HOW MANY PEOPLE DIED IN PUERTO RICO? – DEPENDS ON WHO YOU ASK – WHO WAS ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE

Did 65 die or  was it 3000? And where are the bodies? Who is to blame for this? First of all Puerto Rico is a welfare sanctuary run to the ground by Democrats – a failed state. Their infrastructure was was comparable to those of third world countries – think South Africa, Iran and Iraq. Electricity was dole out by the hour, water systems in many cases were inoperable. But the failed state, 41% of the employed worked for the government, was an accident waiting to happen; and it did.

Most deaths after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico are blamed on interruptions in medical care due to power outages and blocked or washed out roads, said the report published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Approximately one-third of post-hurricane deaths were reported by household members as being caused by delayed or prevented access to medical care,” said the report.”

The bottom line is two fold; One those responsible for the majority of deaths were the elected government officials of Puerto Rico, who were irresponsible; their obligation was to prepare and warn the people of the coming disaster; this they did not do.

Secondly, to blame Trump for his lack of empathy is insinuating that the President of the United States caused the problem. He did not. But we must remind those who place blame of the FACT that those who live in a Welfare State always depend on others to do their bidding. And so it was with Puerto Rico when hurricane Maria hit. The citizens waited for the Government to step in and lend a helping hand while they sat idly by, waiting for disaster to hit. 

TOO LAZY TO DISTRIBUTE THE WATER – THIS IS NO SURPRISE

FROM THE

New York Post

 

Hundreds of thousands of water bottles meant for victims of Hurricane Maria are still sitting at a Puerto Rico airport — nearly a year after the deadly storm, according to a report.

A photo showing the bottles in boxes and covered in a blue tarp on a runway in Ceiba was shared widely on social media Tuesday evening.

“Although you don’t believe it… almost a million boxes of water that were never delivered to the villages,” posted Abdiel Santana, a photographer working for a Puerto Rican state police agency who took the pictures. “Is there anyone who can explain this?”

FEMA acknowledged to CBS News on Wednesday that the bottles were brought inland in 2017 in the wake of the hurricane and that they were turned over to “central government.”

It is unclear where the breakdown that caused the bottles to never be distributed was caused.

Celebrity chef José Andrés, who brought a crew of volunteers to help feed victims of Maria in the wake of the storm, called for an “official independent investigation” into what happened to the stash of drinking water.

“My teams knew about it but first they will say, ‘no we can not use them,’ months later water was no good for human consumption,” he tweeted. “We were ‘buying’ water because they wouldn’t give it to us.” He didn’t specify who “they” was.

The revelation comes as President Trump doubled down on his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria on Wednesday and lashed out at the mayor of San Juan, who has been a critic of the effort, as “incompetent.”

The president raised eyebrows Tuesday when he touted the response efforts in a meeting to go over preparations for the potentially devastating Hurricane Florence inching toward the Carolinas.

“The job that FEMA and law enforcement and everybody did, working along with the governor in Puerto Rico, I think was tremendous. I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success,” he had said.

“SINK OR SWIM” TIME FOR PUERTO RICO TO FACE REALITY

The disaster that afflicted Puerto Rico brought to the fore a mindset that existed for decades in the Rich Port. This manifestly behavior in the Commonwealth from the top down has been outed large subsequent to the devastating cane. What is that mindset? Handouts, handouts and more handouts. Puerto Rico has been living off the good nature of the United States for a century; Puerto Rico is a failed welfare state, Puerto Rico is Venezuela without oil. Puerto Rico is a Cuban state, run by communists who believe that a government run socialist state will benefit the majority of its citizens.  Puerto Rico is a sink hole sucking in our money that has disappeared quicker than a lost vessel plying the Bermuda Triangle.

Map of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s history reflects the Spanish conquistadors who savagely enslaved imported Africans to toil in the fields picking cane. A mix of culture ensued and in 1899 the United States acquired Puerto Rico at the end of the Spanish American war.  Residence do not pay federal income tax on Puerto Rican income.

The islands debt climbed to $70 billion at a time with 12.4% unemployment at the start of 2017.  On May 3, 2017, Puerto Rico’s financial oversight board in the U.S. District Court for Puerto Rico filed the debt restructuring petition. By early August 2017, the debt was $72 billion with a 45% poverty rate. Great, a 45% poverty rate! How could this be after the United States has sent hundred’s of billions of dollars to Puerto Rico over the past fifty years? Where did the money go? Who is responsible for the larceny? There is no accounting for the lost funds. 

In late late September 2017, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico causing devastating damage. The island’s electrical grid was largely destroyed, with repairs expected to take months to complete, provoking the largest power outage in American history. The result of the debt crisis and hurricane caused 250,000 Puerto Ricans to flee the island and head to the mainland. Florida and New York was their destination.

Puerto Ricans are blaming President Trump for the fact that two weeks after Hurricane Maria, their island is still a mess: power outages, flooding, fuel shortages, spotty cell service, washed out bridges, roads blocked by fallen trees. But who is really to blame for the island’s paralysis?

Consider this: Puerto Rico has a population of only 3.4 million but their elected government has run up a debt of over $70 billion and pension obligations of $50 billion. That’s more than $35,294 per resident and over 100 percent of GDP. Puerto Rico has already defaulted on a $58 million bond payment in 2016, due to its already-high taxes and unwillingness to cut government spending. It fell into crushing debt despite the $21 billion annually the island receives in aid from the United States, much of it spent on welfare programs such as Head Start, public housing, and food stamps. That’s over $6,000 per capita in federal welfare that the islanders consume.

Have we said enough? 

THE WELFARE ISLAND

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The head of an international engineering firm in Puerto Rico said in an editorial Saturday that when the time came to send 50 of his engineers to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, he bypassed local officials and went straight to FEMA.

The reason, said Jorge Rodriguez, the CEO of PACIV, in an editorial in the New York Post, is that “for the last 30 years, the Puerto Rican government has been completely inept at handling regular societal needs, so I just don’t see it functioning in a crisis like this one.”

Puerto Ricans elected a new governor last November but, Rodriguez charged, he was inexperienced and had never been responsible for a budget.

Gov. Ricardo Rossello cannot exactly count on those around him either, Rodriguez asserted.

“His entire administration is totally inexperienced and they have no clue how to handle a crisis of this magnitude,” said Rodriguez, who has a graduate business degree from Harvard Business School and was named a “Most Distinguished Graduate” by the University of Puerto Rico.   

The WARNING FROM MR.Rodriguez who also had a word of caution for the U.S. Congress: “Watch out what relief funds you approve and let our local government handle. Don’t let the Puerto Rican government play the victim and fool you. They have no clue what they are doing, and I worry that they will mishandle anything that comes their way.”

AND WE ARE GOING TO POUR GOOD MONEY INTO PUERTO RICO!   THE LAZY GOOD FOR NOTHING WELFARE LEACHES WILL BLOW IT LIKE THEY HAVE FOR THE PAST CENTURY!  THIS IS THE WELFARE ISLAND. 

Hey Guys (this includes Girls-no offense, but guys is now a generic term) do you, a taxpayer, want to pay for a stranger’s new house ? Bigger and better than the one you own or rent?  Yeah, we are talking about those poor souls who lived in shanties down there in Puerto Rico. The ones with no flood insurance; to top it off 60% had no wind insurance. In the great majority of cases these houses (pmuds to say the least) were worth, maybe if you stretch it, $8000-$10,000. You have seen them before on the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico – you say you don’t know what a pmud is, for heaven’s sake it is a dump spelled backward.

Well, let’s get to the point! The welfare island territory has leached off us long enough – now is their time to carry the water.  We are sick and tired of being being sucked dry. They are clamoring for us to give them new houses for free, yes those who had theirs destroyed by Maria. These former homeowners are surging into FEMA’s offices. Of course they have plenty of time on their hand, none work. They rely on you, the taxpayer, for money.  We are talking about the drug and gangster infested island. Audacity. They are also DEMANDING RESPECT. People with no job, but oh yeah, they are on SS disability, food stamps, welfare, medicare and whatever program they can suck dry. You don’t believe us? And the mayor of San Juan, she too opened her big fat trap. Trump had none of it. 

Flag of Puerto Rico.svgPuerto Rico’s bloated government also bears much of the blame. Around 30% of the territory’s jobs are in the public sector. Among other things, a big and coddled bureaucracy undermines Puerto Rico’s educational achievements in two ways. First, nearly half those on the education department’s payroll are not teachers; quality has fallen because of low accountability and mismanagement.

The Urban Dictionary defines LEACH; is a type of person who does their best to suck your personal wealth out of you, without actually causing pain, but just extreme annoyance after you notice it is happaning. Trump voters are sick and tired of being leached to death. Aren’t you?

As he walked through Aguadilla’s town hall recently, Mr Méndez, the mayor,  boasted about each employee’s university or graduate-school credentials as he introduced them. The trouble, he says, is that “All they want to do is find security only. They have no ambition...Everybody wants to work for the government.” Manuel Reyes, of the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association, also sees little hope that the government’s role will shrink. “There is no light at the end of the tunnel,” he says, “because we are still in denial.”  

The federal government spent more than $2 billion to provide food stamps to residents of Puerto Rico in 2012, up to 25 percent of which is untraceable because it is distributed in cash and there is “no way to verify that funds are spent on food,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The funds are used to supply more than one-third of the population of Puerto Rico with food stamps. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) for Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States, received $2 billion in Nutrition Assistance Block Grants in fiscal year 2012.  Folks this was back in 2012, today it is approaching $3 billion dollars. Why work when you can eat like the burger King.

Unemployment: 48% of those eligible to work don’t, counting those that don’t seek work the figure explodes to 55%. One in six working-age men in Puerto Rico are claiming disability benefits and the figure is expect to rise to 12% because of Maria. People from the Dominican Republic do many of the jobs in Puerto Rico that pay too little to attract the locals because the huge amount of government payments they collect while on the dole. What do Puerto Rico’s men do all day? Some get into trouble. But many others hang out in pleasant places that require little money, such as beaches, shopping malls and the armchairs in Borders bookstores. They also watch plenty of television. Satellite dishes sprout from many rooftops. People always have money for that bill.

PUERTO RICO wins the Leach award hands down. Advice to President Trump, “do not give them one red cent.” The government is defunct, the people who live there rely on the United States for handouts. They have reneged on $125 billion in debt. Their economy never was functional, relying on tax breaks to bribe mainland companies – for the most part big pharma – to relocated there. They determined their fate; they shall have to live with it. Estimates of damage are close to $100 billion, why bail them out? For the United States taxpayer this is a travesty. To bail out a bunch of low lifes on social security disability is an affront to those who work, to the American taxpayer. The highest percentage of Social Security disability cases are in Puerto Rico. Now we expect a million more (because of depression) to apply for disability. IT IS A WAY OF LIFE IN PUERTO RICO. Live high, but don’t work, on other peoples money. READ ON FOLKS AND YOU WILL BEGIN TO COMPREHEND THE REAL SITUATION IN PUERTO RICO.

Puerto Ricans who can’t speak English qualify as disabled for Social Security

Hundreds of Puerto Rico’s residents qualified for federal disability benefits in recent years because they lacked fluency in English, according to government auditors. The Social Security Administration’s inspector general questioned the policy this month in light of the fact that Spanish is the predominant language in the U.S. territory. Under Social Security regulations, individuals are considered less employable in the United States if they can’t speak English, regardless of their work experience or level of education. AND THAT IS NOT ALL!

Puerto Rico is red meat, let the vultures come in and devour it. Clean it up and make it what it can be. But no this won’t happen because Big Government will get involved continuing their largess. LET THEM SINK OR SWIM. Why should the mainland BAIL them out?

According to the Consolidated Federal Funds Report compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau, Puerto Rico has received more than $21 billion annually in federal aid from the United States. A substantial portion of this amount is earmarked for public welfare, including funding educational programs (such as Head Start), subsidized housing programs (such as (Section 8 and public housing projects), and a food stampsystem called the Nutrition Assistance for Puerto Rico program.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal entitlement program that provides cash assistance to low-income aged, blind, and disabled individuals. Individuals receiving SSI benefits are eligible for Medicaid coverage in all states except “section 209(b)” states, which have opted to use their more restrictive 1972 criteria in determining Medicaid eligibility for SSI recipients. Section 209(b) of the 1972 amendments to the Social Security Act allowed states the option of continuing to use their own eligibility criteria in determining Medicaid eligibility for the elderly and disabled rather than extending Medicaid coverage to all of those individuals who qualify for SSI benefits. As of 2001, eleven states (Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Virginia) had elected the “209(b)” option to apply their 1972 eligibility criteria to aged or disabled individuals receiving SSI benefits for purposes of determining Medicaid

DESPACITO -“THIS IS HOW WE DO IT IN PUERTO RICO

Despacito, “this is how we do it in Puerto Rico.”  However, this was not the case when it came to Maria, it was a typical hit and run, but when applied to rebuilding it will definitely be despacito. To add insult to injury, the Rich Port has suffered two catastrophes, one man made the other a natural one. The man made job was of their own doing; spending money they didn’t have, living the dolce vita on other people’s money. The island of 3.5 million is dead broke, but the insult is Maria who with a splash literally through water on their parade. According to reports, Puerto Rico is without power – the grid is down – property owners are waking up to the fact that many have nothing left. In these types of situations, for instance Haiti, rebuilding doesn’t come swiftly, but over time. It will be every man for himself type of situation because life or death waits in the wings. Expect a mass migration of Puerto Ricans to the Big Apple, Miami and its suburbs.

In just 24 hours, Maria dumped almost 40 inches of rain on parts of Puerto Rico, where millions of residents won’t have power for months. Most of the island saw more than a foot of precipitation as Maria turned streets into raging rivers. Puerto Ricans might not get power back for four to six months, said Ricardo Ramos, the CEO of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. Puerto Rico has been through a long recession and is deeply in debt. Before the storm hit, the state-owned power grid was “a little bit old, mishandled and weak,” the governor said. “The system has been basically destroyed,” Ramos told CNN. He said hospitals and water systems will get priority power restoration

Do not be dismayed those who take flight, yes the airport is opening up for the flight to the mainland, will no doubt go on the dole. After all 50% are on the dole already. The average per capita income in Puerto Rico is $20,000. And don’t forget that only 1% had flood insurance and wind insurance covered only 40% of the casa grandes. You see, most Puerto Rican’s did not have insurance on their flimsy houses, nor did they have mortgages which would have necessitated it. Mold now is a prime concern as air conditioning which relies on electricity is a hope and prayer.  Perhaps Elon Musk will provide solar to those who’s houses are still standing! But Puerto Rico will eventually recover because You will rebuild their haciendas for free. The smell of stench emanating from the island will be with us for a long time.

We must add, to the good people of Puerto Rico who work, pay taxes, support their families, didn’t scam the government, our hearts go out to them. For no fault of their own their life is now in shambles. 

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Before Maria paid them a visit the island was sinking under humongous amounts of debt. Bankruptcy was the only way out, but in so doing the liberal judge screwed the (please click here to get a clear picture of the dire conditions that existed before the cane hit)primary bondholders of the power company. This was an advertisement that Puerto Rico was no longer open for business. The best boat to take now is let the island sink or swim. The vulture capitalists will then come to the rescue, but with life vests attached; that is guarantees that they will not suffer the ignominious defeat the power company bondholders suffered. Advice to President Trump, stay away from the Rich Port. No matter what you give, they will want more and more and more; that is because that is how they do it in Puerto Rico.

The island of Puerto Rico, a Caribbean Island, a seductive island, a welfare island. Puerto Rico is all of these. They are bankrupt, seeking relief from 123 billion dollars in debt; 3 million of their citizens have lived the good life on our dime. Their creditors have been fleeced. For the past thirty years the island’s people have sucked the economy dry by borrowing to the hilt. Now they don’t want to pay. Like Greeks who think it is right to scam their creditors THEY HAVE NO SHAME. One may ask where did the money go? Down the drain. The government payed people not to work, in fact 41% of the workers were government employees.

 

 

PUERTO RICO THE SOCIALIST PARADISE OF THE CARIBBEAN DROWNING IN DEBT

The Greek debacle has been the focus of late on its on again-off again debt restructuring, but that doesn’t mean that the troubles in Puerto Rico are playing second fiddle. Puerto Rico is on the hook for close to $100 billion. That is a boat load of pina coladas. SoBe Smooth Pina Colada Drink - 20-Fl. Oz. Bottles (Pack of 12)Just in case you haven’t been initiated in the Puerto Rico way of doing business we bring you their number one life saver, welfare and social security.  Puerto Rico is a disability fraud paradiseThe top 10 U.S. zip codes tied to people receiving disability benefits, nine are in Puerto Rico. Flag of Puerto Rico

The sharks are circling the waters in the hope of default if and when it happens. The rich island has a dark journey ahead, tourism is in the tank, the economy is in a perpetual depression, drugs are rampant and most of all the government will not do what needs to be done; cut bait.

But Puerto Rico is part of the United States and is a metaphor for liberal bastions like Illinois and Connecticut, both drowning  the sea of debt. Utmost on the minds of the Puerto Rican is not the rising sea levels, but their share of the islands IOU’s. By the way, in case you didn’t notice, Puerto Rico has a population similar to Connecticut, 3,5 million or simply put a debt of $22,000 for each of its citizens. And true to form the Commonwealth’s economy has slowly reached the point of no return being sucked down by a giant whirlpool, even Captain Nemo can’t save this one.Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

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