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Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Government. Is there anything they can't screw up?

Can we finally tell these fuckers to go suck-start a shotgun?  Pretty please?

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Food handouts were shut off Tuesday to thousands of people at a tent city here when the main U.S. aid agency said the Army should not be distributing the packages.

It was not known whether the action reflected a high-level policy decision at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) or confusion in a city where dozens of entities are involved in aid efforts.

"We are not supposed to get rations unless approved by AID," Maj. Larry Jordan said.

Jordan said that approval was revoked; water was not included in the USAID decision, so the troops continued to hand out bottles of water. The State Department and USAID did not respond to requests for comment.
So the system that was in place and working, providing food and aid to the people of Haiti, was stopped and shut down because some worthless fucking government buttnugget didn't like the fact that it wasn't a different (read:  THEIR) government agency doing it.

Just....  wow.  I'm sure the people of Haiti feel so much better knowing that the Army will no longer be handing out food without the proper approval.  After all, starving to death isn't as horrible as being given food by the wrong bureaucracy! 

Folks, these are the same people who would be in charge of your healthcare if the American Communist Party has their way.  Think about that.

And by the way, France calling us "occupiers"?  You might want to tone that rhetoric down a bit, considering we're delivering aid to a country that speaks French due to the centuries of French occupation.  Or perhaps the French would like to show us just how much aid and help they can send to Haiti?  No?  The 82nd Airborne Division is doing just fine?  Ce magnifique!

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