President Trump finally addressed the catastrophic impact Hurricane Maria has had on Puerto Rico after mounting calls for him to shift his focus from NFL protests to the urgent matter, on Monday, September 25. And in doing so, the firebrand Commander-In-Chief insensed many by raising a reminder of the commonwealth’s debt to Wall Street bondholders.
“Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble,” Trump tweeted. “It’s old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated. Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with. Food, water and medical are top priorities – and doing well.”
The tweet is being blasted as insensitive and ill-timed in light of the devastating conditions on the ground in the aftermath of the Category 5 storm. Comedian Wanda Sykes and musician Marc Anthony are among the public figures who have blasted Trump’s focus on athlete protests as Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio and other lawmakers urge cooperation with Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rossello’s push for Congress to pass a relief package that could prove sufficient in sparing further tragedy and getting the island back up and running.
According to a report released by Oxfam, the disparity between the rich and poor is even more dramatic than previously thought.8 men, the report says, control as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, or close to half the world’s population.
Oxfam cited Forbes’ March 2016 billionaires list to substantiate their claim. In order, the 8 men that control half the world’s wealth are Microsoft founder Bill Gates whose net worth is $75 billion; Amancio Ortega, the Spanish founder of Inditex; Warren Buffett; Carlos Slim Helu; Jeff Bezos of Amazon; Mark Zuckerberg; Oracle’s Larry Ellison; and Michael Bloomberg.
Oxfam warns that this kind of economic inequality will inevitably lead to more drastic and extreme political changes, like the United States’ election of Donald Trump and Britain’s vote to leave the EU.
Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International, said, “It is obscene for so much wealth to be held in the hands of so few when 1 in 10 people survive on less than $2 a day. Inequality is trapping hundreds of millions in poverty; it is fracturing our societies and undermining democracy.”
Just caught up on power….
At this point Ghost and Angie are gonna see how much info they can get out of each other. While it’s up in the air, I still think Holly is gonna die this season and by Tommy’s hand but I loved seeing her pull Angie card. Ghost is gonna play with Stern’s wife and Tasha is a bird for trying to keep her son away from his dad but I believe she will somehow save the day after all this although Tommy no longer trust her. Curious as to why Tasha said nothing about kanan visit. Tasha mad but forgetting she was naked in front of her husband worker before Ghost started messing with Angela. So much for the loyalty talk. Watch how the tables turn when that comes out…. on one hand this bitch begged Jamie to leave his wife, and now she’s doing everything in her power to take him down so I can’t stand her but on the other hand ghost moving like he about to help put Tommy away. I’m just hoping he’s overly cocky and arrogant to where he thinks he can get over as long as he’s fucking angela without causing a panic They deserve each other!