Day: September 27, 2017

The Jones Act and a Pack of Lies


Lies, lies and more lies. Puerto Rico. Now the president says that he can’t wave The Jones Act because the port isn’t deep or big enough in San Juan for deep water freighters. Actually, the current director of Homeland Security can do it as well under the president’s direction. He won’t. He’s a political appointee. WTH, WTH, WTH… You know that military he is so fond of? You know big business of which he claims to be a member? They both know how to build temporary harbors. The military can do that very quickly. That’s what naval engineers are trained to do. They know how to move heavy supplies from port to inland. In hours. In days. Not weeks and months. Supplies brought in by air are fine and appreciated. But, that won’t help them rebuild any infrastructure or support hospitals. Luckily, Hillary Clinton badgered the president into sending a naval hospital ship. And, her husband, and former presidents Bush and Obama are building support to help in a big way. Oh, and because of …