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Title: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: mystery-ak on September 11, 2018, 09:01:48 PM
Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
By Avery Anapol - 09/11/18 08:57 PM EDT

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló on Tuesday issued a statement blasting President Trump’s comments that his administration’s response to the hurricanes in Puerto Rico was an “unsung success.”

The statement made reference to Puerto Rico’s lack of statehood, and made it clear that there is still work to be done to help Puerto Ricans recover from last year’s destruction.

“The historical relationship between Puerto Rico and Washington is unfair and unAmerican,” Rosselló said. “It is certainly not a successful relationship.”

Trump on Tuesday praised his administration’s response to Puerto Rico, calling it an “incredible, unsung success.”

“I actually think it was one of the best jobs that’s ever been done with respect to what this is all about,” he told reporters during an Oval Office briefing on the incoming Hurricane Florence. "The job that FEMA, and law enforcement and everybody did working along with the governor in Puerto Rico, I think was tremendous.”

more

http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/406192-puerto-rico-governor-responds-to-trump-calling-response-to-hurricane (http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/406192-puerto-rico-governor-responds-to-trump-calling-response-to-hurricane)
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: The Ghost on September 11, 2018, 09:03:00 PM
“The historical relationship between Puerto Rico and Washington is unfair and unAmerican,” Rosselló said. “It is certainly not a successful relationship.”

Lets cut the bitches loose. 
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: mystery-ak on September 11, 2018, 09:06:59 PM
Except for the tourist resorts PR is like a 3rd world country...trying to make this Trump's Katrina is grossly unfair.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: TomSea on September 12, 2018, 12:18:57 AM
Max Boot and Rick Santorum were on CNN tonight talking about this. I only caught some of the criticisms on twitter. Libs are raking Trump over the coals on this.
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Trump attacked for calling Hurricane Maria response an 'incredible success'
Lauren Gambino in Washington
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Trump in Puerto Rico in October last year. Trump said on Tuesday in the Oval Office: ‘I think Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success.’© LA Times via Getty Images

Donald Trump on Tuesday touted the “incredible, unsung success” of the federal response last year in Puerto Rico, where the government estimates nearly 3,000 died as a result of Hurricane Maria.

The president’s remarks drew swift backlash from the island and the mainland as Trump sought to assure the public his administration was “ready as anybody has ever been” for the powerful 500-mile wide Hurricane Florence swirling toward the Carolinas.

“This is an offensive, hurtful and blatantly false comment from the president,” Senate minority leader Charles Schumer tweeted on Tuesday. “Nearly 3,000 of our fellow citizens died in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. That is the complete opposite of ‘success.’”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/msn/trump-attacked-for-calling-hurricane-maria-response-an-incredible-success/ar-BBNcY0h (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/msn/trump-attacked-for-calling-hurricane-maria-response-an-incredible-success/ar-BBNcY0h)
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: Frank Cannon on September 12, 2018, 12:25:16 AM
This jackhole Leftist runs a corrupt shithole. It was a success. It would have been a greater success if this corrupt piece of filth didn't allow govt' employees to loot and steal supplies and services from their own people.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: RoosGirl on September 12, 2018, 12:30:14 AM
Fine, I'm happy for my tax dollars not to be spent fixing that shithole up.  Sounds like they can do it better themselves, so let em.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: mountaineer on September 12, 2018, 08:38:35 AM
Lets cut the bitches loose.
Agree. Let them sink or swim on their own.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: sneakypete on September 12, 2018, 09:07:32 AM
Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
By Avery Anapol - 09/11/18 08:57 PM EDT

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló on Tuesday issued a statement blasting President Trump’s comments that his administration’s response to the hurricanes in Puerto Rico was an “unsung success.”

The statement made reference to Puerto Rico’s lack of statehood, and made it clear that there is still work to be done to help Puerto Ricans recover from last year’s destruction.

“The historical relationship between Puerto Rico and Washington is unfair and unAmerican,” Rosselló said. “It is certainly not a successful relationship.”

Trump on Tuesday praised his administration’s response to Puerto Rico, calling it an “incredible, unsung success.”

“I actually think it was one of the best jobs that’s ever been done with respect to what this is all about,” he told reporters during an Oval Office briefing on the incoming Hurricane Florence. "The job that FEMA, and law enforcement and everybody did working along with the governor in Puerto Rico, I think was tremendous.”

more

http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/406192-puerto-rico-governor-responds-to-trump-calling-response-to-hurricane (http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/406192-puerto-rico-governor-responds-to-trump-calling-response-to-hurricane)

What did anyone expect from the CMMF of the Island of Parasites?
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: sneakypete on September 12, 2018, 09:09:10 AM
“The historical relationship between Puerto Rico and Washington is unfair and unAmerican,” Rosselló said. “It is certainly not a successful relationship.”

Lets cut the bitches loose.

@The Ghost

Works for me as long as we also deport all the PR's living here and cut off all their welfare checks.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: mystery-ak on September 12, 2018, 10:15:36 AM
Photos reportedly show massive stockpile of bottled water left on a runway for more than a year in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
https://www.businessinsider.com/puerto-rico-water-bottle-fema-hurrican-maria-2018-9?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=reddit.com (https://www.businessinsider.com/puerto-rico-water-bottle-fema-hurrican-maria-2018-9?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=reddit.com)
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: GtHawk on September 12, 2018, 11:47:09 AM
This jackhole Leftist runs a corrupt shithole. It was a success. It would have been a greater success if this corrupt piece of filth didn't allow govt' employees to loot and steal supplies and services from their own people.
Maybe she should ask China for help next time, but she better be careful, China has a tendency to execute thieves like her.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: Frank Cannon on September 12, 2018, 11:51:15 AM
@The Ghost

Works for me as long as we also deport all the PR's living here and cut off all their welfare checks.

I would LOVE that. They are some of the biggest deadbeat welfare queens to ever walk the earth and they are damn proud about it. They are also a bunch of ungrateful lazy bums. I got about 5 solid years of tenant stories on the subject.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: Applewood on September 12, 2018, 12:56:18 PM
Whatever is still wrong in PR is the fault of PR.  Some weeks ago, there was an article lamenting that some donated items were rotting in warehouses because they were not distributed to the storm victims.  Supposedly, the National Guard was to have distributed these items, but the Guard was ordered home before they could do so,  But Geez Louise -- aren't there some people in PR who could distribute these things?

Sounds to me like Puerto Rico is one big gimmedat territory-- not willing to do anything for themselves.  No way would I support making PR another state.  We have enough leeches in the present 50 states.  We don't need more.  Cut off the aid and cut 'em loose.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: mystery-ak on September 12, 2018, 12:59:44 PM
Whatever is still wrong in PR is the fault of PR.  Some weeks ago, there was an article lamenting that some donated items were rotting in warehouses because they were not distributed to the storm victims.  Supposedly, the National Guard was to have distributed these items, but the Guard was ordered home before they could do so,  But Geez Louise -- aren't there some people in PR who could distribute these things?

Sounds to me like Puerto Rico is one big gimmedat territory-- not willing to do anything for themselves.  No way would I support making PR another state.  We have enough leeches in the present 50 states.  We don't need more.  Cut off the aid and cut 'em loose.

PR has it's own Nat'l Guard..they could have distributed these items..
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: mystery-ak on September 12, 2018, 01:06:55 PM
'The View' host trashes Trump's Puerto Rico comments: Government 'allowed its own citizens to die'
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/406295-the-view-host-trashes-trumps-puerto-rico-comments-government-allowed-its-own (http://thehill.com/homenews/media/406295-the-view-host-trashes-trumps-puerto-rico-comments-government-allowed-its-own)
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: The Ghost on September 12, 2018, 01:08:25 PM
PR has it's own Nat'l Guard..they could have distributed these items..


They prolly did.....to the grifters that run the shithole island.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: Applewood on September 12, 2018, 01:16:23 PM
PR has it's own Nat'l Guard..they could have distributed these items..

Didn't know that.  Thanks.  So why didn't the governor mobilize them to get the aid to the people?

And even if PR didn't have a National Guard -- where are the rest of the able-bodied to do the work?  No one volunteered? No one there to organize the distribution?

Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: thackney on September 12, 2018, 01:22:36 PM
Didn't know that.  Thanks.  So why didn't the governor mobilize them to get the aid to the people?

And even if PR didn't have a National Guard -- where are the rest of the able-bodied to do the work?  No one volunteered? No one there to organize the distribution?

Maria hit 9 days ago. Less than half of the Puerto Rico National Guard is on duty.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/09/29/maria-hit-9-days-ago-less-than-half-of-the-puerto-rico-national-guard-is-on-duty/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8738feea7a19 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/09/29/maria-hit-9-days-ago-less-than-half-of-the-puerto-rico-national-guard-is-on-duty/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8738feea7a19)

...But nine days after Hurricane Maria, a striking trend has emerged: Less than half of the 8,000 members of the Puerto Rico National Guard are on duty. Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, the top U.S. officer overseeing military operations on the island, attributed this to a combination of factors. Many personnel are dealing with the devastation in their own lives, he said, and some are providing help in their full-time jobs as police, firefighters or other first responders rather than through the Guard.

The struggle to activate National Guard troops comes as Puerto Rico grapples with devastation that U.S. officials have, repeatedly, called unprecedented while defending the federal government’s response. A growing number of critics have questioned why more U.S. forces were not deployed sooner. The storm cut a 60-mile wide swath across the island with Category-4 strength, knocking out the electrical grid and leaving people desperate for food, clean water and medical care....

...In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott (R) activated all 7,000 members of the Florida National Guard before Hurricane Irma pummeled the state. In Texas, all 12,000 members were activated within two days of Hurricane Harvey coming ashore with Category-4 strength.

The comparatively small number of Guard troops on duty in Puerto Rico appears to underscore a disconnect between pleas made on the ground by civilians on the ground since the storm, and the federal government’s relatively modest response at first....
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: ABX on September 12, 2018, 01:23:42 PM
Except for the tourist resorts PR is like a 3rd world country...trying to make this Trump's Katrina is grossly unfair.

Not really. It is lot like Hawaii. You do have very nice tourist areas but you also have poverth, just like everywhere. But it was far from being a third world country. It just had the unique challenges of being an island. We had good friends there who lost everything (he is with the Air Force as an air traffic controller).

I know people like to spin it for their team, but the Puerto Rico emergency response was FUBAR on the federal and local level.

It is worse than Katrina because unlike the spin, recovery there was fast and well organized. Bureaucrats screwed up PR bigly. I'm not blaming the president, but he certainly shouldn't brag about that as any sort of victory.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: ABX on September 12, 2018, 01:28:59 PM
Maria hit 9 days ago. Less than half of the Puerto Rico National Guard is on duty.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/09/29/maria-hit-9-days-ago-less-than-half-of-the-puerto-rico-national-guard-is-on-duty/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8738feea7a19 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/09/29/maria-hit-9-days-ago-less-than-half-of-the-puerto-rico-national-guard-is-on-duty/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8738feea7a19)

...But nine days after Hurricane Maria, a striking trend has emerged: Less than half of the 8,000 members of the Puerto Rico National Guard are on duty. Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, the top U.S. officer overseeing military operations on the island, attributed this to a combination of factors. Many personnel are dealing with the devastation in their own lives, he said, and some are providing help in their full-time jobs as police, firefighters or other first responders rather than through the Guard.

The struggle to activate National Guard troops comes as Puerto Rico grapples with devastation that U.S. officials have, repeatedly, called unprecedented while defending the federal government’s response. A growing number of critics have questioned why more U.S. forces were not deployed sooner. The storm cut a 60-mile wide swath across the island with Category-4 strength, knocking out the electrical grid and leaving people desperate for food, clean water and medical care....

...In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott (R) activated all 7,000 members of the Florida National Guard before Hurricane Irma pummeled the state. In Texas, all 12,000 members were activated within two days of Hurricane Harvey coming ashore with Category-4 strength.

The comparatively small number of Guard troops on duty in Puerto Rico appears to underscore a disconnect between pleas made on the ground by civilians on the ground since the storm, and the federal government’s relatively modest response at first....

According to a friend who was there with the Air Force, they are still living in tents in many places and you simply can't get from one side of the island to another due to damage still not cleaned up. He said when they were at Ramey, they could see supply ships but they were just sitting offshore while government bureaucrats in DC and PR argued over crap and how long it took to lift the Jones Act.

Then, when they were docked, they couldn't get supplies anywhere because roads were still blocked and there were no trucks- either destroyed, stranded, or they just didn't show up.

It was and is FUBAR.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: Applewood on September 12, 2018, 01:34:19 PM
Except for the tourist resorts PR is like a 3rd world country...trying to make this Trump's Katrina is grossly unfair.

I was in Puerto Rico once, but all I saw was the airport and the route the shuttle took to get my mother and me to a cruise ship.  Along the way, Mom and I saw practically nothing but slums.  I was glad we weren't spending too much time in Puerto Rico.  I would have felt unsafe.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: ABX on September 12, 2018, 01:36:56 PM
PR has it's own Nat'l Guard..they could have distributed these items..

Not when you can't get past the roads, the trucks are destroyed, and truckers don't even show up (mostly for the first two reasons).
Destroyed roads need trucks to bring repair supplies but you can't get truck there because of the destroyed roads.

This needed a big step in leadership and coordination from someone. No one did.

(https://www.sott.net/image/s21/428504/full/Puerto_Rico_hurricane_damage.jpg)
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: mystery-ak on September 12, 2018, 01:37:50 PM
Not really. It is lot like Hawaii. You do have very nice tourist areas but you also have poverth, just like everywhere. But it was far from being a third world country. It just had the unique challenges of being an island. We had good friends there who lost everything (he is with the Air Force as an air traffic controller).

I know people like to spin it for their team, but the Puerto Rico emergency response was FUBAR on the federal and local level.

It is worse than Katrina because unlike the spin, recovery there was fast and well organized. Bureaucrats screwed up PR bigly. I'm not blaming the president, but he certainly shouldn't brag about that as any sort of victory.

I'll take your word for it..I was relying on hubby's description of the island...he's been there several times on Army business.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: TomSea on September 12, 2018, 01:38:19 PM
Tropical islands may share certain traits but Puerto Rico does have a lot of areas that look like other parts of Latin America. BTW, in Mexico some building a few years ago fell down and it just came out in the news that corruption was why it was built so faultily.

PR:

If, what is the figure is 3,000 dead...along with Cuba being hit hard, which it was, it's not hard to imagine the damage and hardship done though that figure is hard to reconcile. Haiti suffered some years ago, I think that was an earthquake.   

(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/26530015.jpg)

(http://images.centerdigitaled.com/images/SanJuanGhetto.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3489/3213442512_56dbd93515.jpg)
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: mystery-ak on September 12, 2018, 01:40:11 PM
Not when you can't get past the roads, the trucks are destroyed, and truckers don't even show up (mostly for the first two reasons).
Destroyed roads need trucks to bring repair supplies but you can't get truck there because of the destroyed roads.

This needed a big step in leadership and coordination from someone. No one did.

(https://www.sott.net/image/s21/428504/full/Puerto_Rico_hurricane_damage.jpg)

The Guard has helicopters there..that's what Mike[hubby] did there..he inspected their helicopters and facilities.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: catfish1957 on September 12, 2018, 01:42:13 PM
“The historical relationship between Puerto Rico and Washington is unfair and unAmerican,” Rosselló said. “It is certainly not a successful relationship.”

Lets cut the bitches loose.

Damn right.  Let's see how they fare without Uncle Sugar's entitlement check.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: TomSea on September 12, 2018, 02:13:50 PM
I haven't been to PR, I've been to Latin America, so in a way, I could say so in a general way, maybe it's a bit Latin American, maybe it's a bit American (USA). I certainly have a friend who has told me quite a bit about the place. Some of the pictures I posted could easily look like Mexico, El Salvador and so on. I get the picture.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: TomSea on September 12, 2018, 02:38:53 PM
Not really. It is lot like Hawaii. You do have very nice tourist areas but you also have poverth, just like everywhere. But it was far from being a third world country. It just had the unique challenges of being an island. We had good friends there who lost everything (he is with the Air Force as an air traffic controller).

I know people like to spin it for their team, but the Puerto Rico emergency response was FUBAR on the federal and local level.

It is worse than Katrina because unlike the spin, recovery there was fast and well organized. Bureaucrats screwed up PR bigly. I'm not blaming the president, but he certainly shouldn't brag about that as any sort of victory.

I'll bet it is a lot more like Latin America and the Caribbean than Hawaii. I take Mystery-AK's word in this.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: sneakypete on September 12, 2018, 07:06:37 PM
Whatever is still wrong in PR is the fault of PR.  Some weeks ago, there was an article lamenting that some donated items were rotting in warehouses because they were not distributed to the storm victims.  Supposedly, the National Guard was to have distributed these items, but the Guard was ordered home before they could do so,  But Geez Louise -- aren't there some people in PR who could distribute these things?

Sounds to me like Puerto Rico is one big gimmedat territory-- not willing to do anything for themselves.  No way would I support making PR another state.  We have enough leeches in the present 50 states.  We don't need more.  Cut off the aid and cut 'em loose.

@Applewood

The national motto of PR is "Iz not my yob,man!" Back when they could be drafted if living in the US,they would usually refuse to admit they could speak English to avoid having to do anything,and would get REALLY mad when you shouted something like "Speak English,MoFo! You couldn't have been drafted if you hadn't been able to speak English."
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: sneakypete on September 12, 2018, 07:07:30 PM
PR has it's own Nat'l Guard..they could have distributed these items..

@mystery-ak

I did not know that,and yes,they could have if they wanted.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: sneakypete on September 12, 2018, 07:12:23 PM
The Guard has helicopters there..that's what Mike[hubby] did there..he inspected their helicopters and facilities.

@mystery-ak

What? You REALLY expect the political class to give up their helicopters just so the trash people can get food and water? They have friend,family,and donors that need those choppers to ride around in!
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: Bigun on September 12, 2018, 07:38:00 PM
Not really. It is lot like Hawaii. You do have very nice tourist areas but you also have poverth, just like everywhere. But it was far from being a third world country. It just had the unique challenges of being an island. We had good friends there who lost everything (he is with the Air Force as an air traffic controller).

I know people like to spin it for their team, but the Puerto Rico emergency response was FUBAR on the federal and local level.

It is worse than Katrina because unlike the spin, recovery there was fast and well organized. Bureaucrats screwed up PR bigly. I'm not blaming the president, but he certainly shouldn't brag about that as any sort of victory.

Local yes!  Bigly!  Federal no.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: goatprairie on September 13, 2018, 12:18:44 AM
There have been a number of referendums conducted in PR where the citizens could choose statehood, independence, or remaining the current status.
In a number of past referendums the vote was almost evenly split between those wanting statehood and those wanting   remaining  status. Independence votes never got more than five percent.
But in the latest referendum conducted last year the statehood people got 97% of the total vote with  current status and independent people only getting a little more than one percent.
One of the main arguments for the statehood people was that they would be eligible for more aid from the fed. gov.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: catfish1957 on September 13, 2018, 01:58:21 AM

One of the main arguments for the statehood people was that they would be eligible for more aid from the fed. gov.

???

Don't they realize they also have to pay Federal Income Tax too?  Weird.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: mountaineer on September 13, 2018, 08:29:19 AM
???

Don't they realize they also have to pay Federal Income Tax too?  Weird.
Do welfare recipients have to pay anything in taxes?  :pondering:
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: catfish1957 on September 13, 2018, 10:06:44 AM
Do welfare recipients have to pay anything in taxes?  :pondering:

Someone's got be working down there.   :silly:
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: mountaineer on September 13, 2018, 10:19:52 AM
Someone's got be working down there.   :silly:
Those in the tourism industry, anyway.
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: Fishrrman on September 13, 2018, 06:33:35 PM
Applewood wrote:
"Sounds to me like Puerto Rico is one big gimmedat territory-- not willing to do anything for themselves.  No way would I support making PR another state.  We have enough leeches in the present 50 states.  We don't need more.  Cut off the aid and cut 'em loose."

You be right 'bout that.

PR should have been given its independence after the attack on Congress during the Truman administration.

Having said that, it would probably resemble Haiti by now.
If it's not gettin' close already!
Title: Re: Puerto Rico governor responds to Trump calling response to hurricane 'unsung success'
Post by: sneakypete on September 13, 2018, 10:01:00 PM
Applewood wrote:
"Sounds to me like Puerto Rico is one big gimmedat territory-- not willing to do anything for themselves.  No way would I support making PR another state.  We have enough leeches in the present 50 states.  We don't need more.  Cut off the aid and cut 'em loose."

You be right 'bout that.

PR should have been given its independence after the attack on Congress during the Truman administration.

Having said that, it would probably resemble Haiti by now.
If it's not gettin' close already!

@Fishrrman

I could happily go along with leaving PR to stew in her own juices,but the real problem is that if we kick the island off the welfare rolls China will probably buy them and then have a staging base/shipping base just a few miles off our coast