ghfan1985 wrote:I read something about it being an "unincorporated territory". What does that mean? From what I am seeing it's like Hurricane Maria is "their" problem - like PR is not fully American or something. Either they are part of the USA or they are not. They aren't their own country, so when I read the victim-blaming about how "they" didn't do enough to keep up their power grid, or how "they" are deeply in debt, it seems odd. I have never heard that sort of analysis coming out of the news when a US State gets hit by a storm, nor did the President mince words when another US territory, Guam, was recently threatened.
I think the extent of the damage by Hurricane Maria was stupendous and daunting regardless, but whose responsibility is it actually to fix it? It's been several weeks and it looks like things are happening very slowly.
Artemis58 wrote:The entire argument is ridiculous. Puerto Rico is a US Territory as is the US Virgin Islands. These are US Citizens and, as every US citizen, are entitled to the same level of help as those that live on the mainland-meaning the residents that live in the contiguous states.
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