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The Chumph and Puerto Rico

25 Sep

Can you imagine the response from the Federal Government if any major city in the US was hit by a natural disaster that as a result it would lose electricity for 3-6 months?

Well..That just happened to Puerto Rico.

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Houston Hurricane Harvey –

President Donald Trump has already made a $7.9 billion request to Congress for emergency funding, which the House passed Wednesday. It’s just a starting point for total Harvey recovery spending; the White House says it plans to request an additional $6.7 billion soon…

Trump promised last Monday “you’re going to see very rapid action from Congress” about approving recovery dollars. “We’re going to get your funding,” he told Texans.

Florida Hurricane Irma –

Trump approves greater FEMA aid for 37 Florida counties

HURRICANE IRMA AND HARVEY $15B DISASTER FUND WON’T LAST 30 DAYS, SAYS EX-FEMA CHIEF

Puerto Rico –

The tragedy has received relatively little media coverage compared to Harvey and Hurricane Irma, and President Donald Trump hasn’t brought much attention to it.

As Puerto Rico reels from hurricane, Trump focuses on football

Yeah …Puerto Rico has 4 things wrking against it

  1. Brown Skinned people
  2. Spanish Language
  3. Votes Democratic
  4. A Territory not a State

None of those things should count…But under the Chumph and the Reprobates they do.

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The U.S. Government Couldn’t Care Less About Helping Puerto Rico Right Now

In Puerto Rico, more than 3.3 million people—who are also U.S. citizens—are still without power, electricity, cellphone service, and, in many cases, the bare necessities for survival after Hurricane Maria pummeled the island nearly a week ago. And Congress doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to help them.

Jennifer Bendery, a HuffPost politics reporter, tweeted Monday that the White House was expected to send a disaster aid request to Congress sometime during the first or second week of October.

She went on to explain that FEMA and the Office of Management and Budget first need to assess the scope of the damage in Puerto Rico—where the governor said on Monday a “humanitarian crisis” is looming if help doesn’t arrive soon—then request money. Then Congress will act.

In a worst case scenario, that means Congress, a body not exactly know for its efficacy, could only start consideration of an aid bill for Puerto Rico sometime after October 10 (the legislature won’t meet on the 9th in observation of Columbus Day), nearly three weeks after the storm first made landfall on September 20.

For context, Hurricane Harvey—whose devastation, while significant, was nowhere near as horrific as what has happened in Puerto Rico—made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 storm on Friday, August 25. A massive aid bill easily passed through the House on September 6 and sped through a Senate vote the next day—pushing a significant aid package to start rebuilding parts of Texas and Louisiana decimated by Harvey onto the president’s desk less than two weeks after the storm hit.

So it’s hard not to read the somewhat lackadaisical approach Congress and President Trump are taking to helping Puerto Rico, an impoverished island that’s more than $74 billion in debt, as a cynical value judgement on what’s worth rebuilding. Trump’s Twitter page, his bullhorn of choice, makes the point even clearer. Since Maria, Trump has tweeted about the devastation in Puerto Rico twice. Just since Saturday, the president has tweeted (or retweeted) messages to stoke his ongoing war on the NFL over the national anthem protests 17 times.

 

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2 responses to “The Chumph and Puerto Rico

  1. lkeke35

    September 25, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    Puerto Rico just became the worst version of Haiti.

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    • btx3

      September 25, 2017 at 4:16 PM

      No -believe me. Even as bad as it is right now in Puerto Rico…

      Haiti is worse.

      I spent two years there working on the recovery after the earthquake. It just doesn’t get much worse, and I haven’t heard if or how the hurricanes have affected Haiti.

      Check this article –

      http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2017/09/07/irmas-path-haitians-face-storms-fury-alone

      See the picture? That canal serves as both storm and sewer drainage because there are no septic plants. You have the same canals in Port au Prince. From the air you can see the ocean change color near these canals with the pollution. The trash which clogs it up is trash thrown on the streets by the locals or dumped into the canal to be washed into the ocean. Cap Haitian, the city in this photo, sits at the mouth of a river and bay into the ocean which used to be stunningly beautiful. Despite the horrendous pollution you can see people bathing and washing their clothes in that river.

      One of the battles I lost in Haiti was putting in a septic plant for Port au Prince. It was killed because the then Prime Minister couldn’t get his bribe money unless we let him do the project through his corrupt cronies, and control the money.

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