Bulldoze Puerto Rico

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    Why? Have you been to FL. TX. and PR?
     
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    What difference would that make?
     
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    Food for thought:

    Puerto Rico Lags in Federal Funding - Puerto Rico Report

    From the link:

    Puerto Rico is treated like a State in most Federal laws but there are important exceptions: Puerto Ricans pay federal taxes, but they do not pay income tax on earnings from the territory. While some suggest that this is an excuse for less than equal funding in some major programs, nearly half of all residents of States do not pay income taxes either because their income is too low or because they have tax deductions or credits which eliminate the taxes they owe. Puerto Rico’s tax contribution is typically about the same as that of Vermont. In 2015, in the midst of crippling financial troubles, Puerto Rico sent just $3,524,557 to the federal government, compared with Vermont’s $4,495,280, according to the IRS.

    Vermont, however, has two senators, votes in the election of the president and vice-president, and a voting member of the U.S. House of Representatives, while Puerto Rico has a single representative in the House who can only vote in committees to which he or she is assigned.

    Vermont received about $8,965 per person in Federal funds in 2016, while Puerto Rico received about $1,314 per person.
     
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    And FEMA bitch slaps the media as well they should for the media trying to run a game down on PR and the hurricanes.

    "Long also noted that FEMA put “over $2 billion in food and commodities” on Puerto Rico after the storm, but that grocery stores and retailers have to help with the recovery as well.

    Mitchell then tried to hit FEMA on the death toll in Puerto Rico, which Long explained is largely due to deaths that occurred from lack of infrastructure or accidents during repairs.

    “When it comes to the indirect deaths … the indirect deaths for any event are typically greater in many cases,” Long said. “You have [in] people who died after the storm passed because they fell off their roof making repairs, they died in car crashes because the stoplights were off, you have chainsaw accidents, you have accidents with people cleaning up debris.”

    FEMA Administrator Brock Long Fact-Checks MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell
     
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    Lots, when you call one a shitty fucking place and have never been there, it is clear you are a member of the right wing echo chamber, and thus have zero credibility.
     
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    I found this post very informative, it exposed the author's character flaws for all to see. It also highlights the hysteria which explains his emotional posts, which are less than thoughtful, thought provoking or substantive.
     
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    Is Congo a shitty place? You know it is, but you are going to bend over backwards to avoid admitting it.
     
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    I've never been to Africa, so I can't answer your question. Though I've not met you, I've developed the sense that you are an elitist who has no love or respect for minorities.
     
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    The PR government really had a glorious distribution system...NOT!!!
     
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    You mean use regulations and environmental restrictions to mitigate damages ?

    Republicans vote against all those .
     
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