Puerto Rico: US officials privately acknowledge serious food shortage

Dec 2014
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Memphis, Tn.
#43
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?
There is no such place as the "Communist Republic of California." Period.
 
Dec 2012
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California
#47
these were people sent to Puerto Rico to by our Federal Government make repairs and restorations. one of them was in charge of restoring the power grid.
these were people sent to Puerto Rico to by our Federal Government make repairs and restorations. one of them was in charge of restoring the power grid.
So, the 6 arrested Puerto Rico officials arrested for corruption are not in play? If those sent are found guilty of corruption, they should face stiff penalties. For decades PR had been a drain on America. Again, it's time to cut them loose.
 
Jul 2019
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Georgia
#49
So, the 6 arrested Puerto Rico officials arrested for corruption are not in play? If those sent are found guilty of corruption, they should face stiff penalties. For decades PR had been a drain on America. Again, it's time to cut them loose.
the story I posted was about two former FEMA officials. They're not Puerto Ricans.

you acted like they were a Puerto Rican problem, or a problem that came from Puerto Rico, but they're a Fed Gov't problem.
 
Dec 2012
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California
#50
the story I posted was about two former FEMA officials. They're not Puerto Ricans.

you acted like they were a Puerto Rican problem, or a problem that came from Puerto Rico, but they're a Fed Gov't problem.
True, they are a Fed. problem but, that does not discount the corrupt actions of PR own officials. Again, it's time we cut PR loose.