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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    Ah - Trump won't help Puerto Rico. I guess all that assistance pouring in must be from our foreign allies who do so much for us when we need help.
    won't help,
    didn't tweet

    [but they bitch when he does]
    Were tempted to suggest a conspiracy here but its just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply cant conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    Federal Relief to Puerto Rico Wont Include Waiving Law That Drives up Import Costs
    Administration says it will not reduce effects of the anti-free-trade Jones Act.


    The act is a bane to Puerto Rico. As I noted yesterday, studies show it can double to cost of shipping goods to ports there compared to nearby island countries that aren't American territories (and therefore aren't affected by the law). The Department of Homeland Security can waive this part of the Jones Act in crisis situations and had done so specifically for fuel shipping to Puerto Rico. But the administration has announced it will not be expanding or extending any relief for Puerto Ricans as it imports what it needs to recover. From the Associated Press:

    A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security says officials believe there is sufficient capacity of U.S.-flagged vessels to move goods to Puerto Rico. Spokesman David Lapan said most of the humanitarian shipments to Puerto Rico will be through barges, which make up a significant portion of the U.S.-flagged cargo fleet.

    This is flat-out centralized government planning for the benefit of a small group of powerful U.S. shipping interests. It's no different than a city government deciding how many taxi cabs or liquor stories its community "needs" and using medallions and licensing to keep out competition. Entrenched interests cash in while worrying about competitors entering the marketplace offering lower prices or better services.

    The defense of the Jones Act, like most trade restrictions, revolves around "protecting U.S. jobs," about 1,400 in this case, according to a Government Accountability Office report. Puerto Rico has a population of 3.4 million.

    Puerto Rico is swamped in debt as well as water, and terrible fiscal management of government and its failure to plan for its expenses definitely plays a role in how difficult it will be for the island to recover.
    Were tempted to suggest a conspiracy here but its just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply cant conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    The Jones Act dilemma: Cut regulations or boost jobs?


    Enacted in 1920, the federal law prohibits tankers from hauling oil between U.S. ports unless those vessels are American-made, flagged and manned by a crew that is 75 percent U.S. citizens.

    The Trump administration this month extended a temporary waiver to the Jones Act in response to fuel shortages caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, to allow foreign-flagged vessels to meet demand.

    But some lawmakers and experts say the waivers prompted by the hurricanes showcase the need to repeal a law they view as protectionist and anti-competitive, making it harder to move goods to market, and raising prices for consumers.

    Because of the high cost of using vessels that qualify under the Jones Act, critics say coastal shipping has declined, even though infrastructure experts contend it could be more efficient than delivery by trucks or rail.

    "It seems like every other year there is some sort of disaster where we realize for a brief moment there is this law out there that has become obsolete, and it's imposing hidden costs on Americans," said Scott Lincicome, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute.

    Indeed, President George W. Bush temporarily waived the Jones Act following Hurricane Katrina, which shut down Gulf Coast refineries like Harvey did. But Obama declined to take action during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
    Were tempted to suggest a conspiracy here but its just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply cant conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    Meanwhile the Navy and Marines have arrived in force to assist....
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    well I guess we have figured you out, you are a libatard, all you do is call people names (as in the last post), that's what the left does when they have to no legs to stand on with their argument, the left has used race as a weapon or degrade someone Patriotism as a weapon and I'm sick of it. but after 20 years in the navy I will still put my life in danger to protect your right to talk Sh!t about how bad our president is . let come together and find common ground like standing for the flag, I would not be surprise if you walk all over the flag with your altitude, if you don't like what TRUMP then run for office. God Bless America!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by h3mech View Post
    well I guess we have figured you out, you are a libatard, all you do is call people names (as in the last post), that's what the left does when they have to no legs to stand on with their argument, the left has used race as a weapon or degrade someone Patriotism as a weapon and I'm sick of it. but after 20 years in the navy I will still put my life in danger to protect your right to talk Sh!t about how bad our president is . let come together and find common ground like standing for the flag, I would not be surprise if you walk all over the flag with your altitude, if you don't like what TRUMP then run for office. God Bless America!!!

    Thank you for your service. My hub, also, served. He has been getting so pissed off lately about all the crap, that I think he will the first in line to stop the crap; even though he is not enlisted, anymore. Catch my drift. God bless, America.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapidus View Post
    Trump
    Wont lift the Jones Act for PR yet does so for Texas and Florida. Blames it on port capacity which is always the most important factor in a humanitarian crisis. Sarcasm.


    In case you need more proof you voted for a racist

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administ...to-rico-relief
    What part of this couldn't you comprehend?

    But DHS said Tuesday that waiving the act for Puerto Rico would not help the U.S. island territory due to damaged ports preventing ships from docking.

    Trump has in fact sent help for Puerto Rico and it's been well documented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post

    But DHS said Tuesday that waiving the act for Puerto Rico would not help the U.S. island territory due to damaged ports preventing ships from docking.

    well obviously, Port Useability be damned ... pass the wavier


    Were tempted to suggest a conspiracy here but its just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply cant conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    I'm trying is to figure out how USG/FEMA etc are NOT helping in PR. Maybe the lack of 24/7 coverage of recovery efforts by the media the culprit. Did anyone ever consider (LOL) that maybe the resources required to beam Anderson Cooper looking all serious into your eyeholes has a little less precedence than trying to establish some kind of electrical generation for dialysis patients, water filtration and other, more urgent matters? The CBP (from what I have read) are the ones that have deemed the ports not safe for entry, not Trump. You have a dam that is ready to burst with upwards of 700,000 in its way. I'm evacuating those people before I worry about Don Lemon finding someone, perhaps the Mayor of San Juan, to blast the response from all the alphabet agencies in CONUS.

    I'm sorry, not sorry, that coverage of any response is not what you would like to see, but please do not let that interfere with your narrative building.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kom526 View Post
    I'm trying is to figure out how USG/FEMA etc are NOT helping in PR.

    we should send Cooper, Lemon, Madow and others to the damn to monitoring that story
    Were tempted to suggest a conspiracy here but its just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply cant conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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