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Who’s Getting Rich Off Of Puerto Rico’s Suffering?


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Government service providers are making money a lot of loan to provide aid to Puerto Rico but they are coming up VERY short. Cenk Uygur and also Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us exactly what you think in the comment section listed below.

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" The mission for the Federal Emergency Situation Monitoring Firm was clear: Typhoon Maria had actually torn via Puerto Rico, as well as hungry individuals needed food. Thirty million dishes should be supplied asap.

For this significant task, FEMA touched Tiffany Brown, an Atlanta business owner without any experience in large-scale catastrophe alleviation and at least 5 canceled government contracts in her past. FEMA granted her $156 million for the task, and also Ms. Brown, that is the sole owner and also employee of her company, Tribute Acquiring LLC, set out to locate some help.

Ms. Brown, that is proficient at navigating the government having system, hired a wedding event caterer in Atlanta with a staff of 11 to freeze-dry wild mushrooms and rice, hen and rice, and veggie soup. She discovered a nonprofit in Texas that had delivered food help overseas and also locally, including to a Houston food bank after Cyclone Harvey.

By the time 18.5 million meals were due, Homage had actually supplied just 50,000. And also FEMA assessors discovered a problem: The food had been packaged independently from the pouches made use of to warm them. FEMA's solicitation required "self-heating dishes."

" Do not deliver another meal. Your contract is ended," Carolyn Ward, the FEMA having officer that dealt with Homage's agreement, contacted Ms. Brown in an email dated Oct. 19 that Ms. Brown gave to The New York Times. "This is a logistical headache."

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  1. Posted by Carlos Sanchez, at Reply

    I wronder who the dumbass for the government who hired this company and why no one did second thought

  2. Posted by Lawrence, at Reply

    Typical dirt bag (Republican) scam to get you tax money.

  3. Posted by Petrazenka, at Reply

    We are accountable for what happens to American citizens in Puerto Rico and it is our responsibility to rebuild anything that breaks there. We need to apologize for the damages our hurricane caused them, it is our fault if any of our citizens suffer.
    Trump is guilty and needs to be punished.

  4. Posted by StealieSteve, at Reply

    Republicans hate humanity.

    • Posted by Fat Retarded Conservative Fox Viewer, at Reply

      with trump being president America now has quite clearly become comedy central of all the modern industrial nations.

    • Posted by Alfredo Sierra, at Reply

      I laught at three Christian values cause I haven’t seen any of it. Only thing I have seen from them is greed to further simplify there lives and make other Americans from second and third class lives harder but Trump and Republican supporters are so dumb they don’t even notice that.

  5. Posted by bob starr, at Reply

    As the usa becomes third world. lots of rich people and a dirt poor middle class.

  6. Posted by Tychoxi, at Reply

    The big water further complicated the logistics.

  7. Posted by jacksprat418, at Reply

    Trump and his cabinet of Nazis only hire “the best” people…smfh

  8. Posted by ezeblp, at Reply

    Because the energy infrastructure in Puerto Rico is more than twice as old as the rest of the United States, many of the parts needed to repair the damaged grid aren’t readily available and need to be manufactured. The lack of materials has contributed to the epically slow recovery on the island.

    • Posted by The Least Racist Most Intelligent and Sexy Philantropist by the Grace of God, at Reply

      ezeblp Yet none of that excuses the sweetheart deals.

  9. Posted by ezeblp, at Reply

    Puerto Rico’s power outage keeps getting weirder and more infuriating. It turns out that the territory’s utility has been withholding supplies needed to restore power after Hurricane Maria. In a tense, armed standoff last weekend, FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seized much-needed electrical equipment from a warehouse owned by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, Kate Aronoff reported for the Intercept. Governor Ricardo Rosselló said the Department of Justice is investigating the power utility after the incident.The feds quickly distributed the seized materials to contractors — who were apparently spending their time watching movies in their trucks because they didn’t have the supplies they needed.

  10. Posted by Drm R, at Reply

    Wouldn’t be surprised if everyone fema is giving contracts to are connected to people in the white house.

  11. Posted by Gustavo Rodriguez, at Reply

    maybe cuba isnt crazy after all. for all you miami cubans this is your glorious free market

    • Posted by Jeff Oslin, at Reply

      Gustavo Rodriguez
      Viva Cuba ! Viva Fidel !

    • Posted by Gustavo Rodriguez, at Reply

      Jeff Oslin im not a big castro fan… but i will say hes miles ahead of batista, i respect any leader who stands against the IMF cartel

    • Posted by Jeff Oslin, at Reply

      Gustavo Rodriguez
      Agreed, I share the same thoughts & respect. Che Guevara is another I hold in high regard, assassinated by the CIA, gave his life for the oppressed, a true hero.

  12. Posted by Uranius Johnson, at Reply

    They’re not getting rich, they’re already rich. 👍 GO PRIVILEGE 🎉

  13. Posted by Michigan Thinktopian, at Reply

    Make Tiffany Brown live in Puerto Rico, so she can get a feel for what needs to happen there.

  14. Posted by Fellipe Fischer, at Reply

    If Puerto Ricans declared independence tomorrow I don’t think anyone would be surprised

    • Posted by Gustavo Rodriguez, at Reply

      Fellipe Fischer Puerto rico tried in the 50s…. it was violent… mind you not on our part. Hawaii tried too

    • Posted by Blackatchaproduction, at Reply

      Didn’t they vote to stay dependent on murica

    • Posted by stikupartist 3, at Reply

      Fellipe Fischer Puerto Rico voted for independence before but Congress wouldn’t let them and now they voed for statehood and they still won’t budge.

  15. Posted by LRN_News, at Reply

    The same people who are enriching themselves from all ordinary citizens.

  16. Posted by Raul Siro Ferreira, at Reply

    Gov is task to accept the lowest bidder. But they are suppose check history.

  17. Posted by William King, at Reply

    Real estate mogul POTUS recognizes that the longer relief takes the less owners will accept for their property, and the longer recovery takes the lower the price of land will be. Puerto Rico is a huge prize and he and his investor pals will do anything to get it.

  18. Posted by Jay Guilloty, at Reply

    Thank you for continuing to report on PR while others have forgotten.

    • Posted by Robert Browning, at Reply

      Jay—–This bitchery is going to go on for centuries. This is the PR holocaust you are going to be hearing about this bullshit for a hundred years.

  19. Posted by Mud Sh-sh-shark, at Reply

    FFS Use some grammar, getting rich “from” Puerto Rico, not “off of” we’re better than that:/