Obama Administration Spending Millions of Dollars to Promote Unions in Haiti and Peru

Obama’s unionized dirt cookie makers will make 40 percent less dirt cookies as much

357,000 Haitians are still living in tent cities after the earthquake. A cholera outbreak spread by UN Peacekeepers has killed nearly 5,000 people.

55 percent of the population lives on less than $1 a day. 78 percent lives on less than $2 a day.

Haitian villagers have resorted to eating dirt. “In places like Cite Soleil, the oceanside slum where Charlene shares a two-room house with her baby, five siblings and two unemployed parents, cookies made of dirt, salt and vegetable shortening have become a regular meal.

“When my mother does not cook anything, I have to eat them three times a day,” Dumas said.

So clearly the one thing that Haiti needs is not food… but millions of dollars for Unions.

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis on Thursday announced a $2.2 million grant that will be used to strengthen budding labor unions in Haiti and Peru.

The taxpayer money will fund projects organized by the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center, which aims to build a global labor union movement.

In Haiti, the Solidarity Center will work with the apparel export sector, focusing particularly on issues related to freedom of association (the right to unionize), sexual harassment and forced overtime.

Sure we could send them food, but let’s spend millions helping the AFL-CIO push its Socialist World Union instead. And let the Haitians eat dirt cookies.

  • Mary Sue

    dirt cookies? Good grief, have they stripped Haiti of anything edible that one could find in their neighborhood or back yard?

  • Mary Sue

    I think the mentality about the unions is some sort of magical thinking. Peru and Haiti get unions, then the workers get better paychecks. After all, it worked for America, right?

    • JacksonPearson

      Nothing new with the organizer-in-chief. He's had it back-ass-wards ever since 2008, with an endless and dark tunnel here in America. So putting unions ahead in Haiti and Peru instead of food is right up his alley.

  • Friend of Haiti

    They haven't resorted to eating dirt cookies. Haitians have been eating the clay patties for decades. It's nothing new. For Mary Sue – there is no backyard for Haitians. They live in slums with no grass or green space. Many slums are built on packed garbage and dirt that has run down from the mountains during rains b/c there are no trees to block it and the ground is not arable enough to absorb the water. And paychecks? Good one. Doesn't work like that there for the people that are eating clay patties.

  • Jay

    People don't want to build factories in Haiti when they cost $1/day to employ, how is union organizing and demanding a higher wage going to increase investment in Haiti?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "People don't want to build factories in Haiti when they cost $1/day to employ, how is union organizing and demanding a higher wage going to increase investment in Haiti?'

      Leftists see unions as a panacea for wage issues. They're delusional people who don't care about working out facts and analysis. Just like Mary Sue said above. You're correct too. Who are these unions going to negotiate with? Answer: the international solidarity aspect means that Haitians will be exploited politically by American unions.

  • Ghostwriter

    Right now,Haiti doesn't need unions. It needs food.

    • negbelair

      More lies to get people to send aide to Haiti. I ate dirt cookies when i lived in Haiti not because i was hungry because i liked the taste you idiot. for those who know even pregnant women have eaten them. ever heard of calcium deficiency why don’t you people let Haiti be 1804 was a long time ago you can’t reverse what’s been done by defaming us yes poverty was induced into Haiti by colonialism because we abolished slavery . but im not too worried you people will look to Haiti for help one day and guess what unlike you parasites who feed on the week to survive, we’ll extend our hands to you and we won’t defame you for it. sounds impossible right? nothing is impossible for the universe you wait and see. jerk off

  • bluffcreek1967

    I know this isn't going to sit well, but I think we need to stop sending aid in the form of medicine, food and supples to places such as Haiti and Africa. These nations are perpetually on America's welfare roll in the from of foreign aid, and it depletes our own resources. Moreover, I doubt the Founders of our great country ever imagined that American citizens would be taxed and burdened so as to pay for the basic necessities of other nations. When is this madness ever going to stop? In case you're not aware, the US is broke!

    Moreover, our aid to such places as Haiti essentially helps to further cripple them, and make them continually dependent on white, Western nations for their basic necessities. Here's a little practical wisdom: The Haiti people are responsible for themselves! Let them socially and economically grow up! Our continual aid of these nations actually removes all ambition to improve their lives because, after all, why should they when the benevolent white man will give them everything they need and come running at the slightest cry of help?

    Whether it's aid in the form of food or helping their unions, this complete madness needs to stop. But it won't. It won't because their are too many soft-headed and bleeding-heart Americans. Good Lord, we are doomed!

  • Mark Anderson

    Yes Daniel, we should all be reduced to a thrifty working class, either that or we could suck the rich man's pocket rocket the way you do.