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Posted June 21, 2011
Last modified June 23, 2011
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 HAITI's parliament rightly overwhelmingly rejected (42-19) today the nomination of Gerard-Daniel Rouzier as the trouble-plenty republic's next prime minister.

Sure, this journal congratulates members of the small Caribbean nation's legislative body for not permitting Mr. Rouzier, a political neophyte, who even until this present time arguably continues to believe is extremely ill-prepared for such a demanding position, to assume that very important senior post - second in command only to the long diminished function of president, because even a super-illiterate like army (demobilized in 1995) Sergeant Joseph Hebreux, with the help of a coup, once became so (late September 1988), though only for approximately an hour.
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Gerard-Daniel Rouzier, the would be prime minister of Haiti who even until not long ago was never there for the nation of the same.
Yet, now the successor of Rene Preval (twice president, once prime minister - both presidential terms completed; thanks to the continuing presence of U.N. peacekeeping forces in the land of high mountains that is Haiti at an annual economic cost of U.S. $618 million), a man who consumes alcoholic beverages distilled at a high proof in the wee hours of the night and for breakfast, sadly is an ill-repute guy called Michel 'Sweet Micky" Martelly. From day one (May 14, when he first assumed the presidency) to today, he, without any doubt, does not know what-he is doing when it comes to making serious national government decisions.

What's more, does that mean his days are numbered, like many long before him he will most likely not complete his presidential five-year term? We hope not. Many would agree with the author only for the sake of political stability, crucial for the nation of concern economic development and innovations. But one thing is for sure more than 9 million hungry citizens or worse, people who suffer or are dying from extreme or prolonged lack of food, cannot be fed of an economic system, capitalism (an x dependent variable that is acted on or influenced by the independent variable y or democracy - direct or indirect), that is only stable. Nothing else is figured out as to how new economic opportunities will be created, in the short-run. Admittedly, the immediate multiplying effect of so, though real upward mobility is still one of the components of their collective dream, citizens use their hard-earned disposable labor hour wages to help pay for the economic cost of needed basic staple foods (not limited to rice and beans), at the very least, to keep themselves going, to stay alive.

Honorable members of Haiti's bi-cameral chamber, you are all urged to continue to visit Wehaitians.com. In so doing, you will certainly be at ease (a continuum) of making intelligent decisions that will, hopefully, ultimately prove beneficial, not only for a small group of Haitians (many of them members of organized group of criminals in two-piece suits), including the new president, Mr. Michel Martelly, the nominator, but the small, perpetual very sad Caribbean nation as a whole.

Overall, the lawmakers (not the 'hand of God' or 'hand of Voodoo god,' as it is always perceived, in a nearly illiterate land) of the long reputably mendicant or pariah state of Haiti have avoided the famously dirt-poor nation, the quake-cholera-ravaged quasi-island corner of the Caribbean another unwanted tragedy. Again, congratulations! 

Yves A. Isidor, who teaches economics at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, is executive editor of Wehaitians.com, a democracy and human rights journal.


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