“Small business is the key. We need more programs to help small business, because that’s who is suffering and that’s the backbone of our economy. Most of these jobs come from small business. We can bail out Wall Street and the banks. We need incentives, and small business don’t have access to credit, they can’t [...]
On the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the ground beneath our brothers and sisters in Haiti shook with the fury of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake. In an instant, the most impoverished country in the Western Hemisphere was further devastated by natural disaster, killing an estimated 200,000 people and leaving an untold number with grave injuries. Weeks later, our nightly newscasts continue to be filled with the tragic, indelible images: men, women and children lying dead, unattended, in the streets of Port-au-Prince; others remain badly hurt, many with limbs in need of amputation but no doctors to perform the surgery.
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When major events occur, it is often said that “the earth stood still.” In the aftermath of the devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked Haiti on Jan. 12, people around the world have become transfixed by nonstop coverage of the disaster and death left in its wake.
The capital city of Port-au-Prince — the political and economic center of one of the world’s poorest countries — was shaken with a fury that sent buildings of every size crumbling to the ground. The quake was followed immediately by the cries of millions whose dreams were once again deferred and whose loved ones’ lives met tragic ends.