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Old 10-12-2017, 09:09 AM
 
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Why would Trump pull out FEMA now? Half the island doesn't have safe drinking water and most don't have electricity yet.

Plus, there's all the paperwork yet to be done.

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Old 10-12-2017, 09:12 AM
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Question, did Trump make the same statements about Florida and Texas?
if he didn't, does that prove something?
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:20 AM
 
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Why would Trump pull out FEMA now? Half the island doesn't have safe drinking water and most don't have electricity yet.

Plus, there's all the paperwork yet to be done.

FEMA does not do repairs. When you wreck your car the insurance company does not stick around to watch your car get repaired. They leave after evaluating the damage and authorizing a check for the repairs.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:04 AM
 
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FEMA is not a reconstruction effort. They come in after a disaster to help stabilize and get relief efforts under way.
After that they leave the rest to the local officials.

Why do some think FEMA needs to stay there indefinitely ?
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Here and now.
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All the Christians love him and treat him as almost a messiah, but that's mostly because he promised them a white heterosexual Christian male dominated society. Trump has been the final straw that has pushed me to atheism.
Not this one. In fact, I ask forgiveness every day for hating him, as the depth of my own loathing frightens me. It grieves me to feel so negatively toward any person.

Don't give this evil man - or misguided Christians who hold his words above those of Christ - that kind of power in your life. He's not worth it, and neither are they.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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So what you're saying is the government owned and managed power company has failed to invest in infrastructure and resources over the last decades? Well...perhaps it's time to actually privatize it like the rest of the US.

Hurricane Maria could lead Puerto Rico’s electric utility PREPA to privatize.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Sounds like now is a good opportunity to pick up some retirement property cheap. 5 Reasons Americans Retire in Puerto Rico | Investopedia
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:38 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Don't think this has anything to do with racism. The mayor of San Juan criticized him and Trump always attempts to crush anyone who questions his greatness. If it takes denying Puerto Ricans full restoration of their infrastructure the President will go forward with mass punishment to salve his bruised ego.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Any Beach/FL
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Once the supplies are delivered and the area stabilized, FEMA should leave. Let the locals take care of themselves. This is a STATE issue now.





OHH OHH did I miss their statehood???
come to FL where people are very sore and hurt from losing all- please come join me -- come
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:42 AM
 
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So what you're saying is the government owned and managed power company has failed to invest in infrastructure and resources over the last decades? Well...perhaps it's time to actually privatize it like the rest of the US.

Hurricane Maria could lead Puerto Rico’s electric utility PREPA to privatize.
PR couldn't even balance their budgets and spent their time issuing municipal bonds to cover budget shortfalls which landed them where they are today....too deep in debt to even pay interest on all those bonds they issued.

Over 30% of the workforce in PR were government workers.

PR is a poster child for government corruption.
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