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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‘Sad a Sight of Ragged Flag, Disorder All Around’ …. “🇵🇷 John Bob Poem 🇵🇷 …. So Poignant …. “!!


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~~December 1, 2017~~ 

JOHN BOB

I have a very dear friend, across the pond, who has been following the Puerto Rico situation with me. He has been a support for me during this trying time.

Here’s another poem that he has written for my country.

John Bob will always have a special place in my heart for as long as I live.

THANK YOU, JOHN BOB

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~John Bob Poem~

Sad a sight of ragged flag,
And disorder all around.
Help us now
To restore from plight our shatter island home
For storm that came and left a dread and lost beyond
belief,
Cry with us and remember, well that befell us then
For to you, the fate could come again
and help be not at hand
So those that have a small donate to help your fellow man

We are but proud and asking not our way
As author is this piece of rhyme I ask on their behalf
a cent a dime a dollar enough for coffee drink.
Enough to restore a gem in blue yonder sea
to see PUERTO RICO shine as was once before.
A new flag atop of mast but just below,
the tatters of
A flag to remind of hardship past and renewal now at last .

With Dedication to all those that lost, RIP

John Bob

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‘Yo Soy Puertorriqueño’ …. “🇵🇷 Plena Puertorriqueña con Manolo Ramos … colaboración con Olga Tañon 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~December 1, 2017~~ 

Plena Puertorriqueña

~MANOLO AND OLGA~

It’s December 1.

The holiday season has already started.

It will be a bittersweet celebration in Puerto Rico. Yet, the Boricua spirit will never be vanquished.

This is a new song, dropping at the perfect time, with the perfect message. The Puerto Rican people shows their strength and resilience during difficult times.

“Que rico es poder decir que yo soy Puertorriqueño, que rico es poder decir que yo soy Puertorriqueño, enamorao de mi tierra de mi cultura y mi pueblo … 

Sube esa bandera al son de una rica plena … “

#YoNoMeQuito

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The plena originated in Ponce, Puerto Rico around 1900

It was first heard in the neighborhood Barriada de la Torre, whose population consisted mostly of immigrants from St. Kitts, Tortola and St. Thomas, who had settled on the island since the late 1800’s. Originally, sung texts were not associated with the plena, which was rendered by guitar, accordion and pandero, but eventually, in 1907, singing was added.

Plena was often called the periodico cantado or “sung newspaper” for the lower classes because it spread messages among people, similar to the corridos in Mexico. The traditional center of plena was probably San Antón, a barrio of Ponce, although the black neighborhood of Loíza is also mentioned as the heartland for the genre. Its popularity peaked in the 1920’s.

~Wikipedia~

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Yo Soy Puertorriqueño, Plena Puertorriqueña, con Manolo Ramos y Olga Tañon

Letra y Música: Manolo Ramos

Publicadora: Warner Chap

Cuando me preguntan que donde fue que nací, se me hace un nudo en la garganta y les digo así, nací donde el cielo mostró su primera estrella fue jugo de tamarindo mezclao con parcha, china y quenepa …

De Puerto Rico, Lelolelolelola, Borinqueeeen!

Que rico es poder decir que yo soy puertorriqueño, que rico es poder decir que yo soy Puertorriqueño, enamorao de mi tierra de mi cultura y mi pueblo.

Si tu eres Boricua sientes igual que yo estoy sintiendo.

Le agradezco al cielo, porque fue en este lugar donde abrí mis ojos pa’ ver el sol y aprender amar rodeao de palmeras y el mas bello mar azul

Manolo

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~~Yo Soy Puertorriqueño~~

Manolo Ramos and Olga Tañón

~~Published on Nov 29, 2017~~

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Yo Soy Puertorriqueño, Plena Puertorriqueña, con Manolo Ramos.

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Carmen Yulín Cruz …. “🇵🇷 Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 …. and Stephen Colbert …. AWESOME!!


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~~November 30, 2017~~

CARMEN YULIN CRUZ

~VISITS STEPHEN COLBERT~

I didn’t know anything about this woman before Hurricane María battered my country, Puerto Rico

The first images I saw from my country, after the hurricane, showed her working, wading through flood waters, calling on her constituents. Since then, I’ve heard people disparage her real intent. Yet, to me, she has been to voice for my country. She keeps the spotlight on the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. Will she benefit from this?

I don’t know and I don’t care … as long as Puerto Rico’s crisis remains in the forefront rather than a back burner.

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~VISITS STEPHEN COLBERT~

It’s been two months since Hurricane María all but destroyed much of Puerto Rico. And it’s been more than a month or so since most late-night comics ran out of material about Drumpf blaming these American citizens for their own misfortune, whipping paper towels at them like he was trying to win a stuffed animal at the fair, and his administration awarding a sweetheart deal to a tiny energy firm with no experience and two full-time employees that just so happened to be from the hometown of Drumpf’s Interior Secretary and financed by a major Drumpf donor to fix the island’s power grid.

Stephen Colbert took some time on Wednesday’s Late Show, November 29, to let San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz both thank the American people for their continued help and goodwill in the disaster’s aftermath, and to use her time there to continue her criticism of Trump’s characteristic lack of both.

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

https://www.avclub.com/on-the-late-show-san-juan-mayor-carmen-yulin-cruz-than-1820868556

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~FOLLOW STEPHEN COLBERT~

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~~Trump’s Tax Bill Will Hurt Puerto Rico~~

Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz

~~Published on Nov 30, 2017~~

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz explains how Puerto Rico could be negatively impacted by Trump’s proposed tax plan.

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” inducted San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz into its “Trump Attacked Me On Twitter” Hall of Fame on Wednesday night, November 29,
Cruz was bestowed the honor following her feud with President Donald Trump, which began when she criticized the federal response to Hurricane Maria’s destruction in Puerto Rico.
In accepting the award, Cruz continued with her criticism of Trump.

She called him a “bully” and mocked his almost daily Twitter meltdowns.
“That gentleman that took the Twitter account for 11 minutes should be nominated to the Nobel Peace Prize,” said Cruz.

“I hope he’s a better golf player than he is a president, because he surely isn’t a good president,” she added.

Cruz noted that being attacked by the president was “a badge of courage” because it meant she was “different to him” and actually cared about people.

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~FOLLOW CARMEN YULIN CRUZ~

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Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Joins The ‘Trump Attacked Me On Twitter’ Hall Of Fame

~~Published on Nov 29, 2017~~

The ‘Nasty to Trump’ Mayor of San Juan gets an unexpected honor!

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Olga Tañon ….. “🇵🇷 La Gran Fiesta …. the Boricua Spirit Remains and Celebrates 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~November 19, 2017~~ 

LA GRAN FIESTA

~THE BIG PARTY~

Olga Teresa Tañón Ortíz (born April 13, 1967 in Santurce) is a Puerto Rican recording artist. Over the course of her career, she has earned two Grammy Awards, four Latin Grammy Awards and 29 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards.

~WIKIPEDIA~

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Olga is a beloved Puerto Rican singer, amazing, creative and simply beautiful. She represents the Boricua women, the Boricua spirit and my country, Puerto Rico.

She has been very actively participating in the restoration of the battered Island.

This is the spirit that characterizes the Puerto Rican people.

This is what we need during these times. This is what will come back because Puerto Rico will NEVER be destroyed!

“It’s like a big party, Where sadness has no place

Where I sing to everything but bitterness, That doesn’t open any doors …”

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LYRICS

Como una gran fiesta
Donde no cabe la tristeza
Donde canto todo, a la amargura no
Eso no se le abre la puerta (yeah)
¡eso! ¡uh!
¡que lindo!
Celebrando la vida

La vida tiene momentos malos
Donde los golpes no avisan
Pero yo me quedo con esos ratitos
En lo que me dio una sonrisa

Hay días arriba, días abajo
Días sólo que te desestabilizan
Pero yo me quedo con
Con lo que vino a visitarme la dicha

Porque la vida es un regalo (yoyoyo)
Es un regalo que se aprovecha
Por eso hay que vivir, vivirlo

Como una gran fiesta
Donde no cabe la tristeza
Donde canto todo, a la amargura no
Sólo se le abre la puerta

Como una gran fiesta
Una fiesta gigantesca
De la alegría, donde la alegría
Después que se despierta
Ya nunca más se acuesta
¡es qué!
¡la vida!

La vida tienes momentos yo sé
En que el mundo se te vira al revés
Pero yo me quedo con los momentitos
En que te besé y te besé

Te ponen muros, te ponen traspié
Te ponen metas donde a lo mejor no llegaré
Pero yo me quedo porque desperté, desperté
Y desperté

Porque la vida es un regalo (yoyoyo)
Es un regalo que se aprovecha
Por eso hay que vivir, vivirlo

Como una gran fiesta
Donde no cabe la tristeza
Donde canto todo, a la amargura no
Sólo se le abre la puerta

Como una gran fiesta
Una fiesta gigantesca
De la alegría, donde la alegría
Después que se despierta
Ya nunca más se acuesta

¡que lindo!
¡arriba las manitas!
¡arriba las manitas!
Mago de oz y la tañón
1. 2. 3
Ahora todo el mundo señores
Arriba y dice

Pégate, sube las manos
Así que pégate, sube las manos
Que te quiero bailando
Te quiero ver bailando oh
Pégate, sube las manos
Así que pégate, sube las manos
Que te quiero ver, que te quiero ver
Que te quiero ver

Como una gran fiesta
Donde no cabe la tristeza
Donde canto todo, a la amargura no
Sólo se le abre la puerta

Como una gran fiesta
Una fiesta gigantesca
De la alegría, donde la alegría
Después que se despierta
Ya nunca más se acuesta
¡eso!
¡arriba la vida!

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~~La Gran Fiesta~~

Olga Tañon

~~Published on Jun 12, 2017~~

 Music video by Olga Tañon performing La Gran Fiesta.

(C) 2017 (SME US Latin) Mia Musa.

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Jordan Klepper …. “🇵🇷 Late Night Tackles Drumpf and Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 …. “!!


 

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~~November 15, 2017~~ 

DRUMPF AND PUERTO RICO

~Late Night Tackles Trump and Puerto Rico~
Jordan Klepper visits Puerto Rico, finds the upside in Drumpf’s post-hurricane ‘trickle-down responsibility’

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This is my country.

Puerto Rico is my homeland.

As Jordan very well found out on his own, the people of Puerto Rico are indomitable.

The Boricua spirit won’t be squashed.

The ’10 ouf ot 10′ goes to the people of Puerto Rico!

That’s how Puerto Rico will recover: neighbor helping neighbor.

It’s been a ‘do-it-yourself’ affair since day one!

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~November 14, 2017~

“So-called President’ Drumpf declared his response to the brutal hurricanes in Puerto Rico a “10 out of 10,” so Jordan Klepper at Comedy Central’s The Opposition flew down to the island with purportedly high hopes.

Klepper mostly kept up his faux-alt-rightish character in his interview with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and other Puerto Ricans, but he declared Drumpf’s recovery effort a sub-par 6.5 (“if you round up, that’s a 10, baby!”), given the huge numbers of people without power, phone service, drinking water, shelter, or working schools.

Still, he found the upside in this federal dereliction.

“I think I’m starting to put it together,” Klepper said. “When Drumpf said it was a 10, he wasn’t talking about his response, he was talking about the response he inspired. See, he’s always thinking a couple of steps ahead, so many steps, often, he’s behind. Something I like to call ‘trickle-down responsibility’ – people in the community, well then they’re the ones who step up, they come together and they fix the problems, they move forward as a people and thus become that much more united.

And we all know, Drumpf, he’s a uniter.” After awarding perfect 10’s to Puerto Ricans doing it for themselves, Klepper also brought back a gift for Drumpf himself.

Maybe Drumpf should accept him (or her).

~SOURCE~

Full credit given to:

http://theweek.com

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Fifty Three Days In …. “🇵🇷 Puerto Rico’s Storm of Misery 🇵🇷 …. CBS 60 Minutes …. “!!


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~~November 12, 2017~~ 

THE AWFUL AFTERMATH

(I FOUND THE VIDEO)

~AMERICAN CITIZENS IN CRISIS~

Last Sunday, November 5, CBS 60 Minutes reported on the aftermath of Hurricane María. I watched it and my heart continued to sink.

I was looking for the video to share it with you. I found it through Facebook.

Today is the 53rd day after the hurricane hit. 

Progress has been slow and the spotlight of the main stream media has moved on to other events.

Let the video speak for itself!

(I don’t agree with all the provided in the video. The visual are all true).

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Puerto Ricans in the island have endured the longest blackout in American history following a direct hit from Hurricane Maria. Due to a multitude of factors, some say the lights won’t be coming back on anytime soon.

It’s safe to say that of all the places in the country, the one that is suffering the most right now is the hurricane-ravaged island of Puerto Rico.

Most people probably don’t think of it as being part of the United States, but the people who live in Puerto Rico certainly do. It’s been a territory since 1898, and its 3.4 million people are U.S. citizens.

For the past 53 days, most of them have been without power, the longest blackout in American history.

FEMA says it has distributed more food and water there than any disaster its ever been involved in. Damages could reach $90 billion and Puerto Rico is already bankrupt. There has been some finger pointing about the speed and effectiveness of the relief and recovery effort, but the misery there has much more to do with nature.

When Hurricane María arrived on the morning of September 20th, it was largely unheralded and never projected to hit the continental United States, which was already suffering hurricane fatigue. But the storm tore into Puerto Rico with sustained winds of 155 miles an hour and then began a slow 12-hour crawl across the countryside, with the center of the storm enveloping the entire island.

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

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/puerto-ricos-storm-of-misery/

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“I think the majority of people will hope to have their power up in — in January, maybe February.

I would predict there’s some people on that last mile that are gonna be close to spring or summer before they get those very, very last houses.”

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Post-storm Puerto Rico …. “Still in Emergency/Survival Mode ….. 48 Days In …. “!!

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