Harry Richard


If we are going to spend billions of US Dollars in Haiti, then let's do it right. Once and for all. we need responsible, educated, motivated and responsible individuals to be stewards of our money. Using bondable, honest, trustworthy Haitian-Americans who have an emotional investment in this once-in-history chance to save a country is my best suggestion.

Military engineers from our Armed Forces, mentored by higher ranking more experinced officers would do it. Much like MacArthur as he rebuilt Japan, Marshall saving Germany. You get my point.

And then I would offer our captians of industry and agriculture to invest in nurtuing investments that will complement not compete with American industry. What specifically, I don;t know, but the economists that beleive in free enterprise can finally show the world that freedom and captialism works every time it is tried. But education has to come first.

Enough with the graft, corrption, ignorance and violence. It has going to take a long tie but results can ge encouraging. And finally, blacks in this country are free to take their beef about white corporate America and show us that they know better.... in Haiti.

Peace and stability is my only goal here.

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  • Michael Benge

    In his report, Andres Oppenheimer advocates that “Haiti needs a version of the Marshall Plan -- now” (02.05.10). As part of that plan, US leaders should take a lesson from our history during the 1930’s depression when President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and apply it to the reconstruction of Haiti.

  • Ed Brophy

    Fishers of men? Don't be turned off by some of these worldly charity organizations—flush with cash—who would seem to rather have you believe Haiti is not in desperate need of volunteers—even if your best skill is none other than to serve the poor.

  • Cynthia Hansen

    The grass roots groups are doing more to help than big NPOS.

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