FEMA can't stay in Puerto Rico forever

Image Puerto Rico Faces Extensive Damage After Hurricane Maria

The decimated infrastructure on Puerto Rico has made deliveries of supplies and aid almost impossible, especially to the smaller towns. They have now been hit with two bad storms, leaving the island in near total ruin.

President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested his patience for helping fellow Americans in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico is running out and that he faults the US territory's management for its current conditions. And he quoted Sharyl Attkisson, a television journalist, as saying, "Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes, now a financial crisis looms largely of their own making".

These folks are US citizens but don't vote in our elections. The initiative is being funded by NAB, the NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF STATE BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATIONS (NASBA), and multiple USA broadcasting companies, and the NAB is working with FEMA and local authorities to arrange effective distribution. It is not a state, although the island has lobbied hard for that status for many years. They are exempt from paying US federal income tax but do pay into Social Security and Medicare. The U.S. taxpayer subsidizes Puerto Rico to the tune of $10 billion each year. "Our hope is that Sunday's community relief effort will help provide some comfort to our fellow citizens here and in Puerto Rico". The U.S. occupied this island after the Spanish-American War in 1898 and the population was granted citizen status in 1917. They have a congressional representative that cannot vote, but can serve on committees. Trump promised earlier this month that "We're gonna have to wipe that out", referring to Puerto Rico's debt to "Wall Street banks" though the White House later clarified that the president doesn't have the authority to simply forgive the debt.

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Americans are the most generous people on the planet and do more to help other countries than the rest of the world combined.

President Trump served notice Thursday that he may pull back federal relief workers from Puerto Rico, effectively threatening to abandon the US territory amid a staggering humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. I mean really - who's counting?

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