Trump moves nearly $10 million from FEMA budget to boost funding for ICE

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A carbon tax would ACCELERATE the very technological advances that you claim to want, because it would INCENTIVIZE those advancements. Yes, we're going to be using fossil fuels for aviation for a LONG time.
You must be advocating a very stiff carbon tax. The average citizen uses a lot of petrol product directly or indirectly. The tax code surrounding this would be insane. A new lobby industry would rise up to demand their special exemption.
 

HayJenn

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What was


I don't know, what was the excuse?

What was the level of support provided to Puerto Rico compared to Texas?
Is your Google broken? Because the numbers are pretty easy to find.


Within six days of Hurricane Harvey, U.S. Northern Command had deployed 73 helicopters over Houston, which are critical for saving victims and delivering emergency supplies. It took at least three weeks after Maria before it had more than 70 helicopters flying above Puerto Rico. Nine days after the respective hurricanes, FEMA had approved $141.8 million in individual assistance to Harvey victims, versus just $6.2 million for Maria victims.

During the first nine days after Harvey, FEMA provided 5.1 million meals, 4.5 million liters of water and over 20,000 tarps to Houston; but in the same period, it delivered just 1.6 million meals, 2.8 million liters of water and roughly 5,000 tarps to Puerto Rico.

Nine days after Harvey, the federal government had 30,000 personnel in the Houston region, compared with 10,000 at the same point after Maria. It took just 10 days for FEMA to approve permanent disaster work for Texas, compared with 43 days for Puerto Rico.

Seventy-eight days after each hurricane, FEMA had approved 39 percent of federal applications for relief from victims of Harvey, versus 28 percent for Maria.


How Trump favored Texas over Puerto Rico
 

HayJenn

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Help was provided and yet the PR government dropped the ball by not distributing the life saving water.

Maybe the people will give far more thought before they vote next time.
LOL - MUCH more help was given to Houston.

I doubt Trump even knows that people who live in PR are actual American Citizens.
 
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You must be advocating a very stiff carbon tax. The average citizen uses a lot of petrol product directly or indirectly. The tax code surrounding this would be insane. A new lobby industry would rise up to demand their special exemption.
I have no idea why you would think it would require some extremely hefty carbon tax to create an incentive to develop new technology to reduce carbon emissions. As you clearly understand, that incentive exists today, even WITHOUT a carbon tax. So your post makes no economic sense whatsoever.
 
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I have no idea why you would think it would require some extremely hefty carbon tax to create an incentive to develop new technology to reduce carbon emissions. As you clearly understand, that incentive exists today, even WITHOUT a carbon tax. So your post makes no economic sense whatsoever.
Have congress legislate the carbon objectives. then have some huge regulatory authority manage it. Authority already sets pollution standards, fuel efficiency standards, etc.
You also mentioned a carbon tax in place of an income tax. That would be immense.
 

Nicnam

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LOL - MUCH more help was given to Houston.

I doubt Trump even knows that people who live in PR are actual American Citizens.
So that's why - PR did not distribute the thousands of bottles the water that were provide for the victims?

Interesting.
 

Nicnam

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Is your Google broken? Because the numbers are pretty easy to find.


Within six days of Hurricane Harvey, U.S. Northern Command had deployed 73 helicopters over Houston, which are critical for saving victims and delivering emergency supplies. It took at least three weeks after Maria before it had more than 70 helicopters flying above Puerto Rico. Nine days after the respective hurricanes, FEMA had approved $141.8 million in individual assistance to Harvey victims, versus just $6.2 million for Maria victims.

During the first nine days after Harvey, FEMA provided 5.1 million meals, 4.5 million liters of water and over 20,000 tarps to Houston; but in the same period, it delivered just 1.6 million meals, 2.8 million liters of water and roughly 5,000 tarps to Puerto Rico.

Nine days after Harvey, the federal government had 30,000 personnel in the Houston region, compared with 10,000 at the same point after Maria. It took just 10 days for FEMA to approve permanent disaster work for Texas, compared with 43 days for Puerto Rico.

Seventy-eight days after each hurricane, FEMA had approved 39 percent of federal applications for relief from victims of Harvey, versus 28 percent for Maria.


How Trump favored Texas over Puerto Rico
Nope, my google is not broken, you brought up the topic.

From your article -

Former FEMA officials say, extra political pressure and impetus can make a difference. Puerto Rico, as a U.S. territory rather than a state, has just a single, nonvoting delegate in Congress, compared with the 36 representatives and two senators from Texas who loudly demanded proper resources for their state. Likewise, victims of Superstorm Sandy had six senators and dozens of U.S. representatives in the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to demand extra disaster relief, including powerful lawmakers like Chuck Schumer, then the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate.

PR is not well represented as we all know and can see from this above, it's unfortunate but it's a fact.

Also many of the surrounding states can help Texas, by sending crews to help. Many people/groups also volunteer to go help in the aftermath because they can actually get there.

That can't be done with PR, an island with no where to stay and was in terrible shape before the storms hit.