WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

How Obama deprived Latinos of HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS of dollars…and we didn’t even know it

 

Barack Obama is a Harvard Law graduate and a talented politician. Unfortunately, he used his intelligence to cheat Latinos out of HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS of dollars, over the past eight years.

Here is how he did it…

BAFFLE THEM WITH BULLSHIT 

How many things are as mind-numbingly boring as the 74,608 pages of the IRS Tax Code, or the endlessly complex US Census reports?

Very few. Maybe watching paint dry for two days.

Of course, that is their devilish power…the power of fine print…the same power used by a slick insurance company or a shifty landlord, when they hand you an incomprehensible 20-page contract.

In high school we had a saying for this: if you don’t know the answer to an exam question…and cannot dazzle them with your brilliance…

Then baffle them with your bullshit.

THE BORING U.S. CENSUS

That is precisely what Obama did with the US Census. He baffled us with bullshit.

For example…do you know the merits of “statistical sampling,” versus “straight headcount” by the US Census? Not many people do.

The difference is this…in rural, suburban and low-density areas, a straight headcount is feasible. A census enumerator can go door-to-door…“count” every head…and report a reasonably accurate number for the people who live there.

But how can the US Census “count every head” in an environment like this one…

Or this one…

Or this one…

The answer is, they can’t. Not even close.

The only way the US Census can reasonably estimate the population of East L.A or Calle Ocho or Washington Heights, is to isolate a few key census tracts…

Send hundreds of enumerators into those census tracts….

And extrapolate their findings onto the surrounding census tracts.

This is called “statistical sampling.

Especially for crowded Latino neighborhoods, this sampling methodology is the only way to generate a reasonably accurate population report.

THE TRUTH ABOUT SAMPLING

In Washington, D.C. policy circles, it is commonly known that sampling is favored by Democrats and opposed by Republicans – because it increases the number of minority residents that are reported in large, inner-city areas.

The US Census numbers are vital…because they determine the amount of federal monies apportioned to school districts; highways; mass transit systems; public housing projects; revenue-sharing block grants; hospitals; and Medicaid/Medicare reimbursement programs. 

In total, more than $400 billion per year is at stake…and the US Census determines who receives it.

To understand the local impact of this, consider the following…Medicaid spending is 40% of the budget of New York State. The 2016 NY state budget was $155 billion, and the state Medicaid expenses were more than $60 billion. The US Census figures are critical for helping New York to meet this $60 billion Medicaid obligation – particularly in low-income areas such as Washington Heights, East Harlem and the South Bronx.

For this reason, when the federal government refused to employ statistical sampling in the 1990 US Census, Mayor David Dinkins and New York City sued the US federal government, to compel the use of sampling. In that lawsuit, Dinkins argued that as many as 450,000 New York City residents would not be counted, without statistical sampling by the US Census.

New York City (and several other cities that joined in as plaintiffs) won this lawsuit against the federal government…and statistical sampling was used in the 2000 US Census.

This brought tens of billions of federal dollars to New York City.

OBAMA PULLS A FAST ONE…ON NEW YORK CITY AND MAYOR DINKINS 

A few years later, in 2008, Barack Obama inherited an ailing economy which he did not create. The economy was not Obama’s fault…but his solution was highly questionable.

Obama handed a trillion-dollar, taxpayer-funded bailout to the same Wall Street operators who created the sub-prime mortgage crisis…then these operators turned around, and kept the bailout money for themselves! It was Christmas on Wall Street, courtesy of Barack Obama.

Then, to recoup some of his trillion-dollar giveaway to Wall Street, Obama snuck the “straight headcount” methodology back into the US Census.

Obama did this even though New York City and its black mayor had sued the federal government to prevent this “straight headcount” from being used…ever again!

OBAMA USES SONIA SOTOMAYOR…TO COVER HIS TRACKS 

From a Machiavellian standpoint…the manner in which Obama snuck the “straight headcount” back into the US Census, was sheer genius.

From a human standpoint…it was a deception and betrayal, of nearly the entire American people.

Obama nominated Robert Groves to direct the US Census. Groves sailed through his US Senate confirmation hearing – virtually undetected – and then immediately abandoned statistical sampling as the US Census methodology.

Here is the transcript of Groves’ confirmation hearing before the US Senate:

 https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/about/about-the-bureau/confirmation_transcript.pdf

Note the following events in this transcript:

The Chairman of the hearing announces that it will be a quick hearing: “in and out within an hour and a half.” (page 2)

Another Senator jokes about “statistical sampling” (page 3)

Robert Groves states – clearly and emphatically – that he will NOT use statistical sampling as director of the US Census. (page 15)

The Chairman announces his intention “to move this nomination through committee next week…it’s critical that you get confirmed and get started.” (page 26)

HOW DID SONIA SOTOMAYOR FIT INTO THIS?

Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court, in the same week that he nominated Robert Groves to direct the US Census.

The hoopla surrounding Sonia’s nomination enabled the Senate to quietly fast-track the Groves nomination: with a one and one-half hour “hearing” for something…that was already a done deal.

In other words, the appointment of Sonia Sotomayor – and the media circus that accompanied it, and spread all the way to Europe – served as a cover for the real money appointment.

Robert Groves was the main event…not Sonia. But nobody realized it.

THE ROTHSCHILD FORMULA

Through this clever system of appointments, Obama was able to have his cake and eat it, too.

He appeared heroic for appointing a Puerto Rican to the Supreme Court…

At the same time, he silently engineered the denial of hundreds of billions of federal dollars from Latino neighborhoods, and Latino school districts, all over the US.

More than 200 years ago, banker Mayer Amschel Rothschild – the founder of the House of Rothschild – announced “Give me control over a nation’s money, and I care not who writes its laws.”

Obama followed this formula to a “T.”

 

Loyal to the end…supporting Oscar López Rivera

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony  

On a cold January 11 night, A Call to Action on Puerto Rico held a final rally in front of 26 Federal Plaza in New York City. Dozens of marchers brought leaflets, a large banner, and their loyal hearts.

They rallied for the freedom of Oscar López Rivera, and they had millions of people behind them.

Countless rallies, marches and press conferences were held. Millions of e-mails, phone calls and letters were sent. A petition with over 100,000 signatures was delivered to the White House. In New York, 35 Mujeres NYC x Oscar, A Call to Action on Puerto Rico, ProLibertad and El Maestro championed Oscar to the very end.

Oscar was imprisoned for 35 years…jailed for seditious conspiracy: the same “crime” as former South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.

Somehow the US supports freedom, independence and social justice for South Africa, more readily than it does for Puerto Rico.

But this did not deter the members of A Call to Action on Puerto Rico, or the courageous 35 Mujeres NYC x Oscar.

Lourdes Garcia…Jesus Mangual…Prof. Ana M. López…David Galarza…Mariposa Fernandez…Benjamin Ramos…Frank Velgara…Walter Alomar…Fernando “Ponce” Laspina…They stayed and struggled for Oscar, until the very end. This type of character, conviction and sacrifice are necessary, for any real change in this world.

And change they did…because in May 2017, Oscar will be set free.

 

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Pudge is in! Ivan Rodriguez is voted into the Hall of Fame

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Yesterday, on the very first ballot, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

He is only the fourth Puerto Rican to receive this honor. The other three were Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda and Roberto Alomar…

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Pudge’s career is something to be proud of. He was on 14 All-Star teams and won 13 Gold Glove Awards during a 21-year career. His lifetime batting average was .296 and he hit 311 home runs. His fielding percentage was .991. He caught 661 attempted base stealers…sent all of them back to the dugout.

He is also the career leader among all catchers, in the entire history of the game, in all of the following categories:

                                      Hits……………..….2,844

                                      RBIs…….…………..1,354

                                      Doubles….………….572

                                      Games played……2,543  

Ivan took the news very humbly. He was surrounded by family and friends, in his home in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. When the phone call arrived and Ivan heard the news, he took it very gracefully…but the emotions were too powerful…and Ivan cried.

Ivan Rodriguez is a Puerto Rican hero…an example of commitment, discipline and stamina. He shows the world, that the island can produce great men and women…people of character and dedication.

Ivan will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 30 of this year, at an official ceremony in Cooperstown.

 

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Oscar López Rivera will go free…but Obama is still a HYPOCRITE

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony  

At long last, after 35 years, Pres. Obama finally commuted the sentence of Oscar López Rivera. The president is to be commended for this. But for eight years, Obama misled the entire Puerto Rican community. He used them as a doormat.

Obama betrayed every Puerto Rican…not once, not twice, but FOUR times in eight years. Here is how…

#1…THE U.S. CENSUS 

In the same week that Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court, he also nominated Robert Groves to direct the US Census. The hoopla surrounding Sonia’s nomination enabled Groves to sail through the US Senate confirmation hearings – virtually undetected – and abandon statistical sampling as the prevailing census methodology (see page 15 of the transcript).

In other words, the appointment of Sotomayor served as a cover for the ultimate denial of hundreds of billions of federal dollars from Latino neighborhoods, and Latino school districts, all over the US.

#2…CHAPTER 9 BANKRUPTCY 

Obama did nothing to restore Chapter IX bankruptcy relief to Puerto Rico, which was arbitrarily withdrawn during the Reagan administration in 1984.

Obama expended no political capital; issued no executive orders; offered no Treasury negotiations, Dept. of Commerce initiatives, or tax code incentives…nothing.

He simply allowed Puerto Rico to melt down into insolvency.

#3…PROMESA

Instead of Chapter IX, Obama lobbied intensively for the passage of PROMESA, and the installation of a Financial Control Board over the entire island.

Over the next few years, hundreds of thousands of retirees may lose their pensions. The minimum wage may go down to $5 per hour. Electrical rates will double. Schools and hospitals will close. “Public private partnerships” will swallow the public economy. Another million Puerto Ricans may be forced to leave the island…and hand it over to Wall Street operatives and US billionaires.

THAT is Obama’s economic legacy for the people of Puerto Rico.

#4…THE US SUPREME COURT

The appointment of Sotomayor was cleverly timed, and served to cover the real action in the US Census.

But beyond this, in 2016, Obama sent his Solicitor General to the Supreme Court…not once, but twice. In two landmark cases – Sanchez Valle and Franklin Trust – the Obama administration argued that Puerto Rico is a “territorial possession of the US: with no political, economic, or juridical sovereignty whatsoever.

Obama made it clear – and the Supreme Court agreed – that Puerto Rico is a US colony.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING 

Barack Obama is a Harvard Law graduate, a masterful orator, and a talented politician. You don’t manage to become the first black POTUS without a strong skill set. 

Unfortunately, Obama applied none of his personal skills or presidential powers, on behalf of Puerto Rico. 

He commuted the sentence of a man who had already been pardoned twelve years ago, and should not have been in jail until January 2017…if at all.  

We certainly appreciate the release of Oscar López Rivera. We thank Obama for that. 

But for nine million Puerto Ricans, the Obama presidency was much ado about nothing.

  

For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…

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A Pulitzer Prize for Kike Estrada

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

 

Kike Estrada is one of the best political cartoonists in the world. Kike conveys mountains of information with just one image. He could easily chair BOTH the political science and fine arts departments, at any college campus in Puerto Rico.

His website contains over 1,000 political cartoons, and he deserves the Pulitzer Prize.

Here is a sample of the wisdom of Kike…
 

 

 

 

 

Salida de un títere para poner a otro peor en la UPR

 

 

 

 
This last image illustrates the dilemma of Kike, with respect to the Pulitzer Prize Board.

To everyone in Puerto Rico, it obviously refers to Anaudi Hernandez: the PPD bagman whose corruption was so astounding, so Olympic in its proportions, that he collected over $400,000 for a fake “telephone system” that, quite naturally, did not work…after he “installed” it in the Capital Building of Puerto Rico, for the entire Puerto Rican legislature!

That is truly world-class corruption.

The problem is…Puerto Rico is a modern-day Macondo.

Politically and economically, it is a land of magic realism…

Where public schools, public beaches, pension systems, goat-sized potholes, sociopathic governors, mayors stealing $1.5 million in social security taxes, a Kafkaesque PROMESA, a corrupt Financial Control Board, Tito Kayak, PREPA, Zika, Monsanto, Anaudi and a Tennessee Plan are all flying around in the air…

A demented Caribbean tornado…

Like the last chapter in 100 Years of Solitude

And no one really hears it but us. The Puerto Ricans who suffer it.

Especially the Puerto Ricans living through it every day, on the island itself.

That is the torture…the existential dilemma…of Planeta Kike.

No wonder Kike lives in a mountain.

 
For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…

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