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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

As Tropical Storm Dorian barrels toward Puerto Rico, President Trump has again cited misleading aid numbers in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

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Where's my 80 bucks, vato...

-Puerto Rico

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-27 07:13 PM | Reply

a total of $12.6 Billion has been spent on rebuilding mostly in the gentrified areas of the capital city.

Sounds like socialism ....

Did you know we are still paying for Katrina?

My guess is Trump will be proven right ... again...

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-08-27 10:00 PM | Reply

My guess is Trump will be proven right ... again...

#2

When was the last time?

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-08-28 11:36 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

Puerto Rico should vote for statehood and see if they could get more aid with actual representatives in Congress plus be able to vote in Presidential elections.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2019-08-28 02:25 PM | Reply

If Puerto Rico ever did vote for statehood, does it have to be approved by Congress?

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-08-28 03:01 PM | Reply

#5 Yes. And Republicans will never allow it because they hate representative democracy.

#6 | Posted by JOE at 2019-08-28 03:14 PM | Reply

PR can declare its independence and free itself from the shackles of US colonialism.

Freedom for Puerto Rico!

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-08-28 03:18 PM | Reply

If Puerto Rico is lucky, Greenland will buy it.

#8 | Posted by anton at 2019-08-28 04:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

a total of $12.6 Billion has been spent on rebuilding mostly in the gentrified areas of the capital city.
Sounds like socialism ....
Did you know we are still paying for Katrina?
My guess is Trump will be proven right ... again...

#2 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2019-08-27 10:00 PM

Yes it is socialism but only for the rich. Poor areas have received little or no help. The gated communities in the capital city have been restored. That's where the money has gone.

As with everything else when the rich have losses they are socialized but when they are doing well they fight every attempt to get them to chip in

#9 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-08-28 04:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

My guess is Trump will be proven right ... again...

#2 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Trump's going to be proven right that Puerto Rico has already received $92 billion last year when it hasn't? Is he going to build a time machine?

#10 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-08-28 04:40 PM | Reply

The $92 billion is an estimate of how much recovery money the island might need over the next 20 years.

#11 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-08-28 05:00 PM | Reply

You guys don't get it.

Trump is right. $92 billion was allocated for PR, Trump pocketed $50 billion and the media reported on the remaining $42b.

Trump is the best embezzler ever!

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-28 05:28 PM | Reply

The diversion of FEMA funds will come back to haunt the Trump Comedy Administration in a matter of days. Imagine if Dorian comes aground in Florida, keeps going into the Gulf of Mexico, picks up the energy needed to become a Cat 5 storm, then comes aground at Galveston. The $271MM taken from FEMA will seem senseless pretty damn fast.

Unless a hurricane hits Mar-A-Lago, Trump will still be found on the golf course while thousands are bailing water, gutting houses, shoveling mucky sand and wondering where the help is...

#13 | Posted by catdog at 2019-08-28 06:20 PM | Reply

Puerto Rico should vote for statehood and see if they could get more aid with actual representatives in Congress plus be able to vote in Presidential elections.

#4 | Posted by danni

An estimated 135,000 of them moved along the I-4 corridor (Orlando) after Maria. It'll be interesting to see how their votes affect next year's election results. Doubtful they're Trump fans.

#14 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-08-28 09:04 PM | Reply

Puerto Rico is 3500 square miles. At 12 Billion in aid tax dollars that comes out to around 3.4 million dollars per square mile.


#15 | Posted by mutant at 2019-08-28 09:53 PM | Reply

...and I even used the stick method of mulitplyin, smack my head

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#16 | Posted by mutant at 2019-08-28 09:56 PM | Reply

Puerto Rico is 3500 square miles. At 12 Billion in aid tax dollars that comes out to around 3.4 million dollars per square mile.

#15 | Posted by mutant

Nashville had a flood in 2010 that affected 1000 residents. FEMA's tab was $70 million.

$70,000 per affected resident. The grid wasn't wiped out, roads didn't have to be rebuilt, etc etc.

Puerto Rico has 3,195,000 residents.

The $12 billion spent there comes out to $3755 per resident.

#17 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-08-28 11:25 PM | Reply

Puerto Rico is 3500 square miles. At 12 Billion in aid tax dollars that comes out to around 3.4 million dollars per square mile.

#15 | POSTED BY MUTANT AT 2019-08-28 09:53 PM

Houston is 637 square miles. At 15.25 billion in aid tax dollars that comes out to around 24 million dollars per square mile

#18 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-08-29 12:17 AM | Reply

It's a shame to see how stupid MAGAts are when speaking about global issues. What do they know about Puerto Rico? No one wants PR as a state because we want the natives to move stateside. In the short term, they'll become fully empowered as US citizens and VOTE. Only good thing abt Puerto Rico is that it's strategic. It will never be free. It'll become a Russian satelite like Cuba was. The US can't afford to have PUTIN lving next door.

#19 | Posted by Goose_Boils at 2019-08-29 09:31 AM | Reply

--No one wants PR as a state because we want the natives to move stateside

Nonsense, the Democrats want 2 guaranteed Senate seats.

#20 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-08-29 09:41 AM | Reply

#17 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY
#18 | POSTED BY HATTER5183

Thus proving the point government wastes money, like none other ...

We are still paying for Katrina, I expect the government will be paying PR for Maria for years to come

#21 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-08-29 10:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Thus proving the point government wastes money, like none other ...
We are still paying for Katrina, I expect the government will be paying PR for Maria for years to come
#21 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2019-08-29 10:01 AM | REPLY |

FAIL

FEMA waste is very low. A private construction company could never restore a square mile of city for only $24 million. The company I work for just spent more than that renovating 3 buildings.

The point being made is not that we spend too much but that we don't spend and let the vultures pick the profitable ventures off the carcass while the rest rots.

Then the republicans blame the rotten areas for not "pulling themselves up by their bootstraps" when they don't even have boots

#22 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-08-29 03:41 PM | Reply

MAGAts get with it the US has THREE piees of land that are totally brown. Deal with it.

#23 | Posted by Goose_Boils at 2019-08-29 05:05 PM | Reply

*** pieces.

#24 | Posted by Goose_Boils at 2019-08-29 05:45 PM | Reply

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