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Wed Sep 27, 2017, 07:21 PM

Trump on why they won't lift the Jones Act ( PRico). "Cuz shipping industry threw a tantrum."

I have been out of loop with news today. Can't believe this is happening!!




Timothy Castantine🔎‏ @Castantine 1h1 hour ago

Trump on why they won't lift the Jones Act.

"Cuz shipping industry threw a tantrum."

Absolutely unbelievable.










John McCain‏Verified account @SenJohnMcCain

Shipping industry supports #JonesAct b/c it's protectionist. #PuertoRico deserves better than policy decisions driven by special interests.
1:43 PM - 27 Sep 2017

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Reply Trump on why they won't lift the Jones Act ( PRico). "Cuz shipping industry threw a tantrum." (Original post)
riversedge Sep 2017 OP
unblock Sep 2017 #1
Iliyah Sep 2017 #2
Vinca Sep 2017 #3
Turbineguy Sep 2017 #4
marylandblue Sep 2017 #5
Bucky Sep 2017 #8
marylandblue Sep 2017 #9
Saboburns Sep 2017 #6
cwydro Sep 2017 #10
JI7 Sep 2017 #11
Bucky Sep 2017 #7
dalton99a Sep 2017 #12

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Sep 27, 2017, 07:40 PM

1. of course, the jones act was waived for texas and florida. just not for puerto rico.

apparently either donnie or the shipping industry wasn't nearly as bothered by a waiver when those states were affected.

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 27, 2017, 07:42 PM

2. Yes it was.

Money over lives and suffering.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Sep 27, 2017, 07:43 PM

3. More proof the Orange Fuhrer has no balls.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Sep 27, 2017, 07:48 PM

4. I think it's a case

of holding Puerto Rico up for ransom to get rid of the Jones Act altogether. It's been a wet dream of republicans and corporate interests alike. Jones Act shipping is heavily Unionized.

The way it works is that if US Flag ships are not available, they can waive it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Sep 27, 2017, 07:59 PM

5. No way did the shipping industry oppose temporarily lifting the Jones Act

Yes they like it in general, but they aren't idiots. This is disaster relief. How long will the Jones Act last if people think it means nobody will come help you in a disaster?

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 27, 2017, 08:15 PM

8. interesting

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Response to Bucky (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 02:31 AM

9. Actually, turns out they are idiots

They did oppose lifting the Jones Act. It was lifted for Harvey, Irma and Katrina and if they objected then, nobody cared at all. All of a sudden it matters with Puerto Rico. Idiots.

http://gcaptain.com/american-maritime-industry-fights-back-false-claims-regarding-jones-act-relief-efforts-puerto-rico/

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Sep 27, 2017, 08:09 PM

6. Just Brown People mostly in PR; I'm sure thats what he is thinking

And them shipping companies are full of rich white folk.

That is how he thinks, and that is how his 50 Million voters think.

So what if a few brown folk die.

THEY DON'T CARE. THEY SIMPLY DON'T CARE.

We care and are Aghast and Heart Broken. Shocked and Angry.

I am sorry, but this is how I see things now. I wasn't alsways like this. But I am ashamed of so many of my Neighbors and Country Men.

And I think it gets worse, way worse, before it gets better.


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Response to Saboburns (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 04:04 AM

10. No, Puerto Rico is not mostly "brown people".

Amazing how many on DU are ignorant of this fact.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 04:06 AM

11. that's how they view it . just like bush didn't know black people were in brazil

most people think of puerto rico and think it's the same as mexico but somewhere else.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Sep 27, 2017, 08:11 PM

7. Well, then, that's certainly worth a few families not getting life-saving supplies in time.

Thanks for explaining that, you fucking sociopath.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 06:51 AM

12. Profits over lives

As usual

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