Feds investigate Puerto Rico’s aid going astray, not reaching citizens

Trump blasted Mayor Cruz at the time of the Hurricane that struck Puerto Rico that they weren’t pulling their weight. As usual, Trump is proved right again. Now, the Feds are going after the corruption as it is reported that the Mayors were on the take for handing out the supplies. Just hope they get Mayor Cruz, the big mouth.

And while CNN was all too happy to run with a new narrative essentially accusing the White House of racism for its ‘poor’ response in Puerto Rico, a new report from Metro this morning could prove the President was right all along and that it was local mayors hindering disaster recovery efforts on the Caribbean island and not a lack of federal support.

As Metro reports, the U.S. Attorney in San Juan is now opening an investigation into whether or not local mayors around Puerto Rico have been withholding supplies from residents and/or only delivering them to “constituents who had voted for them.”

“This morning we received information from a town on the Island where a person close to the municipal administration was asking one of our federal agents that the supplies that were there could not be touched because they were for his mayor,” said Rodríguez, who then indicated that the case is already being investigated.

He added that he also received confidences from another islander whose official was also keeping supplies for “constituents who had voted for that person.”

“This is not the time to do politics … this is the time to help and to be kind to others. This is a tragedy and nobody should take advantage of the aid,” said Rodriguez, adding that if they manage to prove the indications, the accusations will arrive” no matter which party, or whoever.

While refusing to give specific names, the U.S. Attorney’s office said that “the first is from the (area) north and the other is from the center; and another is the metropolitan area.

Meanwhile, the investigation was launched after Governor Ricardo Rosselló received multiple complaints that supplies delivered by FEMA to some mayors were not reaching citizenship.

“I want everyone who is listening to us to know that that will be investigated in a rigorous way and that we will not give any opportunity,” he told Wapa Radio, the local chief of justice.

 

He reiterated that the aid that has been taken to “mayors and officials is for citizenship and if someone is committing a crime, receiving supplies and using them for their known people that is a crime and will be investigated”.

Sometimes if you want something done right, you just have to do it yourself…

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Puerto Rico’s cop telling the truth about Hurricane Maria’s aid

English subtitles. A cop from PR was able to get a call through a Hispanic radio station in New York (La Mega). She is telling what she is seeing as a cop in the aftermath or Maria and the government’s injustice.

 

Puerto Ricans approved S.S. disability because they speak Spanish

Little noted as this administration approves Social Security disability for whatever reason for apparently anyone is the fact that after collecting for two years, one is eligible for Medicare. Once again this administration is determined to destroy every aspect of our system.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

The Social Security Administration (SSA) approved disability benefits for hundreds of Puerto Ricans because they do not speak English, despite the fact that Puerto Rico is a predominantly Spanish-speaking territory.

According to a new audit by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the agency is misapplying rules that are intended to provide financial assistance to individuals who are illiterate or cannot speak English in the United States. Under the rules, Puerto Ricans are allowed to receive disability benefits for their inability to speak English as well.

“We found the Agency did not make exceptions regarding the English-language grid rules for claimants who reside in Puerto Rico, even though Spanish is the predominant language spoken in the local economy,” the OIG said.

The audit said a person applying for disability in Puerto Rico who cannot speak English “may increase his/her likelihood of receiving disability benefits.”

Obama regime considers 6 billion bailout for Puerto Rico and Statehood too

Obama makes his way to Puerto Rico. Wonder why? Hang tight– here is my post on January 11, 2011.  Here we go in our way back machine.

Obama has big hopes for Puerto Rico. He wants to make it our 51st State. Amazingly, last Spring, a Bill passed in the House to approve without so much as a shout out from anyone. When I caught this story, I recalled this episode. The Dems would pick up two more Senators, and a lift in moving forward his agenda. Bet he is up to trying it again.

(Daily Caller)– The Obama administration is eying a secretive tax deal critics charge is an indirect bailout for Puerto Rico to the tune of billions of taxpayer dollars.

The U.S. territory, desperate for revenues in the midst of the recession, surprised industry with a $6 billion tax on foreign firms – including a significant bloc of U.S. pharmaceutical firms – late October in a rare weekend legislative session without any public debate in advance.

But now U.S. taxpayers, not the firms, could end up footing at least a significant chunk of the bill.

Gov. Luis Fortuño signed the new tax into law Oct. 25. That day, the Washington, D.C.-based whiteshoe law firm Steptoe & Johnson issued him a legal brief arguing U.S. firms should receive money from the U.S. government to offset the Puerto Rico tax increase, which Fortuño sent to the Internal Revenue Service, where a decision is pending.

Rest here>>>

Bunkerville story:April 28, 2010 — bunkerville:  House Approves move to make Puerto Rico 51st State.

Yea: 223 (52%)
   
184 39 0
Nay: 169 (39%)   41 128

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2010-242

Dems Push For Puerto Rico To Become 51st State…

As reported by the NY: Rigging Puerto Rico’s Route to become the 51st State. Post: NY Post

Since 1967, Puerto Ricans have voted three times against becoming a US state and in favor of maintaining their status as an independent commonwealth in association with America. The last time was 11 years ago.

But now a bill moving in Congress would have Puerto Ricans vote on the issue of statehood yet again. And this time, the process is rigged to favor statehood. Here is our earlier Story Here from Bunkerville

As Hernandez-Mayoral puts it, “With the commonwealth option out of the ballot, statehood is finally, albeit crookedly, assured a victory.”

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Obama Regime Considering $6 Billion Bailout for Puerto Rico

Obama has big hopes for Puerto Rico. He wants to make it our 51st State. Amazingly, last Spring, a Bill passed in the House to approve without so much as a shout out from anyone. When I caught this story, I recalled this episode. The Dems would pick up two more Senators, and a lift in moving forward his agenda. Bet he is up to trying it again.

(Daily Caller)– The Obama administration is eying a secretive tax deal critics charge is an indirect bailout for Puerto Rico to the tune of billions of taxpayer dollars.

The U.S. territory, desperate for revenues in the midst of the recession, surprised industry with a $6 billion tax on foreign firms – including a significant bloc of U.S. pharmaceutical firms – late October in a rare weekend legislative session without any public debate in advance.

But now U.S. taxpayers, not the firms, could end up footing at least a significant chunk of the bill.

Gov. Luis Fortuño signed the new tax into law Oct. 25. That day, the Washington, D.C.-based whiteshoe law firm Steptoe & Johnson issued him a legal brief arguing U.S. firms should receive money from the U.S. government to offset the Puerto Rico tax increase, which Fortuño sent to the Internal Revenue Service, where a decision is pending.

Rest here>>>

Bunkerville story:April 28, 2010 — bunkerville:  House Approves move to make Puerto Rico 51st State.

Yea: 223 (52%)
184 39 0
Nay: 169 (39%) 41 128

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2010-242

Dems Push For Puerto Rico To Become 51st State…

As reported by the NY: Rigging Puerto Rico’s Route to become the 51st State. Post: NY Post

Since 1967, Puerto Ricans have voted three times against becoming a US state and in favor of maintaining their status as an independent commonwealth in association with America. The last time was 11 years ago.

But now a bill moving in Congress would have Puerto Ricans vote on the issue of statehood yet again. And this time, the process is rigged to favor statehood. Here is our earlier Story Here from Bunkerville

Vote for Statehood for Puerto Rico UPDATE APPROVED!Vote Tally

Yea: 223 (52%)
   
184 39 0
Nay: 169 (39%)   41 128

 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2010-242

Dems Push For Puerto Rico To Become 51st State…This Is Why Obama Is So Confident He’ll Win In 2012

2 Senators and 7  Reps.

We must stand up as one united front and fight this. Please, call, write, fax, e-mail. They vote tomorrow . .

We posted this last September, they were waiting to spring this–now up for a vote!

Don’t think that political maneuvering stopped with ACORN.   Party expansion is major plank of the democrats and any form of gerrymandering looks good.

Take HR 2499

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2499/show

As reported by the NY Post;

Since 1967, Puerto Ricans have voted three times against becoming a US state and in favor of maintaining their status as an independent commonwealth in association with America. The last time was 11 years ago.

But now a bill moving in Congress would have Puerto Ricans vote on the issue of statehood yet again. And this time, the process is rigged to favor statehood.

“Behind this innocuous bill lies a fully thought out assault on Congress to designate the island the 51st state.”

The bill creates a two-stage plebiscite.  Stage One would be a yes-or-no vote on whether to maintain the “current political status.” The clear hope is that those favoring full independence — which normally draws at most 5 percent of the vote — will combine with those favoring statehood, and outpoll those who want to remain a commonwealth.

If State One passes, we’d move to Stage Two — a second vote in which Puerto Ricans would have only two choices: statehood or full independence.

As Hernandez-Mayoral puts it, “With the commonwealth option out of the ballot, statehood is finally, albeit crookedly, assured a victory.”

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/rigging_the_route_to_st_state_NUH2uCFoY02lLY7UTLEp5L

And things aren’t so rosy down there… Laying off Government workers? We can’t have that!!

Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s currently rate Puerto Rico Bonds a notch above junk level.

Government Development Bank President Carlos Garcia told a news conference that 16,970 workers would be let go across many agencies and departments but other people would be hired for finance and educational jobs.

Governor Luis Fortuno said earlier this year that the government would have to lay off as many as 30,000 employees in order to cut government spending by $2 billion annually. Some 7,816 government workers were laid off in late May.

The administration has also cut spending on contracts, instituted a hiring freeze, levied temporary taxes and announced measures, such as increased public infrastructure investment and low-cost financing, to jump-start the economy, which has been in recession for more than three years

http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssFinancialServicesAndRealEstateNews/idUSN2551016920090925

More info and UPdate: HAT TIP http://weaselzippers.us/2010/04/28/unbelievable-dems-push-for-puerto-rico-to-become-51st-state/

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/04/28/house-to-vote-on-puerto-rico-statehood-bill-tomorrow/

FAST TRACKED TO STATEHOOD

Don’t think that political maneuvering stopped with ACORN.   Party expansion is major plank of the democrats and any form of gerrymandering looks good.

Take HR 2499

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2499/show

As reported by the NY Post;

Since 1967, Puerto Ricans have voted three times against becoming a US state and in favor of maintaining their status as an independent commonwealth in association with America. The last time was 11 years ago.

But now a bill moving in Congress would have Puerto Ricans vote on the issue of statehood yet again. And this time, the process is rigged to favor statehood.

“Behind this innocuous bill lies a fully thought out assault on Congress to designate the island the 51st state.”

The bill creates a two-stage plebiscite.  Stage One would be a yes-or-no vote on whether to maintain the “current political status.” The clear hope is that those favoring full independence — which normally draws at most 5 percent of the vote — will combine with those favoring statehood, and outpoll those who want to remain a commonwealth.

If State One passes, we’d move to Stage Two — a second vote in which Puerto Ricans would have only two choices: statehood or full independence.

As Hernandez-Mayoral puts it, “With the commonwealth option out of the ballot, statehood is finally, albeit crookedly, assured a victory.”

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/rigging_the_route_to_st_state_NUH2uCFoY02lLY7UTLEp5L

And things aren’t so rosy down there…

http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssFinancialServicesAndRealEstateNews/idUSN2551016920090925

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