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Well, one of them, anyway................

 

President Trump on Tuesday continued to attack the government of Puerto Rico in a dispute over blame for the island’s slow recovery from Hurricane Maria in 2017. He repeated his claim that the federal government is paying $91 billion in relief aid.

 

It’s unclear where the president got that figure.  (most likely pulled it out of his a**)

 

“Puerto Rico got 91 Billion Dollars for the hurricane, more money than has ever been gotten for a hurricane before, & all their local politicians do is complain & ask for more money,” Trump tweeted. “The pols are grossly incompetent, spend the money foolishly or corruptly, & only take from USA.”

 

The last clause implied a lack of recognition that Puerto Rico is, in fact, a part of the United States.

 

“The best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico is President Donald J. Trump,” he continued. “So many wonderful people, but with such bad Island leadership and with so much money wasted. Cannot continue to hurt our Farmers and States with these massive payments, and so little appreciation!”  (apparently he doesn't see his trade war as hurting farmers, but that's another thread)

 

According to the Washington Post, the U.S. government has so far spent more than $10 billion of an announced $41 billion disaster relief appropriation to Puerto Rico for damage caused by Hurricane Maria.

 

 

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Trump is a low level troll,

and that's enough for his base......

it seems as if he's not even trying anymore,

 

"everyone's favorite President'

"the best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico"

the over the top attempts aggravate people,

it's almost laughable now,

does it still fire up his base? or are even they starting to want results vs. taunts?

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2 mins ago, fish'nmagician said:

Trump is a low level troll,

and that's enough for his base......

he's not even trying anymore,

 

"everyone's favorite President'

"the best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico"

he's trying so hard to aggravate people,

it's almost laughable now,

does it still fire up his base? or are even they starting to want results vs. taunts?

:laugh:

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7 mins ago, fish'nmagician said:

Trump is a low level troll,

and that's enough for his base......

it seems as if he's not even trying anymore,

 

"everyone's favorite President'

"the best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico"

the over the top attempts aggravate people,

it's almost laughable now,

does it still fire up his base? or are even they starting to want results vs. taunts?

What did President Trump say Frank, I don't follow him.

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25 mins ago, mrl said:

Well, one of them, anyway................

 

President Trump on Tuesday continued to attack the government of Puerto Rico in a dispute over blame for the island’s slow recovery from Hurricane Maria in 2017. He repeated his claim that the federal government is paying $91 billion in relief aid.

 

It’s unclear where the president got that figure.  (most likely pulled it out of his a**)

 

“Puerto Rico got 91 Billion Dollars for the hurricane, more money than has ever been gotten for a hurricane before, & all their local politicians do is complain & ask for more money,” Trump tweeted. “The pols are grossly incompetent, spend the money foolishly or corruptly, & only take from USA.”

 

The last clause implied a lack of recognition that Puerto Rico is, in fact, a part of the United States.

 

“The best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico is President Donald J. Trump,” he continued. “So many wonderful people, but with such bad Island leadership and with so much money wasted. Cannot continue to hurt our Farmers and States with these massive payments, and so little appreciation!”  (apparently he doesn't see his trade war as hurting farmers, but that's another thread)

 

According to the Washington Post, the U.S. government has so far spent more than $10 billion of an announced $41 billion disaster relief appropriation to Puerto Rico for damage caused by Hurricane Maria.

 

 

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What's the actual number PR was given?

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So, draining the puerto rican swamp will be necessary before more funds given? Big thumbs up.

Elections have consequences.

Time for puerto rican pitchforks. Where can I send one?

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The best part is if Trump pledged 50 Billion to Puerto Rico the left would be apoplectic over it.

 

I bet the left would block it just like the wall funding.

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The good news is that Trump's base will accept his FAKE NEWS about the Hurricane relief, they will accept the lie that Trump is the best president ever, and they will use his lies to denigrate the unfaithful and very dangerous brown people of Puerto Rico where I suspect there are some very bad hombres...  The sucker base is never interested in the facts, only the lies and talking points.   Suckers!

 

"...Federal Emergency Management Agency: $15 billion obligated ($9.9 billion in outlays)

Army Corps of Engineers: $2.5 billion approved ($3 million in outlays)

Community Development Block Grants-Disaster Recovery (Housing and Urban Development): $20 billion approved, of which $1.5 billion has been obligated

Small Business Administration: $1.95 billion for homes/business loans obligated ($1.1 billion in outlays)

Education Department: $710 million obligated ($28 million in outlays)

FEMA community disaster loans: $294 million obligated ($128 million in outlays)

Various other agencies: $266 million approved (lesser amounts in outlays)

That adds up to nearly $41 billion in announced funding. But notice words like “obligated” and “outlays”?

Here’s an explanation:

Outlays = money has been delivered

Obligated = spending has been identified but money not delivered

Approved = A budget allocation has been made, but money has not been obligated or disbursed.

 

About half of the money scheduled for Puerto Rico comes from the HUD grants. But virtually none of that funding has been spent yet. HUD in July said it had approved spending $1.5 billion but the funds had not been drawn down yet, according to a Government Accountability Office report released this month. About 50 percent has been earmarked for home repair and reconstruction.

 

A HUD official said Puerto Rico has the $1.5 billion in hand, but has spent just $42,000. “It should take Puerto Rico approximately two to three years to spend the $1.5 billion,” the official said. “Following Superstorm Sandy, the state of New Jersey disbursed $1 billion over the course of two years....

 

…. In a tweet, the president claimed “Puerto Rico got 91 Billion Dollars.” That’s simply false. As explained above, this is a 20-year estimate subject to change. The island so far has only received about $11 billion. "

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35 mins ago, mitchell master said:

Puerto Rico is a possession of the USA. We should give them away to Haiti.

Sure, and Russia or China will put nukes there. It’s a better new Cuba than Venezuela,

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8 mins ago, KnewBee said:

Outlays = money has been delivered

Obligated = spending has been identified but money not delivered

Approved = A budget allocation has been made, but money has not been obligated or disbursed.

English much? 

 

Obligated means the money is already gone. You buy something on your debit card. The money for it hasn't been withdrawn from your account yet. You are obligated to pay. Your obligation is obfuscated by the fact that the bank simultaneously reduces the amount available to spend immediately, even if they haven't withdrawn the funds. Gubbemint is the same. An obligation means the money is somewhere, not available to spend on anything else and the total budget is reduced by the same amount. 

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