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2018-11-12 Economy
POTUS reportedly wants to stop giving Puerto Rico hurricane relief funds because he thinks the government is using it to pay off its debt
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Posted by Besoeker 2018-11-12 06:35|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6479 views ]  Top

#1 "after the federal oversight board that runs the US territory's finances released a revised fiscal plan that raises expectations for disaster funding and economic growth."

Bond prices are tied to this? Disaster relief has now become big business? Yes, shutting the $$$ off sometime this afternoon would be very prudent.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-11-12 06:42||   2018-11-12 06:42|| Front Page Top

#2 It's been big business at least since Katrina. Look at how the Clintons profited off Haiti.
Posted by CrazyFool 2018-11-12 06:58||   2018-11-12 06:58|| Front Page Top

#3 Dangerous game playing with withholding disaster releaf, everyone will think what would happen if a disaster hit my area and it will be painfully easy to manipulate. Better to start an FBI investigation into a person or two suspected of diverting the money.
Posted by rjschwarz 2018-11-12 11:51||   2018-11-12 11:51|| Front Page Top

#4  Better to start an FBI investigation

That's very funny stuff, I don't care who you are...
Posted by regular joe 2018-11-12 15:38||   2018-11-12 15:38|| Front Page Top

#5 I'm with rjschwarz on this one. Optics are everything in politics, and Mr. Trump must now swim in that, er, sea.

Get some evidence or, at least, an unimpeachable sworn statement.

I'd rather Mr. Trump appoint a temporary governor with military arrest powers as backup until PR can get "legit," but, irrespective of intent, the cure would appear worse than the disease.

Too bad.
Posted by Anomalous Sources 2018-11-12 20:54||   2018-11-12 20:54|| Front Page Top

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