Senate GOP Tax Bill …. “🇵🇷 Catastrophic for Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 …. ‘Intentional’? …. “!!


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~~December 3, 2017~~ 

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

~UNDER HARSH LIGHTS, ON LIVE TV~

I reviewed the article referenced below.

There are many sectors in the population that are going to be affected by this Draconian, monstrous, ‘sweeping overhaul’ passed in the American Senate.

At minimum, it was a covert, nonpartisan, unfair, poorly evaluated bill. It still has to go through several processes before it reaches the Buffoon’s desk for his signature.

As I read, I became more and more concerned but it reach the deepest part of my heart when I saw how Puerto Rico will be one of the many losers of this unprecedented ‘legislation’.

HortyRex©

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~WASHINGTON POST~

Republicans in the Senate passed a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code, on December 2, the largest change since Ronald Reagan’s presidency. The bill zipped through the process in a mere three weeks.

It’s still not a totally done deal though, as substantial differences between the House and Senate bills need to be ironed out before ‘so-called president Drumpf’ can sign the final piece of legislation into law.

But there’s little doubt this is a major victory for Drumpf.

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~Winners and losers in the Senate GOP tax bill~

A Running List

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/01/winners-and-losers-in-the-senate-gop-tax-bill-a-running-list/?utm_term=.4aa7c1eefb5e

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~PUERTO RICO~

The island that was devastated by Hurricane María this fall now might lose some of the few big businesses that remain on the island if the GOP tax bill gets enacted.

The reason is that Puerto Rico would no longer look so advantageous as a place to do business compared to the rest of the United States.

Puerto Rico’s governor is trying to push for the island to be deemed a “free trade zone,” but that was not included in the legislation released before passage.

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~CATASTROPHIC FOR PUERTO RICO~

Friday, December 2, was the day the U.S. banged the last nail on Puerto Rico’s coffin.
The consequences of the new tax reforms for the Island?

Puerto Rico will be treated like a foreign, not domestic for exportation purposes.
This means a 20% additional tariff, making Puerto Rico non competitive for businesses already established on the Island.
We are at risk of losing 60,000 direct jobs and 250,000 indirect jobs that serve these companies.
That in turn, wipes out $2,000 million dollars from the Island’s yearly tax revenue, used for roads, safety, education, etc., among other monies. It mostly affects manufacturers in towns on the Island, away from the metropolitan area, and who employ a high percentage of women, who are the sole breadwinners in the family unit, or as we label them, single mothers.

The domino effect this brings will leave many in abject poverty after being already devastated by hurricane Maria.

I personally would prefer my country getting back on it’s feet by establishing a robust economy, with decent salaries, using the incredible amount of well educated and talented people we have.

If the US takes no steps to take in consideration the opinions of local and stateside economists, it needs to prepare to accept a shitload of people who have a strong history of voting on the Island and will change the political color of government in many states. Florida is a great example. They expected 100,000 Puerto Ricans and at this moment 200,000 and counting have arrived. By the way, there are no airline tickets available till January.

It would be wise for Congress and the Senate to take this in consideration. People are having to leave their homeland and are not happy. Voting will be payback and it won’t be pretty.

I have tried to explain in very simplistic terms, it’s much more complicated and, like an iceberg, what lays under the surface is horrific.

Just sayin’ …

Jeannette P. 

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 The USA must remember that all the Puerto Ricans in America can and will vote and will not forget their families in the island. Puerto Rico is suffering a major humanitarian crisis, where there is no electricity or water in many towns. The ‘supposedly’ biggest power in the world, after 70+ days, hasn’t being able to restore electricity, water, fix roofs of those who have lost everything. Many people lost their houses and everything in it. Many have yet to see FEMA officials or gotten any help.

This is unacceptable and a disgrace!

After all this ‘no service delivery’ and lack of humanitarian help, what taxes are they expecting to get?

Olga Q.

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If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Something to think about …. “Peaceful Assembly …. guaranteed by the 1st amendment …. what’s up? …. “!!


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~~February 9, 2017~~ 

PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY

This is terrifying and totally goes against the Constitution which so many politicians ascribe to.

For example:

‘an array of anti-protesting laws that center on stiffening penalties for demonstrators who block traffic; in North Dakota, conservatives are even pushing a bill that would allow motorists to run over and kill protesters so long as the collision was accidental.’

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE & UNPRECEDENTED!

HortyRex©

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FIRST AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION

‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.’

~Wikipedia~

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LAWMAKERS IN TEN STATES HAVE PROPOSED LEGISLATION CRIMINALIZING PEACEFUL PROTEST

Spencer Woodman

Millions of demonstrators took to streets across the country to mobilize against the ‘so-called president‘ and his agenda, assembling in a national turnout that organizers call the beginning of a reinvigorated protest movement. But in states home to dozens of demonstrations, Republican lawmakers are moving to criminalize and increase penalties on peaceful protesting.

Minnesota, Washington State, Michigan, Iowa, Virginia, Colorado,  North Carolina, Missouri, North Dakota, Indiana 

I encourage the reader to click on link to get additional, full information.

It’s very important!

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://theintercept.com/2017/01/23/lawmakers-in-eight-states-have-proposed-laws-criminalizing-peaceful-protest/

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Fight For The Future

https://www.facebook.com/fightfortheftr/

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!!

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Senior citizens …. guess I’m one of them now!!


~~July 1, 2014~ 

~I GUESS I FALL IN THIS CATEGORY NOW~

Senior citizen is a common euphemism for an elderly person in both UK and US English, and it implies or means that the person is retired. This in turn usually implies or in fact means that the person is over the retirement age, which varies according to country. Synonyms include pensioner in UK English and retiree and senior in US English. Some dictionaries describe widespread usage of “senior citizen” for people over the age of 65.[5] “Senior citizen” is replacing the term old-age pensioner traditionally used in UK English.

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(Remember I live here)

When defined in an official context, senior citizen is often used for legal or policy-related reasons in determining who is eligible for certain benefits available to the age group.

It is used in general usage instead of traditional terms such as old person, old-age pensioner, or elderly as a courtesy and to signify continuing relevance of and respect for this population group as “citizens” of society, of senior rank.

The term was apparently coined in 1938 during a political campaign. It has come into widespread use in recent decades in legislation, commerce, and common speech. Especially in less formal contexts, it is often abbreviated as “senior(s)”, which is also used as an adjective.

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In commerce, some businesses offer customers of a certain age a “senior discount“. The age at which these discounts are available vary between 55, 60 or 65, and other criteria may also apply.

Sometimes a special “senior discount card” or other proof of age needs to be obtained and produced to show entitlement.

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~~Age Qualifications~~

The age which qualifies for senior citizen status varies widely. In governmental contexts it is usually associated with an age at which pensions or medical benefits for the elderly become available. In commercial contexts, where it may serve as a marketing device to attract customers, the age is often significantly lower.

In the United States, the standard retirement age is currently 65 (gradually increasing to 67). In Canada, the OASP (Old Age Security Pension) is available at 65 (gradually increasing to 67, starting in the period 2023-2029), and the CPP (Canada Pension Plan) as early as age 60.

The AARP allows couples in which one spouse has reached the age of 50 to join, regardless of the age of the other spouse.

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As we all know, technology is advancing at a very accelerated pace. The younger generation has developed a keen sense of using electronic devices and making up their own “language” … LMAO, LOL .. and the like. 

Here I present the language that we, as senior citizens have come up with.

Enjoy! 

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~~Senior Citizen Jokes~~

Some of the Best on the Net

~~Published on Dec 8, 2012~~

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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