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Clinton & Unintended Consequences in Haiti

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by TAT2D, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. TAT2D

    TAT2D Portland Member

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    Ran across this bit in yesterday's Sunday Oregonian while following the page-one story on the Asian Fruit Flies invading the valley.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/newsflash...ional-27/1269114096277270.xml&storylist=world

    Story has Pres. Clinton admitting that his/our pressure on Haiti to lower their import tariffs to allow in rice as food-aid (during a previous crisis) knocked out their local ag industry, so now they are completely incapable of feeding themselves and will be dependent on us and the world for their food, indefinitely -- or at least until the world builds them a new ag industry and then shuts off the flow of cheap food.

    To me, the bigger picture is that as long as one insists on baby-sitting people they will tend to remain dependent. Witness the rising tide of entitlements in this country.

    MrB
     
  2. RW-Ore

    RW-Ore Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you Mr.B your last sentence says it all.
     
  3. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Yes.. very true. Give a man a fish he eats for a day (and stays dependent) show a man to fish and he never goes hungry.
     
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    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Show a man how to sell fish, and he eats beef.
     
  5. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Please read the rules

     
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