U.S. President Joe Biden spoke briefly to the press, as he walked to Marine One, on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday. First Lady Jill Biden, and the president, are traveling to Puerto Rico, to get updates on the island’s recovery, and help pack bags of food and essential items, for residents still struggling after Hurricane Fiona hit the island, two weeks ago.
Biden is traveling there to outline a $60 million plan to help the island recover from Hurricane Fiona. On Monday, President Joe Biden admitted the federal government was failing Puerto Rico, speaking as he left the White House Biden told reporters-
“I’m heading to Puerto Rico because they haven’t been taken very good care of,” …and “They’re trying like hell to catch up from the last hurricane,” Biden said. “I want to see the state of affairs today and make sure we push everything we can.” Adding “We owe Puerto Rico a hell of a lot more than they’ve already gotten,”-President Joe Biden
Two weeks after the storm, over 120,000 residents are still without power there.
Biden was referring to the previous Category 5 Hurricane, Maria, that devastated the island in back 2017. The island is still recovering from this last devastation. Frequently criticizing former President Donald Trump, for failing to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria, even though Trump visited the island after the storm, Biden had to admit that the federal government was coming up short in helping Puerto Rico.
Planning to announce, this additional $60 million in federal government spending, Biden seeks to strengthen levees and flood walls, as well as create a new flood warning system for the island. However, that does not address the primary problems on the island, that of struggling with a failing power grid.
One Blogger Commented-
“The reason they are rife with corruption is because Puerto Rico, is another Democrat stronghold, and it is why every Democrat running for office goes there to campaign; it is why the island is kept in abject poverty, in order to keep the island dependent on Federal funds. The islanders are just pawns, as are the people of Chicago, L.A., New York and almost every other Democrat stronghold.
Terrible Democrat policies create the problems and every election cycle the Dems return to offer solutions and promises until they win and then it's - 'See you next election cycle suckers!'. Island politicians are paid and bought by the Democrat machine in advance so nothing ever changes. Today it is being done on a grand scale...it's being done to the entire American nation. Soon America will become another New Leftist World Order ghetto stronghold. 'Checkmate'. See next election cycle 'Suckers!".-JosefRami, Breitbart Blogger
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