TRUMP on Puerto Rico

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Subject: TRUMP distorts the truth–Lies!  

TRUMP on Puerto Rico

TRUMP Fanatics—WAKE UP–It is NOT true that Trump, even though he has some good policies for other things, talks the Truth about Puerto Ricans! The facts prove it. READ before you jump to conclusions!

Puerto Rico has NOT received $92 Billion Dollars for Hurricane Maria disaster relief! TRUMP CAN’T produce a certified $91 Billion of Disaster Relief Funds that he says PR received…

Plus, TRUMP has done nothing to end Federal discrimination, per the Insular Cases… that Puerto Rican faces….

Besides, TRUMP generalizes, speculates and use political distortion or excuses against Boricuas!!!!!

Under Trump, the US DEBT is over $21 Trillion dollars and GROWING; DEFICIT is over $1.1 Trillion dollars in and growing…

Also, there is corruption in The Federal, State, and Local Governments… as there is some in Puerto Rico.

But, when corruption is found, evidence not faulty political insinuations, is presented! Followed by– due Process, as Justice is done! I can go on! But, don’t be a fanatic that follows a Leader that distorts the truth, over a cliff!

READ–Let the truth liberate ignorance! Patriots of True Grit need to STAND UP for RIGHT! UNITED: with truth, reason, courage, and CIVIC ACTION for the Good of ALL!

TRUMP ON PUERTO RICO

WELL! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH–Puerto Ricans have suffered FEDERAL INSTITUTIONAL DISCRIMINATION for over 120 years (Since 1898)!!!!!

TRUMP misleads about Puerto Rico…; uses political distorted fodder; a political Football! Trump Lies about Puerto Ricans… has NO proof…!

For example, TRUMP must show the proof (certified funding transfers to Puerto Rico) when he says Puerto Ricans received $91 Billion dollars for Hurricane Maria (which is the FAIR share of disaster funding based on the historic destruction…); proportion of US Citizens-American Veterans there… If not he lies!

Trump has some good policies…, but, is not for AMERICAN FAIRNESS or EQUALITY! Trump makes political hay… while Puerto Ricans suffer from Federal institutional discrimination; don’t have PARITY in FEDERAL LAWS or Federal “consent of the governed”…!

PR is without political empowerment and just representation in the US Congress…, Puerto Ricans can’t properly defend themselves against the Federal Government…! This is NOT RIGHT; is dishonorable…!

Plus, Trump excuses Federal discrimination and closet racism (per Insular Cases)— allowing a 2d Class US Citizenship for those (include American Veterans) that live in the US Territory of Puerto Rico (see below facts)!

AS TRUMP tries to bully 9 million Puerto Ricans (2d largest Hispanic-Latino Ethnic Group in our noble USA), TRUMP leaves out the truth, doesn’t support “FAIR TREATMENT-EQUALITY for ALL US CITIZENS-American Veterans in the US Territory of Puerto Rico!

In CONTRAST to President Reagan, President George Bush, President W. Bush, and other US Presidents that have stood up for FAIR TREATMENT-EQUAL RIGHTS; PARITY IN FEDERAL LAWS for ALL US Citizens– through STATEHOOD for Puerto Rico!

SHAME ON TRUMP to double down and spin the truth to lies! Patriots of True Grit need to stand up for RIGHT! I say: (Please, READ SUMMARY OF THE FACTS)— Let the truth liberate you!

*Patriots of True Grit fight back for EQUALITY-JUSTICE-PROGRESS; cry for Justice-a Call to Arms (Civic Action)-for Fairness/Equal Rights!*

**FAIR Treatment-EQUALITY for ALL-US Puerto Ricans-US Veterans!**

SUM: Fellow US Citizens-American Veterans (3.4 million) in the US Territory of PR, for 120+ years (since, 1898)-don’t have Federal “Consent of the Governed”; FACE Federal unfair treatment-institutional discrimination; an epic- (ROOTS)-

“Economic-Job; Fiscal; Infrastructure; Humanitarian; Status-Equality CRISIS”

• Where each PART affects the other; the Federal undemocratic Territorial (Colonial) Status affects everything–which ties Puerto Rican hands to compete fairly on a level Playing Field…!

US Puerto Ricans are the 2d largest Hispanic Ethnic Group- 9+ million strong (about 6 million live in the States; 3.4 million in PR). But, there is a historic exodus to the States (that taxes State resources…).

www.vets4energy.com
*American Veterans’ Advocate; Congressional Advisory Boards–West Point Academy 
*Equal Rights USA-Boriken Council (Round Table)-Civil Rights

*Ambassador National AIPEH: Hispanic-PR Heritage, Arts, Poets & Writers**Son of Borinqueneer Celio Freytes-Menendez (WW-II & Korea)–US 65th INF-     Winners Congressional Gold Medal
WE LEAVE NO AMERICAN VETERAN or 1st RESPONDER BEHIND! “No Task too Difficult; no Mission Impossible–WILL DO!”

Friends,
P.R. has not been disbursed $91 B but around $20 B. $91 B is an estimate, a projection of what PR will finally receive albeit in about 10 years time.
So far $51 B have been approved.
Up to now, PR has been disbursed around $20 B. That amount has created significant economic activity, better numbers for the local government and (better still) some rehab. We should acknowledge that.
A greater amount could have been disbursed if the local agencies were ready to receive, manage, establish and follow controls, keep records and render reports. In fact, Mr. Omar Marrero, in charge of coordinating with FEMA, announced a couple of weeks ago that his agency had just put in place the adequate systems that would enable it to receive additional amounts as in fact were disbursed that same day.
95% of the island has been classified as an Opportunity Zone which creates an enormous possibility for more investments, more employment. Any acknowledgment?
The insistence after 18 months in continuing to benefit from the 25% exemption in the local contribution to the costs of some repairs seems too cute. 
In the 1960s my father told me of a conversation he had with then Governor Munoz Marin about an unrelated subject but in a related context. Munoz commented that “Los puertorriqueños estamos cogiendo fama de pedigueños”. IMAGINE!
Meanwhile, we have $12 B of public funds sitting in local banks of which we collect 0 – but the banks invest them and make money on them.
Meanwhile, we support the continuation of the so-called Controlled Foreign Corporations tax which is a poison pill for statehood and which could be replaced with a tax under our Internal Revenue Code which could produce more revenue.
Meanwhile, we issued over 500 confidential tax exemption decrees last year.
Meanwhile, we have gained the dubious honor of being a “fiscal paradise”, a tax haven.
We would probably achieve better results if we stop the public partisan tirades. Search for a private understanding, a bit of comity would help.
Behaving like partisan agents of the DNC does not help. Neither does find one single Republican candidate to support in the 2018 midterm elections. Much less when among these were candidates that supported us both in relation to the requests for emergency assistance and in our plight for statehood – and Democratic candidates that did neither found our support.
And, certainly, saying on national TV that we would punch the President on the mouth is not very helpful.
Let’s rethink these matters.
Regards,
Héctor R. Ramos

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President Trump Keeps Quoting a Misleading $91 Billion Figure for Puerto Rico Aid. Here Are the Facts

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President Donald Trump is sticking to his claim that Congress gave Puerto Rico $91 billion in aid money and that, therefore, the island should be “very happy” and stop asking for more. But his claim is misleading, asserting that the island has received far more cash from Washington than it has.

Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

Puerto Rico has been given more money by Congress for Hurricane Disaster Relief, 91 Billion Dollars, than any State in the history of the U.S. As an example, Florida got $12 Billion & Texas $39 Billion for their monster hurricanes. Now the Democrats are saying NO Relief to……105K9:48 AM – May 6, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy48.2K people are talking about this

The $91 billion figure is roughly consistent with some long-run estimates for how much money Puerto Rico may eventually get if the commonwealth gets treatment on par with U.S. states. Yet that’s a big if, especially given recent history, Puerto Rico’s lack of a voting representative in Washington and the views of the president.

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As Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello has pointed out, the island has actually only seen a fraction of that. According to the island’s recovery office, about $11.4 billion in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds have been approved thus far, with about $5.72 billion disbursed, between individual assistance directly to families and public assistance.

What’s more, a significant portion of the latter was spent in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Maria for debris cleanup and other emergency measures. Since then, the disbursement of key funds has seemed to stall.

Within that, some critics have focused on the lack of so-called permanent work underway on major infrastructure projects meant to rebuild to pre-storm standards. Only $357.8 million of the FEMA funds obligated thus far fall into that category. And of that, only about $35 million has been disbursed, according to the island’s recovery office.

To be sure, other parts of the government are also contributing funds, but further steps may be required to obtain it, according to the recovery office. Those funding sources include:

  • $9.73 billion from Housing and Urban Development
  • $1.98 billion from the Small Business Administration
  • $1.27 billion from the Department of Agriculture
  • $299.5 million from Community Disaster Loan program
  • $2.52 billion from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Trump has continued to depict the island’s government as the recipient of massive financial largess, and he has complained that the level of aid has been too generous. Monday’s tweet from Trump echoes one from early last month.

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President Trump Keeps Quoting a Misleading $91 Billion Figure for Puerto Rico Aid. Here Are the Facts

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President Donald Trump is sticking to his claim that Congress gave Puerto Rico $91 billion in aid money and that, therefore, the island should be “very happy” and stop asking for more. But his claim is misleading, asserting that the island has received far more cash from Washington than it has.

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Puerto Rico has been given more money by Congress for Hurricane Disaster Relief, 91 Billion Dollars, than any State in the history of the U.S. As an example, Florida got $12 Billion & Texas $39 Billion for their monster hurricanes. Now the Democrats are saying NO Relief to……105K9:48 AM – May 6, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy48.2K people are talking about this

The $91 billion figure is roughly consistent with some long-run estimates for how much money Puerto Rico may eventually get if the commonwealth gets treatment on par with U.S. states. Yet that’s a big if, especially given recent history, Puerto Rico’s lack of a voting representative in Washington and the views of the president.

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As Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello has pointed out, the island has actually only seen a fraction of that. According to the island’s recovery office, about $11.4 billion in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds have been approved thus far, with about $5.72 billion disbursed, between individual assistance directly to families and public assistance.

What’s more, a significant portion of the latter was spent in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Maria for debris cleanup and other emergency measures. Since then, the disbursement of key funds has seemed to stall.

Within that, some critics have focused on the lack of so-called permanent work underway on major infrastructure projects meant to rebuild to pre-storm standards. Only $357.8 million of the FEMA funds obligated thus far fall into that category. And of that, only about $35 million has been disbursed, according to the island’s recovery office.

To be sure, other parts of the government are also contributing funds, but further steps may be required to obtain it, according to the recovery office. Those funding sources include:

  • $9.73 billion from Housing and Urban Development
  • $1.98 billion from the Small Business Administration
  • $1.27 billion from the Department of Agriculture
  • $299.5 million from Community Disaster Loan program
  • $2.52 billion from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Trump has continued to depict the island’s government as the recipient of massive financial largess, and he has complained that the level of aid has been too generous. Monday’s tweet from Trump echoes one from early last month.

Contact us at editors@time.com.

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