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Old 01-24-2019, 02:46 PM
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The White House calls food stamp funds for Puerto Rico "excessive and unnecessary"


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On Wednesday, the Trump administration released a statement officially opposing an additional $600 million in post-hurricane Nutritional Assistance Program (NAP) —the island’s version of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), better known as food stamps — calling the funding “excessive and unnecessary.” The news comes after reports that Trump didn’t want a single dollar going to the disaster-stricken island.
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Probably because the man child president isn't getting his way on the shut down so why not take it out on......Puerto Rico maybe. I mean they haven't even erected a statue in honor of him yet in gratitude for the paper towels he sent them.
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I would have to look into the conditions in Puerto Rico and see if additional assistance is necessary beyond the assistance they already receive,


While it's an obvious 'hate Trump' piece, it's been 16 months since the hurricane. One would think that most residents have either returned to work, or are in the process of helping to rebuild.

I have been to Puerto Rico, off the tourist areas, my spouse worked there for two years back in 2005-2006. What I saw in the average everyday areas was horrifying... food garbage dumped in the streets, dead animals left on sidewalks and by the side of the road for DAYS... in 90 degree temperatures and the daily 4:00pm rains... the stench was unbelievable.

While I have a friend just outside on San Juan who survived the hurricane by heading into the mountains (lost a lot of personal goods, but the house still stands) she made things right with her home and was back to work within about 3 months. Waited for electricity for another few months.

Point being, the Puerto Ricans on the island are not what I would call (with, of course, exceptions) ambitious, or even energetic. Life is a slow stroll, and even though they are a US holding, they have their own government, which is inefficient and inept at best, and criminally corrupt on average What is the actual need of additional food stamps? Is it that people CAN'T do anything to help themselves, or is it that they WON'T?
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The headline is bullsh*t!...

Should be `The White House calls ADDITIONAL food stamp funds for Puerto Rico "excessive and unnecessary"`...
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The headline is bullsh*t!...

Should be `The White House calls ADDITIONAL food stamp funds for Puerto Rico "excessive and unnecessary"`...
But that wouldn't get the brain dead lemmings in the public to react negatively to Trump. It does not fit the narrative.
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But that wouldn't get the brain dead lemmings in the public to react negatively to Trump. It does not fit the narrative.
Exactly...

If Trump threw a no-hitter the headline would read "Trump Walks Two in the 4th Inning"...
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