U.S. Fails Puerto Rico — Again


‘If almost any city in the continental U.S. had been hit with two earthquakes of this magnitude in under a week, it would be headline news every day and the federal government would be sending troops to help residents, keep the streets safe, prevent looting, and assist in cleanup operations.’
For Puerto Ricans? … We are brown people! And there’s past history with Drumpf!!

Filosofa's Word

Last Tuesday, after ten days of experiencing earth tremors, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico was hit with an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale.  Yesterday morning, after days of aftershocks, the island was once again hit with a 5.9-magnitude quake, and today they are experiencing more aftershocks.

PR-flagPuerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States; its 3.4 million residents are citizens of the United States who pay federal taxes and pay into Social Security and Medicare just as any other U.S. citizen.

If almost any city in the continental U.S. had been hit with two earthquakes of this magnitude in under a week, it would be headline news every day, and the federal government would be sending troops to help residents, keep the streets safe, prevent looting, and assist in cleanup operations.  For Puerto Rico?  The government is doing nothing as far as I can tell.

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