I was passed this link and it really made me re-think how I thought about things.
Answer by jesse123456 at 3:37 PM on Jan. 16, 2010
An article in the April 29, 2007 Washington Post claimed that of the $854 million offered by foreign countries, whom the article dubs "allies," to the US Government, only $40 million of the funds had been spent "for disaster victims or reconstruction" as of the date of publication (less than 5%). Additionally, a large portion of the $854 million in aid offered went uncollected, including over $400 million in oil (almost 50%).  See also Hurricane Katrina disaster relief
WOW! are those numbers true???
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:40 PM on Jan. 16, 2010
Answer by canadianmom1974 at 3:40 PM on Jan. 16, 2010
Answer by ronjwake at 3:42 PM on Jan. 16, 2010
Holy crap!! So why wasn't the rest collected???
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:52 PM on Jan. 16, 2010
Not to mention the millions taken in fraud by American people who didn't even qualify for it.
Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 4:00 PM on Jan. 16, 2010
Answer by Gailll at 4:22 PM on Jan. 16, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 4:40 PM on Jan. 16, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 4:50 PM on Jan. 16, 2010
The idea that we shouldn't help Haiti simply because these other countries didn't help us is just ignorant!
But they DID help us! More than $850 MILLION worth ...and after 9/11 many did as well/....
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:06 PM on Jan. 16, 2010