worried about friends and loved ones in this time of need.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama


Our answer to Mr. Obama.
Dear Mr. Obama,
Once again, you are asking We the People to give aid out of our rapidly decreasing incomes and rapidly increasing COL. I do have a suggestion for you that would perhaps both save our country and help the plight of others.
Cut back on that obscene Pentagon $708 billion budget, and the $33 billion you want, to continue killing peasants in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Use the money to repair our own crumbling infrastructure and help those devastated in other lands, either by nature, or our own bombing.
You could close the hundreds of bases around the world and bring our troops home. There is an enormous amount of work to be done here, repairing roads and bridges, building hospitals, etc., not to mention disaster relief.
So far, there has been no acknowledgment to any of the mail I've sent to the White House, except for an occasional form letter. Meanwhile, the endless giveaways to the business, insurance and banking cartels goes on, We the People are getting poorer, and the budget for the Military-Industrial-Congressional-Complex grows ever larger, with emphasis on even more weapons of terror from the skies and more lucrative contracts for government and Pentagon favorites.

It is way past time for us to get out of PNAC's Global Empire fantasy and return to a nation, governed by a Constitution and Bill of Rights unique in history. A nation that once had empathy and compassion for the plight of others, rather than the maximum bottom line for the greedy and unprincipled.

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Biobyte: Stephen M. Osborn is a freelance writer living on Camano Island in the Pacific Northwest. He is a columnist for the Populist Party website and has had a number of articles published internationally. He is an "Atomic Vet." (Operation (more...)
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