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Old 10-12-2017, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Originally Posted by jeffbase40 View Post
No, we got tired of seeing our government run by corrupt political elites who care more about their career and the next election than helping the American people. Trump is our one chance at seeing real change by having a leader who can't be bought out for favors or money with lobbyists. None of that pay to play crap that emanated from the Clintons.

It will be a sad day for America if the Trump haters try their darndest to destroy his tax plan. Here is a real opportunity to help every working American and they rather have more of the same kicking the can down the road as long as our president looks good and gives flowery speeches. The road is about to run out.
Actually it's estimated that it will raise taxes on 30-70% of the middle class depending on your income.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:54 AM
 
Location: sumter
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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.
Please don't let him do that.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Del Rio, TN
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Originally Posted by skycaller23 View Post
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.
Exactly, it's worse than even most liberal US cities. Until that is fixed, and until Puerto Rican citizens pay US income taxes on income in PR-they should not be receiving unending government handouts, paid for by US taxpayers.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:59 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Fiyero View Post
Trump threatens to pull FEMA from Puerto Rico - ABC15 Arizona

Everyday you think this monster can't get any worse, and yet he does something even more vile. Maybe Trump actually is the anti-Christ.



DON'T FALL FOR THE DISTRACTION. Trump is not doing a damn thing, but playing you by claiming this.

it is the same as his baby threats against NBC, Trump is simply acting the fool.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:59 AM
 
Location: sumter
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Trump isn’t a Christian, he loves his own wealth more and the poor, needy and sick can pull themselves up by their bootstraps (if they have boots!). He has little or no respect for others so why would he help those in PR; he didn’t even know they were citizens and part of the U.S.
Absolutely not, not even close.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:03 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Originally Posted by Taratova View Post
CEO stated there is major corruption in PR government.
so?

you think there isn't major corruption in the federal government? ha ha ho ho
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:03 AM
 
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PR is different from the other places that got hit due to the geographical circumstances. And since there is hardly enough food, water, etc. for the citizens there then having rescue crews there having trouble getting supplies for themselves would make efforts harder. There are greater obstacles for relief efforts. The area needs more supplies for the rebuild. It's going to take some time to get the relief effort going more efficiently. But it needs to be sped up somehow, because more people could die from being without supplies. Hurricane season isn't even over yet though. They could get hit by another one.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:05 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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It's clear that Donald Trump looks upon Puerto Ricans with disdain and doesn't consider them as real citizens worthy of help. Not saying that Puerto Rican politicians aren't corrupt and terrible, but there are millions of innocent people in the balance here. This is what institutionalized racism looks like.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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Such an irrational comment to a logical rational statement made by our President.

You basically misunderstand the role of FEMA.
For example you wouldn't expect the EMT who got you to the hospital to stick around and help you through surgery you can't expect first responders to stick around and rebuild infrastructure.

Local public agencies, private charity's and other religious based agencies are the usual organizations that manage volunteers and donations that are the source of rebuilding efforts following major disasters.
Then should we apply that philosophy to disaster relief in Texas and Florida, or just Puerto Rico?
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:15 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Originally Posted by North Beach Person View Post
What, exactly, is FEMA "doing" in Puerto Rico? I ask because FEMA tends to be a paperwork, logistical organizational, check writing organization and not hands on reconnect the electric lines group of people.

There are time frames for most FEMA actions although applications for reimbursements to governments can go on for up to 18 months after the event. Reimbursement programs and grants for individuals and business will typically last 24 months and then sunset.
here's what they are doing in PR and USVI:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...uSinxq4pJVHrMU

here's what they are doing in texas after Harvey:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...0PzZJ3dgwG8Mpk
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