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On Wednesday the governor and others pushed Trump to temporarily waive the Jones Act, a law requiring that all goods shipped between U.S. ports be carried by U.S. owned-and-operated vessels.Administration officials on Tuesday balked at the idea, saying there was sufficient shipping capacity for emergency deliveries to Puerto Rico in the U.S. merchant fleet, but Trump said on Wednesday that a waiver was under consideration."We're thinking about that," Trump told reporters. "But we have a lot of shippers and .... a lot of people that work in the shipping industry that don't want the Jones Act lifted, and we have a lot of ships out there right now."
But in RL it will be more like Haiti.
US is what keeping them from a full-blown third-world-shitholiness.
Jones Act should be repealed completely.
Trump waives Jones act.
There are thousands of containers of supplies sitting at the dock right now in PR, but can't be delivered. Why do you think that is?
Tell us why
iwog saysTell us whyIt has to be Trump's fault, right?
If Puerto Rico is so opposed by "Colonial regulations", why aren't they voting for independence?
Nominated!!That's the first time you didn't blame something on Trump. I'm shocked!!
Jones act is labor protectionism, used to keep American seamen in jobs. Which party is into that? Hint: not Republicans!
Since Republicans are skull-fucking Puerto Rico
They should have suspended the Jones act the moment it became clear Puerto Rico was a massive disaster.
The past and current democrat governors are skull fucking PR.
Since Republicans are skull-fucking Puerto Rico a
PR was skull fucked a long time ago by your beloved Bill Clinton and Section 936. The territory has been heading for the shitter ever since.
We're all still waiting for YOU to support your lies.
Part of the reason for the distribution backlog is that only 20% of truck drivers have reported back to work since Hurricane Maria swept through, according to a representative for Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.