Discussion in 'Current Events' started by ShootSpeeders, Sep 29, 2017.
You can call them citizens but they can't vote for president and they don't pay income tax.
That's part of it. Residents of states pay federal income tax. Residents of PR don't.
I think nearly every citizen of the US, has been through a disaster. I have. Several in my life. Not a single time, did I think it was some other person's 'duty' to fix my life.
It's funny to me how when a Tornado wipes out an individuals home, no one thinks to scream that it's the Federal governments job to fix every single individuals life, throughout the entire country.
And of course that would never happen simply because it would bankrupt the entire country. When James Madison, one of the founding fathers, and writers of our constitution, said that he could not find a single spot in the Charter of the Federal Government for taking money from the public, to give to specific groups... he made that statement in relation to a push in congress to give had to flood victims of his day.
The people who built this country, believed it was up to caring individuals to give money, time and resource, by their own free-will... to help others who were in need. Not the job of government. Because that is what charity is. Volunteering to help others, by choice. Not by the coercive force of government.
The only things that I have thought it was government's job to fix, are the very things the left does everything in it's power to stop government from doing.
Stopping terror attacks. Stopping and killing criminals. Protecting the country. I'd even put in there fixing roads and bridges, which if we cut the education blunders, the welfare give-outs, and health care crap, we would have more than enough to do those things, and have money left over.
So to directly answer your question, no. It's not the government job to help in Katrina, or Florida floods, or Puerto Rico.
Now local governments, yes. The government of Louisiana should be ready to help out. They exist in a hurricane zone. Simple minded prudence, suggests they should have had plans in place. So with Florida, or Puerto Rico.
But go look at Puerto Rico's budget. 1/3rd of the entire budget, is being blown on money losing state run companies. 1/3rd of the entire budget. Hey, you think maybe if they privatized those socialist run companies, and end of blowing money down the crapper, they instead used it for hurricane preparedness, they would be better off right now???
Huh.... yeah.... I think so. What do you think?
By the way, all you left-wing nuts that want our government to nationalize companies.... look how well that is working for Puerto Rico. Or actually, any nationalized company anywhere. They all suck.
And now the feds are in the business of sending the president of the United States to personally hand deliver rolls of paper towels.
Fuck that. Hurricanes can be waaay more than a single state can effectively respond to. The federal government has far more resources to help out victims of the worst hurricanes that destroy communities.
So what? Many Texans who were devastated by Harvey don’t pay federal income tax. Same with many Floridians who were devastated by Irma.
We don’t ask to see victims’ tax returns before providing them with aid.
Are you really that stupid? Yes, you CAN pre position supplies on an island, but if those supplies are blown back into the sea, then where are you at?
Got news for you, there would have been no safe place to pre position supplies on that island. And, hate to tell you this as well, but the hurricane models all said that the whole island would have been devastated, and it was.
I suppose every Puerto Rican has a boat in their back yard.
You hate stupidity but make stupid comments.
There has never been a disaster that has wiped out the entire country. There is no way that 95% of this country would have no power. If a tornado hit 1 area then the surrounding areas would be able to help. If you are trying to flee a hurricane in Florida, you can drive to a surrounding state.
Puerto Rico does not have that option. You can't drive into the ocean. There are a limited number of flights out. 95% of the electricity was knocked out. The nearest neighbors are hundreds of miles away.
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