Monday, December 11, 2017

Puerto Rico Has Received $0 in Hurricane Relief

Over two months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the island's government still hasn't received any of the $4.9 billion of short-term loans promised in the storm aid package Congress passed at the end of October. Puerto Rico's government has requested $94 billion in federal aid, only a portion of which has been granted. Members of Congress have raised concerns over how the island's government will steward billions in federal money. In what appeared to be an attempt to reassure Washington, Governor Ricardo Rossello said last month that he was giving Federal Emergency Management Agency unprecedented power to pre-approve relief spending.

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Officially, 64 people died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria. But The New York Times estimated that as many as 1,052 people died in the 42 days following the hurricane's landfall because of the storm. They determined that by comparing death levels during those days in a typical year to the spike witnessed after the natural disaster struck.

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Someone has to pay for Dotard's golf vacations every weekend.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2017-12-11 11:52 AM

That is a LOAN #7. It ain't hurricane relief.

#2 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-12-11 01:37 PM

That is a LOAN #7. It ain't hurricane relief.

#2 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Can you read?

They didn't get hurricane relief.

And they haven't gotten the loan yet either.

#3 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-11 01:48 PM

They didn't get hurricane relief.

And they haven't gotten the loan yet either.

#3 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017

And a lot more than 67 have died.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-11 01:59 PM

Puerto Rico's government has requested $94 billion in federal aid, only a portion of which has been granted. Members of Congress have raised concerns over how the island's government will steward billions in federal money. In what appeared to be an attempt to reassure Washington, Governor Ricardo Rossello said last month that he was giving Federal Emergency Management Agency unprecedented power to pre-approve relief spending.

Think this might have anything ti do with it?

#5 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-12-11 06:26 PM

Think this might have anything ti do with it?

#5 | Posted by Sniper

WHo runs FEMA stupid?

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-11 11:11 PM

Snippy has the comprehsion level of a doorknob.

#7 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-12-12 12:23 AM

#7

Now, now. Let's not insult the doorknobs.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-12 12:33 AM

The purpose of ALL Wall Street lending to poor countries is not to lift them out of poverty, but to strip the poor of their natural resources and other assets. It is an extraordinarily successful program.

#9 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-12-12 07:49 AM

PR can't be trusted with the money because we have the trustworthy and honest cabinet of Donald Trump who can steal so much more efficiently.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-12 08:16 AM

Puerto Rico's government has requested $94 billion in federal aid, only a portion of which has been granted. Members of Congress have raised concerns over how the island's government will steward billions in federal money. In what appeared to be an attempt to reassure Washington, Governor Ricardo Rossello said last month that he was giving Federal Emergency Management Agency unprecedented power to pre-approve relief spending.
Think this might have anything ti do with it?

#5 | POSTED BY SNIPER

It's called begging at this point. Members of Congress have essentially said "Let them starve, get sick and die because we don't trust them with the money." It's an excuse. And a rather hypocritical one coming from members of Congress, especially a certain Grand Old Party.

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-12 10:26 AM

Much progress has been made there.

www.fema.gov

#12 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-12-12 01:24 PM

Much progress has been made there.
www.fema.gov

#12 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Your idea of progress is pretty damn sad....

Half the country doesn't have power yet...

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-12 06:18 PM

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