We're "broke" and can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, and Homeless etc.
In the last month we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile, and Turkey.
Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed income' receive no aid or get any breaks while our government and religious organizations pour Hundreds of Millions of dollars and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries!
We have hundreds of adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans.
The USA is a country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, elderly going without 'needed' medication, and mentally ill without treatment.
YET..................They have a 'Benefit' for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations, with ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents, clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies.
Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave ‘US’ the same support they give to other countries. Sad isn't it?
I received this in an email and it hit home with me and echoed a lot of opinions I have talked with Cindy about.
I have no problem with giving aide to someone who needs it, but I do think we have to take care of our own first and stop shoving them aside so to say to give aide to others, charity begins at home and how dare us look over our own homeless people, elderly, and children to gather together and raise funds and food for people who are as deserving but in another country all together, and how can we justify sending needed food and medication to another country when we have people right in our own neighborhoods living on the streets and starving to death.
We are in a world of hurt right now, and we need to be charitable and help those who are less fortunate, we need to help create jobs for those who are out of work and make room in our homes for that child who has no one, a lot of people have lost everything and really want to make it on their own without asking for a handout but sometimes a helping hand can get you back on track, we also have people who are out on the street and love it there obviously because they cannot make it otherwise due to their mental state, our elderly are eating dog food or next to nothing trying to cut back so they can afford their medications.
These other countries we choose to help have the same types of people who need a helping hand, some have gone through disasters and the majority really appreciate the help we give them, but my question is why don’t we help our own, why when we get that donation of food or money together to ship overseas can’t we split it in half and send part of it to a local food bank or shelter to benefit someone here too, why can’t we help that elderly couple struggling down the street by giving them a few groceries or cooking a meal for them once in a while, and why do a lot of people look for an orphan to adopt anywhere but right under their noses.
I’m not saying to stop helping other countries, I am saying when you choose to reach out and help someone to also look a little closer to home because our own people should not be less deserving of the charity and compassion we are sending elsewhere while we look down our noses or refuse to make eye contact with people in our own communities.