Dark, desperate life without power in Puerto Rico

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  • worf McAllen, TX
    Dec. 26, 2017 11:06 p.m.

    Does Puerto Rico pay federal income taxes?

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Dec. 26, 2017 9:49 a.m.

    Kilroy was here: It is always the same answer with Republicans, "They did it to themselves."

    Detroit was a victim of greedy capitalists who did not reinvest in their community and chose to exported their jobs overseas.

    Puerto Rico is a victim of a storm that they had no control over.

    Detroit, like Puerto Rico, pay their taxes and send their children to war. Puerto Rico is as much a state of the United States of America as is Texas. We did not abandon Texas when the storm hit there. Texas went through huge financial disparity during the 1980s and we did not abandon them. Your age old propaganda is worn out.

    Republicans need to start thinking like Americans and know that we are a whole not an individual.

  • Kilroy Was Here Centerville, UT
    Dec. 25, 2017 7:00 p.m.

    LOU Montana - Pueblo, CO

    Puerto Rico has the population of Connecticut and an economy smaller than Nebraska’s. It also has more debt — $74 billion — than any U.S. state government except California, New York and Massachusetts. The debt is a result of financial mismanagement.

    It sounds just like the once great city of Detroit ...... after 50 plus years of Democrat bungling.

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    Dec. 25, 2017 2:56 p.m.

    Puerto Rico canceled the Whitefish Energy Contract to rebuild their power grid. It's the local governments fault.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Dec. 25, 2017 12:28 p.m.

    Just imagine if this happened on the mainland USA?

    Oh Wait! It did!

    Hurricane Katrina, August 23rd, 2005 when 1833 people died and George W. Bush did nothing for three days. Conservatives took the same attitude as Ogrepete.

    Can you imagine if this happened in Utah? The outrage?

    As Americans we take care of our people, no matter their skin color.

  • Ogrepete Sandy, UT
    Dec. 25, 2017 12:14 p.m.

    Why is it FEMA’s job to take care of these people? Can they do nothing for themselves?

    Did they give up all abilities and responsibilities when they became a US territory?

    Fewer articles that blame the Gov’t and more articles that talk about what we as individuals and groups can do,, please.