Puerto Rico: US officials privately acknowledge serious food shortage

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The "military" ready to eat meals are hard for civilians to use more than a few days???? If I was really hungry, I would be happy to have them.
 
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From Vox:

They’re American taxpayers. They pay payroll taxes, business taxes, and estate taxes. They helped pay for disaster relief in Texas after Hurricane Harvey and in Florida after Hurricane Irma.
No capital gains or federal income tax?
 
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That matters exactly zero.

They are US citizens.

They are protected by the Constitution of the United States.

The Presidents first responsability is protecting the citizens of the United States.

This is an impeachable offense. Among others.
Would you please explain what this "impeachable offence" is and if trump has commited it.


Thanks.


Since when did socialists care about the constitution?
 
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I know you are joking.....BUT....using the same logic, Texas and Florida should have known THEY were going to get hammered, but we don't hear Prez Dotard saying "WE can't keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in Texas and Florida forever!"

DO WE???

Does Donny KNOW these people are Americans? Has anyone bothered to tell him??
Actually what Trump DID say about Texas:

"TEXAS: We are with you today, we are with you tomorrow, and we will be with you EVERY SINGLE DAY AFTER, to restore, recover, and REBUILD.
 
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Puerto Rico is the responsibility of the US Government, so yes.
So let's say that you are right. And the Feds do use tax dollars to rebuild their infrastructure that was already dead what would be the insentive for them to ever vote to join the union. They get all of the perks at a fraction of the costs. Sounds like a hellova deal?

Sould we give the same deal to the communist republic of callifornia when they go off on their own?
 
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So let's say that you are right. And the Feds do use tax dollars to rebuild their infrastructure that was already dead what would be the insentive for them to ever vote to join the union. They get all of the perks at a fraction of the costs. Sounds like a hellova deal?

Sould we give the same deal to the communist republic of callifornia when they go off on their own?
Are you fucking kidding me???????

You want to use a natural disaster that has turned into a humanitarian crisis as an incentive to make Puerto Rico vote to become a state??????

Hey, I've got a great idea, why don't we start turning people who can't afford to pay away from emergency rooms. That'll give them an incentive to buy health insurance!!!

Another wonderful example of "Christian values" on display here!
 
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Are you fucking kidding me???????

You want to use a natural disaster that has turned into a humanitarian crisis as an incentive to make Puerto Rico vote to become a state??????

Hey, I've got a great idea, why don't we start turning people who can't afford to pay away from emergency rooms. That'll give them an incentive to buy health insurance!!!

Another wonderful example of "Christian values" on display here!
I am not a Christian.


You are trying to equate them as having the same rights as states. They do not. They do not pay federal taxes and are not a part of the Union. So why should the American citizens be required to rebuild their infrastructure?

I am just trying to figure out your libertarian POV on the situation.