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Old 09-18-2020, 05:40 PM
 
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Good news: According to ABC News, New York City, President Trump just made an announcement that Puerto Rico is going to receive BILLIONS due to them to restore Maria's problems over two years ago? However, he also mentioned that there is lots of corruption there......

Great news......we are very happy.....now we have to vote for the right people......!!!!!!
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Old 09-18-2020, 06:46 PM
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Don't forget that presidential elections are about a month and slightly less than half away and Trump is up for a re-election bid. Hopefully the money promised to PR reaches the island before the elections or as planned (I haven't seen the news article yet). While most Puerto Ricans on the island can't vote for a president, Puerto Ricans and their descendants living on the mainland definitely can. Not only are many of the island Puerto Ricans related to mainland Puerto Ricans, but they are more numerous than those on the island.
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Old 09-18-2020, 06:53 PM
 
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Puerto Rico already owes us 72 billion have no idea what happened to the money
Uncle Sam master card don’t leave home without it
But this payoff is cheap compared to statehood
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Old 09-18-2020, 07:52 PM
 
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The problem with Puerto Rico is that they lack transparency and people rely too heavily on the government. That's the reason the former governor was forced to quit and many of his cabinets are indicted like the secretary of education Julia Keleher and others are under federal investigation. It has been like that for decades. When Trump calls the government out, they pull out the race card and that he is attacking the Puerto Rican people. A lot of propaganda that B.S. That's why I left the island 31 years ago. It's like living in the twilight zone.


and the funny thing is, they escape that system to Florida and most of them vote for the same politicians of more government control and more handouts. You just have to nod your head.
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:08 PM
 
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That's the reason the former governor was forced to quit and many of his cabinets are indicted like the secretary of education Julia Keleher and others are under federal investigation.
...Who is an Anglo grifter from the obviously *civilized* mainland state of Pennsylvania. A "bona fide" American if you will. Kinda puts a crimp on your thesis eh? But by all means, don't let facts get in the way of your Insular Case intimating dogwhistle though.
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:14 PM
 
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...Who is an Anglo grifter from the obviously *civilized* mainland state of Pennsylvania. A "bona fide" American if you will. Kinda puts a crimp on your thesis eh? But by all means, don't let facts get in the way of your Insular Case intimating dogwhistle though.
Can't throw stones when you live in a China glass house. Kehler is the only outsider in that mess that has been going on for decades.
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Old 09-19-2020, 10:33 AM
 
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What else is new?

The government is always throwing money at Puerto Rico. It never fixes any problems.
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Old 09-19-2020, 10:37 AM
 
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I hope the feds make sure the money actually goes to fix the problems needed. Don't just write some checks to Puerto Rican politicians.
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Old 09-19-2020, 11:10 AM
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i dont know if this site is left or right wing so apologies to whomever ive offended:

https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...to-puerto-rico

Roughly $9.6 billion in funding will be directed toward the Puerto Rico Electrical Power Authority to repair electrical substations, power generation systems and transmission lines. Another $2 billion will be used to restore school buildings and educational facilities.

id heard from a friend on the island maybe a month and half ago that the federal money was being held up until the last governor was removed or something like that. he was excited to go back to work as hed been doing emergency planning work. so it would seem this was in the works for some time.

no denying its good news. hope they dont spend it on $25 dollar nails.
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Old 09-19-2020, 11:44 AM
 
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i dont know if this site is left or right wing so apologies to whomever ive offended:

https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...to-puerto-rico

Roughly $9.6 billion in funding will be directed toward the Puerto Rico Electrical Power Authority to repair electrical substations, power generation systems and transmission lines. Another $2 billion will be used to restore school buildings and educational facilities.

id heard from a friend on the island maybe a month and half ago that the federal money was being held up until the last governor was removed or something like that. he was excited to go back to work as hed been doing emergency planning work. so it would seem this was in the works for some time.

no denying its good news. hope they dont spend it on $25 dollar nails.
The federal government should do the work themselves. Use the funding to contract people to do the work directly.

Don't just give money to Puerto Ricans, because when they come back the money'll be gone and the work won't be done.
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