.table-primary tbody td { color: white; }

Bootstrap Framework 3.3.6

Over a dozen reusable components built to provide iconography, dropdowns, input groups, navigation, alerts, and much more...

Political discussions about everything
#98984
Armed Agents Storm PR Warehouse, Find Politicians Have Been Hoarding Relief Items

Some Puerto Ricans breathed a sigh of relief this week when, after 112 days of being without electricity since Hurricane Maria devastated the island, power finally returned to their homes, schools and businesses — but no thanks to the corruption and incompetence of their own government.

According to The Intercept, federal government officials learned that “a massive store of rebuilding materials” needed to restore Puerto Rico’s electrical grid was being hoarded by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, a state-owned corporation operated by the territory’s government.

Armed with this information, federal agents then raided PREPA’s warehouses on Jan. 6 with a security detail and thereafter “began distributing (supplies) to contractors,” confirmed USACE spokesman Luciano Vera.

“Among the materials recovered so far are ‘2,875 pieces of critical material to contractors’ along with the sleeves of full-tension steel, a component of Puerto Rican electrical infrastructure required to erect new power lines,” The Intercept reported, quoting Vera.

This encounter reportedly occurred as around 50 percent of Puerto Ricans still remained without electricity.

TRENDING: Player Who Refused to Kneel for Anthem Drops Incredible Statement About Jesus After Winning Play

Now fast forward to Wednesday, when power finally began to flow in the Academia Bautista de Puerto Nuevo in San Juan, spurring cries of joy from teachers and students alike.

The Washington Examiner further notes that by Wednesday, “83 percent of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority customers (had) power.”

Talk about a big improvement — and again, no thanks to the local government’s extraordinary incompetence.
Should PREPA be prosecuted for hoarding supplies?
Yes No
Completing this poll entitles you to Conservative Tribune news updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

But it gets worse. The Intercept pointed out that even “(a)s PREPA hoards crucial resources that could help remedy the island’s dire situation,” Puerto Rico’s government “is attempting to annihilate the power provider’s only regulator.”

“When the current administration was in the opposition, they opposed all the energy reform bills,” said former Puerto Rico state Sen. Ramón Luis Nieves, referring to the so-called New Progressive Party.

“Now that they are in power, they have been trying to eliminate the energy regulator and the reforms that were passed.”

Here’s another interesting tidbit of information: Because of PREPA’s hoarding, some mayors tried “taking matters into their own hands, reportedly buying grid restoration supplies out of municipal budgets,” according to The Intercept.

RELATED: Obama Official Racks Up Bill, Makes Taxpayers Pay for His Commute to Work

That sounds like a local elected official using personal initiative to get something accomplished in the face of a system that’s completely dysfunctional.

Not surprisingly, that list didn’t include San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who’s made it her personal mission to waste valuable time and resources constantly smearing President Donald Trump and his administration instead of doing her job.

Except that if it weren’t for the Trump administration’s raid last week, the kids at the Academia Bautista de Puerto Nuevo would likely still be without power — and again, no thanks to Cruz, the New Progressive Party and every other corrupt official in Puerto Rico.
https://conservtribune.com/armed-agents ... ingbuttons" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

nothing like a state run business eh Clowntoker
4 Questions for Mueller

What I said was that "the President shouldn'[…]

Get Undressed

Allison took a look at the practice’s schedu[…]

Obama authorized money is coming

Now if you would only leave the rest stop bathroom[…]

^^^^^^^^ Amen to THAT.

My wife to be

very nice

Today’ Star Al Roker Apologizes on […]

Trump....the race baiter in chief

I'm beginning to suspect that those neo-Nazi dipsh[…]

Maybe you should send her back to where she came […]