Puerto Rican Mayors Investigated For Hoarding Supplies For "Constituents Who Voted For Them"

Tyler Durden's picture

Over the past couple of weeks, President Trump has taken a beating in the mainstream media for, among other things, suggesting that the mayor of San Juan had politicized federal disaster relief efforts in response to Hurricane Maria and that it was, in fact, local mayors and residents who were failing to help the recovery effort and not the federal government.  Here are just a couple of the tweets as a refresher on the topic:

 

And while CNN was all too happy to run with a new narrative essentially accusing the White House of racism for it's 'poor' response in Puerto Rico, a new report from Metro this morning could prove the President was right all along and that it was local mayors hindering disaster recovery efforts on the Caribbean island and not a lack of federal support. 

As Metro reports, the U.S. Attorney in San Juan is now opening an investigation into whether or not local mayors around Puerto Rico have been withholding supplies from residents and/or only delivering them to "constituents who had voted for them."

"This morning we received information from a town on the Island where a person close to the municipal administration was asking one of our federal agents that the supplies that were there could not be touched because they were for his mayor," said Rodríguez, who then indicated that the case is already being investigated.

 

He added that he also received confidences from another islander whose official was also keeping supplies for "constituents who had voted for that person."

 

"This is not the time to do politics ... this is the time to help and to be kind to others. This is a tragedy and nobody should take advantage of the aid," said Rodriguez, adding that if they manage to prove the indications, the accusations will arrive" no matter which party, or whoever. "

 

While refusing to give specific names, the U.S. Attorney's office said that "the first is from the (area) north and the other is from the center; and another is the metropolitan area."

Meanwhile, the investigation was launched after Governor Ricardo Rosselló received multiple complaints that supplies delivered by FEMA to some mayors were not reaching citizenship.

"I want everyone who is listening to us to know that that will be investigated in a rigorous way and that we will not give any opportunity," he told Wapa Radio, the local chief of justice.

 

He reiterated that the aid that has been taken to "mayors and officials is for citizenship and if someone is committing a crime, receiving supplies and using them for their known people that is a crime and will be investigated".

Sometimes if you want something done right, you just have to do it yourself...

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Lockesmith's picture

How would the mayors know who had and hadn't voted for them?
Are the elections meant to be anonymous?

SRV's picture

They know what districts went their way... not that complicated

Arnold's picture

110% voter turnout with no votes for the opposition.
It's the DNC way.

847328_3527's picture

The San Juan mayor is not only corrupt, she's stupid.

In the interview where she says Trump is not sending supplies and they are starving, the TV shows tons of boxes of food and water crates behind her. It looks like a friggin COSTCO! and she's syaing they have nothing.

She does what Dems do best....LIE!

Save_America1st's picture

Ha!  Trump even has a better shooting technique o-bomber

Case in point:  Brick House Obama:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IjDqm-JHrA

 

Stuck on Zero's picture

The 10,000 Federal workers are doing the work of 1,000,000 out-of-work Puerto Ricans. Makes sense to me.

Whoa Dammit's picture

Is she one of Hillary's relatives, or did she just learn at the feet of the master?

Arnold's picture

Louis Gutierrez.

The story I heard was she was pretty happy with the response until she got a call from Louis saying,'we can make you governor".

Never be positive about anything Trump has done, or you loose your job.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Guti%C3%A9rrez

Endgame Napoleon's picture

Yes. And in the unprecedented context of successive hurricanes, the relief effort was under-appreciated. There was one bad story: the doctors and nurses who were laboring in what sounded like hazardous conditions.

Billy the Poet's picture

We need single payer health care because politicians can take better care of our families than we can ourselves!

Kidbuck's picture

Just check the list of SSDI, SNAP, Slut pay for having fatherless bastards, etc., etc.

warpigs's picture

Shocking indeed! Sounds exactly the Chicago alermen fucking scum fucks.

nmewn's picture

"We Are Dying Here!" - Mayor Cruz

(Just back it up over here, put it in the garage if you can find a spot) ;-)

Cluster_Frak's picture

you know what to do, once you place him against the wall.

Winston Churchill's picture

Election: an advanced auction of stolen goods.

Lumberjack's picture

I haven't but Podesta rings alarm bells here. Have no doubt he somehow has knowledge or involvement in this

Must be working on Chelsea's campaign...

illuminatus's picture

Santa is a myth, people!

Endgame Napoleon's picture

No, Santa is not fictional. He just makes selective stops, mostly helping citizen single parents, illegal and legal immigrant parents with free food, free housing and child tax credits that max out at $6,269. That same crowd will take most of the freebie FEMA relief, too.

Scanderbeg's picture

When you pretend the third world can ever be apart of the first this is exactly what you'll get. 

It's way past time the US jettisoned this dead weight.

lincolnsteffens's picture

Nothing like wearing blinders, Scabderbeg. Are you saying there is no skimming or outright fraud in US government agencies or charities? Puh-leeeze!

Endgame Napoleon's picture

Well, they are already {{{{legal}}} citizens. What can be done? Many of our cities already have a largely third world quality, with mostly blighted areas. The more we embraced the “working families” mantra, which provides per-birth welfare and tax-code welfare rewards for womb productivity, the more third world we became.

Because, all you need to do to get your major bills paid by taxpayers is to reproduce while single as a woman, or you can be the wife/girlfriend of a sole, male breadwinner with multiple, American-born children who qualify you for layers of monthly welfare assistance and a hefty child tax credit between $3,337 and $6,269 each April.

That way, you can work the welfare-required minimum of 20 hours per week, accepting third-world-level wages and driving wages down for citizens who cannot get their rent and food paid by taxpayers for sex and reproduction, like men, childless women and single women with grown children. It is a “race to the bottom,” as Perot used to say. Thirty years later, we won the race.

Scanderbeg's picture

I just find it amusing that they agitated for independence for so long and now we can't get rid of them.

As far as the welfare state goes it simply encourages parasites to reproduce while birth rates decline for contributors. Despite this a welfare state is fine in rich countries so long as you control or severely limit immigration. In the west we SHOULD be encouraging our people to have as many children as possible. Countries like Italy are well below replacement rate and the West will eventually be destroyed if the problem isn't addressed. 

Free_Market_Mafia's picture

The Democratic Criminal Enterprise - Politicians are extorting their constituents and the Media is complicit in the cover up! 

wisehiney's picture

corrupt is as corrupt does

depraved perverted wicked and evil

have stolen our next 100 years of revenue

redc1c4's picture

no mention of party affiliation...

fill in the blanks, people!

 

Quinvarius's picture

All who go against Trump get destroyed...by themselves.  Sucks when Trump won't just take a cut and shut up like a Clinton, huh?

StreetObserver's picture

1/3 of Puerto Ricans get food stamps and they do not have to pay U.S. taxes on income earned at home. That's not fair. Cut them lose.

Puerto Banus NA's picture

merely a third on the island???  ojala

BeansMcGreens's picture

That is a third of the households. The more people in the household, the more one gets. And of course the kids get free lunch in the schools.

BiggestLoser's picture

Fuck "fair," no one should pay taxes on income. That's theft.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

"Fair share" is a communist concept.

Puerto Banus NA's picture

There is nothing to prevent us from cutting them loose...independence, and no further immigration to the US...

(From my perspective in the 90s, after 500 years of a brutal Spanish rule, they viewed us as saps...they knew they didn't merit our compassion.)

Rather, spend that money in Panama where we stand to gain something, and the people have a tremendous gratitude.

Meanwhile China continues to make inroads as they realize the other canal on the CR border will never be built.

serotonindumptruck's picture

"Never let a crisis go to waste." -- Rahm Imanuel

Holy shit, am I the first to post this?

undertow1141's picture

Time to set Puerto Rico free. Hasta la vista baby.

Duc888's picture

 

 

Ricans....same shit.  Tainted blood half breeds.  What do you expect?

Father ¢hristmas's picture

Lol@ tainted blood half breeds.

Yes, because it is not like the pure blooded Anglo-Saxon was buttfucking his commoner brothers and sisters and stretching their asses on the rack for heresy over in the Old Country.

Most of you goofs can trace your American heritage only as far back as Ellis fucking Island.  And you were using wheelbarrows to pay for loaves of bread back home, so I'm not quite understanding the whole Whitey knows how to govern best horseshit shitkickers try to propagate.

And don't even try to blame it on the Jews, because the Jews are just whiteys so smart that they have divided themselves into a subgroup of whitey so they could fleece and subjugate other whiteys.

Anteater's picture

Found an interesting You Tube on DNA/RNA lineage by a

Jewish researcher, so naturally he turned from European

tribal migrations to Jewish tribes because they're so easy

to trace, and found 'most' Jewish people are Jews from

their father's side, but 'few' are Jews on their mother's,

the mothers being mostly White 'shiksahs' banged by

the potsmith and carpet trader Jews as they went by,

then shunned and converted Jews and tribaled up after.

 

I thought it was interesting that he referred to the non-

Jew mothers of Israel as 'Whites', when Netanyahu goes

so far out of his way to claim Israelis are 'Whites', which,

if their grandmothers were whores, then he's right! This

is theorized by another researcher as the prime motive

for Rothschilds to eliminate all the Poles and Romanians,

they being the 'bastard' people, shunned and dirt poor,

during WW2, before creating Israel with London Royals,

so the 'bastard' people wouldn't stink up the New Zion.

That's a cold assessment, but history bears it out, that

Rothschild and Churchill were closet Royals, and forced

Herzl supporters to choose mobilization of the masses.

 

It's same as the Trump Administration wants to eliminate

all the Mexicans, so they can import Blue Monkey God'rs

who speak English, keep to themselves, and work cheap.

So is Trump planning a New Zion American Israel colony?

And are the poor Whites being liquidated by Big Pharma?

Just 'more useless mouths to feed' as Kissinger had put it.

 

Anyway, we're all bastards now, according to Trump.

He's taken personality politics to a whole new level.

A Man of the People. A True Populist, in Reagan style.

"YOU'RE ALL FAWKING BASTARDS, ...ALL OF YOU!"

G-R-U-N-T's picture

These greedy and slimmy politicians reminds me of a Bugs Bunny cartoon where Daffy Duck get's cursed for his greed by the Genie in the lamp: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE0miV8YBBw

FORD_FIESTA's picture

Vigilante justice needs to happen to a few of them, the rest will get the picture quickly enough. Always shoot the leaders first, then the resistance drops fast.

The U.S. has turned into a bunch of pussies on the tax dole.

stormsailor's picture

After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay.    Valerie Jarrett

Anteater's picture

"Hitler, Cheney, Satan. Now that's real power!" Steve Bannon