I was shocked to learn this week that the reason why a Congressional approved $1.15 billion in aide to Haiti hasn’t been sent to the devastated country is because Republican Senator Tom Coburn placed a secret hold on the bill for “further study.” The Daily Show with Jon Stewart analyzes this utterly ridiculous act of selfishness with the following segment from it’s September 30 episode:
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Now that the word is out, I pray that our nation’s leaders on both sides of the aisle will reclaim the aide for Haiti that Coburn has hijacked and send to the hurting country. In the meantime, a 14-member team from the church (including me) are heading to Haiti (from Oct. 2-9) with $5,000 and more than 300 pounds of school supplies, peanut butter and tools to help the folks with Haitian Child Sponsorship Program and Good Shepherd School as well as the surrounding community in Port-Au-Prince.
Love and hope can’t be stopped Senator Coburn. It can’t be stopped.