Friday, March 27, 2015

Un Pueblo en Búsqueda de Sentido

Por Franklin D. López
25 marzo 2015



El Dr. Viktor E Frankl, sobreviviente del horrendo campo de concentración de Auschwitz, Polonia escribió un extraordinario libro titulado “El Hombre en Búsqueda de Sentido!” He tomado prestado del título del libro y algunos de sus pensamientos, que fueron formados por las horribles experiencias de las acciones más oscura y perversidad del ser humano. Franke, era un neurólogo y psiquiatra Austriaco, de familia Judía, que fue arrestado por los Nazis y enviado junto a su esposa Tilly en un viaje por múltiples campos de concentración. La madre de Frankl y su esposa murieron en Auschwitz. Su hermano murió en otro campo de concentración.

Mientras Frankl estuvo en los campos de concentración, usó su terrible experiencia para medir los límites del espíritu del ser humano. En su libro Frankl narra como el ser humano por sobrevivir ponen aprueba al amor y la lealtad y aflora el egoísmo, la perversidad y la oscuridad. Los que más “perversos e inhumanos” contra los Judios, no fueron necesariamente los Alemanes. Los Nazis, en su búsqueda por la perversidad más absoluta, usaron técnicas de romper el espíritu humano, promoviendo el hambre, la sed, la humillación, el castigo físico y la muerte. Franke narra las humillaciones y castigos que los Judíos le infligían a los de su propia sangre a cambio de un pedazo de pan; una almohada de paja o un colchón. Sin embargo, el ser humano puede olvidar y recuperarse más rápido del castigo físico que de las humillaciones, específicamente las públicas.

El libro de Frankl me vino a la mente durante el fin de semana analizando la crisis que azota al Pueblo de Puerto Rico. Frankl dice en su libro y cito, “ Cuando no se puede cambiar una situación el mayor reto entonces es cambiarse asi mismo!” Puerto Rico, como Pueblo, está atravesando su momento definitorio más importante de toda su historia. El colapso del crédito del ELA colonial; la falta de líderes que tenga la visión, el valor y el coraje para tomar las decisiones que se requieren; unido a un deterioro social promovido por la partidocracia, promoviendo la dependencia; la gratificación instantánea y muchos otros males sociales han creado la tormenta perfecta para la frágil embarcación de la estructura colonial. A lo anterior, hay que añadirle el masivo éxodo poblacional del territorio a lo que el gobernador colonial catalogó con los “50 guetos.” El colapso social y su estructura colonial de naipes plantea no sólo un reto a Washington, D.C., si no, a todos los dirigentes políticos, comunitarios, empresariales, profesionales y religiosos para tomar uno de los caminos, que casi toda la población ha ignorado desde que nos vendieron al ELA colonial como el estatus “de vinos y rosas” el camino de cambiarnos así mismo.

La enajenación colonial por más de 500 años y los 117 años de segregación y discriminación por Washington, D.C. contra la población colonial, han sido los cimientos arenosos de un experimento social que fracasó desde su lanzamiento en 1952. Ese experimento que tuvo un preámbulo con la ley de La Mordaza en 1948 y continuado por el esquizofrénico de J. Edgar Hoover con su Operativo COINTELPRO en la década de los 50 pavimentaron el camino para el mayor éxodo poblacional en el Caribe. Desde 1952 hasta el 2012 se mudaron hacia los estados de la Unión 2.3 millones de ciudadanos Americanos de Puerto Rico. En pleno desarrollo del “experimento colonial” del ELA es cuando más personas se mudaron a los Estados Unidos. Es abismal como la prensa territorial y los medios de radio y televisión han ignorado el grave efecto en la estructura social del masivo éxodo y del rompimiento de los núcleos familiares en todo el archipiélago. El Censo Federa pronostíca que el 2050 Puerto Rico tendrá la isma población que tuvo en 1952: 2.3 millones de habitantes. Puerto Rico con esta población NO ES VIABLE.


Pero lo que es todavía más preocupante, es el alto grado de enajenación de los líderes políticos, durante el debate de la imposición de un Impuestos de Valor Añadido de 16%. Los economistas y analistas (radiales y televisivos) del régimen territorial han apoyado la mal llamada “Reforma Contributiva” que incluye el mega impuesto del IVA alegando que funciona en 145 países con éxito. Sin embargo, fueron muy selectivos en ignorar el estudio que realizó Ernst & Young, una de las principales firmas consultoras económicas del mundo, hecho para la Federación de Detallistas de Estados Unidos en el 2010 donde evidenció el desastroso efecto del IVA a la economía y la creación de empleos. (Ver: https://nrf.com/sites/default/files/Documents/nrf_ey_vat_executive_summary_2010_10_07.pdf ) En ninguno de los 145 países que se impuso el IVA se hizo durante una depresión económica por su efecto de contracción. Y para añadir insulto a la herida y tratar de pasarle al Pueblo gato por liebre, salen como papagayos apoya un impuesto del 4% a las Mega Tiendas, que al fin y al cabo es otro IVA disfrazado y que será pagado por el Pueblo. Ante todo esto, la prensa hipotecada con el colonialismo y el inmovilismo guarda silencio.

El Gobierno colonial, sus econosastres y sus acólitos en la mayoría de los medios informativos, con dos o tres excepciones, permanecen inmóviles e ignoran los efectos abismales del éxodo poblacional masivo sobre nuestra economía y la estructura social. El sentido común y la lógica dicen que menos gentes en una jurisdicción equivale a menos consumo y a menos recaudos en contribuciones y arbitrios. Pero aquí, los gobernantes de turnos del sistema colonial pronostican y certifican ante las agencias Federales y los mercados en Wall Street que los recaudos han aumentado y son robustos. Y por qué la prisa de las emisiones y la aprobación del IVA? La contestación es sencilla, el Gobierno colonial miente. Le miente a su Pueblo; le miente al Gobierno Federal y le miente a Wall Street en sus proyecciones y representaciones. La insolvencia está bien a la vuelta de la esquina.

El zoológico de políticos territoriales toma la crisis y la envasa con hermosas etiquetas de esperanza pero sus envases están vacíos de propuestas basadas en realidades y en nueva visiones de futuro. En sus comentarios y energías se le ve la costura de lo que persiguen; la escasas lechugas del presupuesto colonial. Invierten más energías y se llevan por el medio a sus propios padres por alcanzar posiciones en el esquema colonial. La solución a la crisis? RESOLVER EL STATUS y ENTERRAR AL ELA COLONIAL!

Una de las grandes cosas que me enseño mi padre es la de siempre estar dispuesto aprender. Eso es parte de ios objetivos de vida cada día al levantarme. En mis lectura de medios informativos de todo el mundo he visto como millones de personas en España y Brasil se lanzan a la calle cada vez que el gobierno intenta arrebatarle de sus escasas carteras para cubrir agujeros presupuestarios promovidos por la corrupción gubernamental. Las protestas en la colonia del “estado libre asociado” han sido raquíticas. La movilización social es más latentes en las redes sociales Twitter; Facebook e Instagram.

Si Puerto Rico quiere sobrevivir como sociedad y salir a flote y tener un renacimiento tenemos que acoger el pensamiento de que nos llegó la hora de cambiar muchos aspectos de nuestra vida cotidiana. Hay que empezar por la pasividad y la complacencia. El experimento colonial del “estado libre asociado” fracasó. Estamos en un cruce histórico. Sólo hay dos caminos: la IGUALDAD a través de la estudiada o la independencia. La crisis germinó, nació y creció desde 1952 hasta nuestros días. La crisis fue generada por el ELA colonial y los gobernantes que estaban más enfocados en los beneficios de la administración colonial que de su propio Pueblo. Los políticos del realismo mágico colonial, los medios y muchos sectores de la sociedad, incluyendo a Iglesias han ignorado los sufrimientos que día a día, mes a mes sufre censo de miles de familias Puertorriqueñas para cumplir sus obligaciones y proveerle a sus seres queridos. No conocen el desgarre que padece una madre cuando los hijos tienen que irse a buscar el “Sueño Americano” en los estados de la Unión.

Pues nos llegó la hora de comenzar a hacer cambios fundamentales y tomar nuevos caminos para que Puerto Rico pueda sobrevivir como Pueblo y como sociedad. Esta crisis podrá quitarnos muchas cosas pero como dijo el Dr. Viktor Frankl “Todo puede quitársele al ser humano menos una cosa; la de seleccionar la actitud frente a las circunstancias que se le presenten y así escoger su propio camino.” Las opciones son clarísimas. Llegó el momento de decisión. Si no es ahora...cuándo?




Franklin D. Lopez
United Press International journalist
The Associated Press, Journalist
Editor and owner of Multi Media Television, Inc. 

CEO Evergreen Eco Homes, Inc.
Member of the Presidential Transition from President Gerald Ford to President-elect Jimmy Carter
Member to Federal 1st Circuit Ct Selection Panel
Member National Small Business Presidential Commission
Appointed by President Carter as a U.S. Delegate to the Inauguration of the Presidents of Venezuela & Brazil
Appointed Participant by the President Elect of the United States to attend the Economic Summit in Little Rock Arkansas
Senior Advisor on Policy Quinn & Guillespie

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

NEVER FORGET!!... REALLY?

WE PROMISED TO NEVER FORGET............. REALLY?
THE MJR REPORT
by Miriam J. Ramirez MD
March 25, 2015

For 70 years we have been hearing the words "never forget" regarding the discovery of the horrors perpetrated against humanity during World WAR II: The Holocaust.

1942 - Children Awating Execution

For those who have lived during the last 70 years, do you remember we made a vow? We promised that we would NEVER FORGET the horrible things that human beings suffered during World War II.


However, in recent years, some have have not only forgotten, they also don't want to hear about it, they don't want to see it, and criticise those who keep the torch lit so we we never forget, saying it is too graphic and not necessary.
Jewish women and children are forced to undress before their execution in a ravine, Mizocs, Volhynia, Ukraine. In the lower photo, two Germans finish off the women after the initial shooting.


1942










YESTERDAY. - 70 years after the Second World War ended, we remember the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 Million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated. and to who we promised to NEVER FORGET..

After WORLD WAR II, we cringed after we learned what happened. WE SWORE: NEVER AGAIN !!..... 




BUT WE DID FORGET!
TODAY, 70 years later, millions of people, fathers, mothers, grandmothers. grandfathers, teenagers, children, babies, little girls and little boys, jews, christians, or anyone in the way are also being murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated  in the most abominable way anyone can imagine. 

But, as we go about our daily lives, complaining about our daily boring or "stressful" lives, there are people RIGHT NOW, living and dying in the same or worse conditions that others suffered 70 years ago, and to who we promised we would NEVER FORGET.

WHAT HAPPENED???? DID WE MISS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART !!!! 'DID WE TAKE THE NECESSARY MEASURES AND PLAN WHAT WE  NEEDED TO DO TO MAKE SURE THESE ATROCITIES  NEVER HAPPENED AGAIN !! 

TODAY, in 2015, we watch from afar as horrible things unfold on LIVE TV News shows. We dislike to watch, so we switch channels, maybe take a peek between the comedy shows, sitcoms and an occasional trip to the fridge to get a snack... Some might even say, "that's none of our business". 

Oh, and the TV NETWORKS  remove the scenes because they are too gory for the viewers to see! The message is  "What you don't see does not affect you" FORGET IT!

HEY !!! WAIT A MINUTE !!! BUT DIDN't WE PROMISE AND ASK THE WORLD TO "NEVER FORGET"! ....And it is happening all over again and worse !! 

WHERE DID WE FAIL????
WHY DIDN'T WE TAKE THE NECESSARY MEASURES TO NEVER LET THESE ATROCIOUS CRIMES TO MANKIND HAPPEN AGAIN !! 

THE ANSWER?....

I DON'T KNOW  THE ANSWER. 
NO ONE ASKS, AND NO ONE TELLS US... 

TODAY: - Is this horror creeping silently into our homes through the back door?. Should we just switch the channel and get a snack?

ARE WE PREPARED TO FACE THIS CHALLENGE?  


Sunday, March 22, 2015

PUERTO RICANS DO NOT HAVE THE ECONOMIC OR POLITICAL POWER TO FIGHT THIS SUPER POWERFUL ENEMY WHICH LOBBIES AGAINST STATEHOOD FOR PUERTO RICO

Sunlight Foundation reveals scandalous data on Corporations

Sunlight Foundation's analysis reveals scandalous data on campaign contributions, lobbying expenditures, federal budget allocations, lobbying , buying political goodwill, and more. 

It is interesting that the Sunlight Foundation, which has done this extensive analysis (and data supported study), publishes and works under a pseudonym. 

Must we assume that the reason is because the power that Corporations have is so intimidating and large that they fear retaliation from them? 
MJ
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 THE SUNLIGHT FOUNDATION

The Best "Democracy" Money Can Buy: For Every Dollar Spent Influencing US Politics, Corporations Get $760 Back
 
Submitted by 
Tyler Durden

The first time we read the recent analysis by the Sunlight Foundation in which it combed through 14 million corporate records, including data on campaign contributions, lobbying expenditures, federal budget allocations and spending, in order to determine the "rate of return" on lobbying and spending to buy political goodwill, we were left speechless. 

To be sure,
 we had previously shown that when it comes to the rate of return on lobbying, the rates were simply staggering, and ranged anywhere between 5,900% for oil subsidies, to 22,000% for multinational tax breaks and even higher for America's legal drug dealers. 

  
Which translates into an Internal Rate Of Return of, hold on to your hats folks, 75,900%!....



According to the foundation's analysis, between 2007 and 2012, 200 of America’s most politically active corporations spent a combined $5.8 billion (with a B) on federal lobbying and campaign contributions. 

What they gave pales compared to what those same corporations got: $4.4 trillion (with a T) in federal business and support.

Putting that in context, the $4.4 trillion total represents two-thirds of the $6.5 trillion that individual taxpayers paid into the federal treasury. Said otherwise, by "spending: a paltry $6 billion to bribe the US government, or just a little more than what GM will spend on stock buybacks alone, US corporations are getting the direct benefit of two-thirds of US taxpayers' labor!
And here is the visual representation of this stunning finding:
 for every dollar spent on influencing politics, the nation’s most politically active corporations received $760 from the government. 


Which translates into an Internal Rate Of Return of, hold on to your hats folks, 75,900%!
Like we said, speechless.
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Some more details from the Foundations' must read report:

Do political donors get something in return for what they give? 

Four years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court suggested the answer to that question was no. Corporate spending to influence federal elections would not “give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption,” the majority wrote in the landmark Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.
 

Sunlight decided to test that premise by examining influence and its potential results on federal decision makers over six years, three before the 2010 Citizens United decision and three after.
 

We focused on the records of 200 for-profit corporations, all of which had active political action committees and lobbyists in the 2008, 2010 and 2012 election cycles — and were among the top donors to campaign committees registered with the Federal Election Commission. Their investment in politics was enormous. 


There were 20,500 paying lobbying clients over the six years we examined; the 200 companies we tracked accounted for a whopping 26 percent of the total spent. On average, their PACs, employees and their family members made campaign contributions to 144 sitting members of Congress each cycle. 
 



After examining 14 million records, including data on campaign contributions, lobbying expenditures, federal budget allocations and spending, we found that, on average, for every dollar spent on influencing politics, the nation’s most politically active corporations received $760 from the government. The $4.4 trillion total represents two-thirds of the $6.5 trillion that individual taxpayers paid into the federal treasury.

Welcome to the world of "Fixed Fortunes," a seemingly closed universe where the most persistent and savvy political players not so mysteriously have the ability to attract federal dollars regardless of who is running Washington.

It's not a "Republican" issue, nor a "Democrat" issue - it is a "Political" issue. Worse, it is a "Democracy" issue. Or lack thereof.
During the six years we studied, newly elected Democratic majorities took control in the House and Senate. Two years later, the White House shifted from Republican to Democratic control, and two years after that the GOP came back to take the House. The collapse of the housing bubble in 2007 led to massive bailout efforts by the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve Board, two massive stimulus bills and the loss of more than eight million jobs. Congress passed laws that overhauled health care insurance and financial industry regulation. Troops surged in Afghanistan and withdrew from Iraq. There were 16 separate “continuing resolutions” to fund the government, a debt ceiling standoff that caused a downgrade in the nation’s credit rating and a “super committee” to wrestle with the federal budget. 

As middle class Americans lost ground, the Fixed Fortune 200 got what they needed. 

What they needed included loans that helped automakers and banks survive the recent recession while many homeowners went under. It included full funding and expansion of federal programs started in the 1930s that, year after year, decade after decade, help prop up prices for agribusinesses and secure trade deals for our biggest manufacturers. It included budget busting emergency measures that funneled extra dollars to everything from defense contractors to public utility companies to financial industry giants.
 The record suggests that the money corporations spend on political campaigns and Washington lobbying firms is not an unwise investment.


With a 75,900% IRR, we tend to agree.

The Fixed Fortune 200 come from a wide range of industries. There are a host of familiar names among them, like Ford Motor Company, McDonald’s and Bank of America, as well as some less famous, like MacAndrews & Forbes, the Carlyle Group and Cerberus Capital Management. (For the complete list, including what they gave and what they got, click here.) There are retailers and investment banks, construction and telecommunications firms, health insurers and gun makers, entertainment conglomerates, banks and pharmaceutical manufacturers, among others. 

Overall, the Fixed Fortune 200’s PACs, employees and their family members gave $597 million to political committees and disclosed spending $5.2 billion on lobbying. They make this enormous investment in politics in large part because their businesses are inextricably entwined with government decisions — including spending decisions.


In short, government is the best "business partner" money can buy:
For example, the federal government issued contracts to purchase goods and services that totaled a little more that $3 trillion during the period; companies among the top 200 corporate political givers won $1 trillion of that, a third of the total. 

The Treasury Department managed $410 billion in loans and other assistance issued under the Troubled Asset Relief Program, created by Congress to cope with the 2008 financial crisis; of that amount, $298 million, about 73 percent, went to 16 firms among the Fixed Fortune 200. When the Federal Reserve took extraordinary measures in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, it funneled nearly $2.8 trillion through 29 Fixed Fortune firms. The companies that participated the most in politics got huge returns. 

Of the 200 corporations we examined, we could sum the financial rewards for 179. Of those, 138 received more from the federal government than they spent on politics, 102 of them received more than 10 times what they spent on politics, and 29 received 1,000 times or more from the federal government than they invested in lobbyists or contributed to political committees via their employees, their family members and their PACs.
 

As for the other 21 companies on our list, while we could not quantify the financial benefits that some received, we were able to identify them. Some examples:
·  Arch Coal lists the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the government corporation that’s the largest public electricity producer, as one of its three biggest customers. TVA does not release data on its coal purchases.
·  Forest City Enterprises does not appear as a landlord in the Government Services Agency’s database of federal rental agreements, though its annual report notes that the U.S. government is the third-biggest customer for its pricey New York City office space.
·  Occidental Petroleum has leases on federal land to extract natural gas, but the government does not release information on how much that gas is withdrawn or how much it is worth.
·  And while the government has so far refused to release information on what retailers get the most purchases via food stamps, Wal-Mart went so far as to acknowledge in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that reductions in the now $78 billion-a-year Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — or food stamps — could have a significant impact on the company’s earnings, which totaled $476 billion in its most recent fiscal year.

Of the 200 companies analyzed for Fixed Fortunes, 28 are in what the money in politics research organization the Center for Responsive Politics classifies as the communications and electronics sector, 21 in healthcare, 13 in defense and aerospace, 13 agribusinesses, 11 in energy and natural resources, and 7 in transportation. The biggest sector, accounting for 48 of the 200, was finance, insurance and real estate, which is consistently the largest source of campaign funds for politicians cycle after cycle. Congress and the executive branch have paid particular attention to the industry, approving hundreds of billions in aid to help it weather the financial crisis. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve advanced trillions in credit, which the nation’s central bank hoped would trickle down through the rest of the economy.

And then there is the military industrial complex:
Weapons manufacturers like Boeing and Lockheed Martin, both of which disclosed spending more than $10 million each year on lobbying, also made the list. So did McKesson, a pharmaceutical wholesaler that is the biggest vendor for Veterans Affairs, and the Carlyle Group, a wealth management firm started by former government insiders who invest in firms that have significant involvement with government, such as defense, telecommunications and health care. 
But nothing, nothing, compares to the return that Wall Street got on their "investment" in government. And the biggest irony: some of the firms bribing, pardon, lobbying the US government and generating the greatest returns were not even American!
Companies with the biggest returns on their political investments include three foreign financial service and banking firms, UBS and Credit Suisse Group from Switzerland, and Deutsche Bank of Germany, all of which benefited from the Treasury Department’s taxpayer-financed rescue of American International Group. Investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as well as commercial banks like JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup, Wells Fargo and Bank of America also received far more from government than they put into politics: They benefited from the bailouts of the financial industry undertaken by Treasury and the Federal Reserve. 
Ironically, one thing the Fixed Fortune 200 did not do, for the most part, was take advantage of the "new opportunities" to spend on politics that the Citizens United decision afforded them. 
The 200 corporate donors gave just $3 million to super PACs, with the bulk of that amount a single $2.5 million donation from Chevron to the Congressional Leadership PAC, a super PAC that’s been linked to House Speaker John Boehner. It's important to note, however, that contributions by these companies to politically active nonprofits (a category that includes the Chamber of Commerce) are impossible to track because of tax laws that allow those entities to shield donors.
And while one may be disgusted at the unprecedented crony capitalism and corruption that has taken over DC, the root of that frustration should be the very fabric of what passes for democracy in the US - a fabric that is now mutated beyond recognition in all three branches of government.
More than seven years after Washington passed the first measures to stimulate the economy as the housing bubble started to burst, more and more Americans are living on less and less, without as much savings and other assets to fall back on in hard times. Washington policies that have restored corporate profits and made the stock market boom have left much of the country behind. Perhaps that’s why a whole host of polls, from networks and news organizations and nonprofit groups, show large majorities of Americans, year after year, saying that the country is on the wrong track.

In its Citizens United decision, the court took for granted that “favoritism and influence” are inherent in electoral democracy and that “democracy is premised on responsiveness” of politicians to those who support them. We found ample evidence of that.

“The appearance of influence or access,” the court said, “will not cause the electorate to lose faith in our democracy.”

It appears that the electorate — who stayed away from the polls this year in droves — might not agree.
But don't worry: at least under Obama regime of daily choreographed distraction, gays and lesbians can legally marry, illegal immigrants will no longer be deported and women have never been more "equal" with men. Oh and the repeat invasion of Afghanistan is solely to punish a few head-cutting terrorists (who got their funding, training and weapons with the blessings of Qatar and the CIA). 
And don't forget to bash that evil, evil regime in Russia where democracy is being trampled on a daily basis: the mainstream media which is also controlled by a handful of US billionaires, will have you know.
 
In fact, whatever you do
 just please ignore what is happening in the US right under everyone's noses. 
And just in case what is happening is still unclear, here is the breakdown of the Top 25
 contributors (full data set can be found as spreadsheet, html, or csv), or rather beneficiariesof America's so-called "democracy."


CHARTS:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vMdkh3xLuYXli18_4iPs9y1CX1yvoghoW3bvd1p4vnw/edit?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vMdkh3xLuYXli18_4iPs9y1CX1yvoghoW3bvd1p4vnw/edit?usp=sharing

MORE: 
http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/11/17/fixed-fortunes-biggest-corporate-political-interests-spend-billions-get-trillions/

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vMdkh3xLuYXli18_4iPs9y1CX1yvoghoW3bvd1p4vnw/edit?usp=sharing

Friday, March 20, 2015

LOS VIEJITOS POBRES DE PUERTO RICO, USA


Un estudio revela que 40% de las personas mayores de Puerto Rico viven en extrema  pobreza. Ese es el resultado de haber dejado el pellejo en la colonia trabajando por una miseria para la fábricas "salvadoras" de Puerto Rico que frenan la estadidad...

Y todavia algunos me pelean y me dicen que debemos estar bien agradecidos por los que le debemos a las compañías que llegaron a salvar a Puerto Rico y no pagar contribuciones.....Así como Microsoft que saca $22,000,000 al año en beneficios contributivos por cada empleado en PR !!!! Y las demás por ahi por ahi...

Cuántos de esos 574,817 abuelas y abuelos  de PR trabajaron en las Fábricas Multinacionales Salvadoras de PR, (CFC's) que no pagan contribuciones..????

Y ahora, que hasta las pensiones les peligran !!!???? Cuantos no duermen pensando que unas personas de la oligarquía gobernante fueron "escogidos" para que invirtieran sus chavitos de retiro en inversiones y se perdieron?? Y los oficiales de la empresa dándose la vida de "SUCH IS LIFE" ???

Y el chequecito de la pensión??Pregunte a sus conocidos de cuanto es! He visto muchos de $100..... Y no crean que el SS es muy diferente..ya que los sueldos eran miserables.

Y me imagino que muchos de esos viejitos, seguían y siguen votando por la colonia con fanatismo y lealtad por su partido, aunque no saben que da lo mismo por quien voten, por que todos son y han sido, gobiernos colonialistas con los mismos estilos y las mismas malas costumbres.
Miriam  J. Ramirez MD

LATIN AMERICAN HERALD
Study: 40% of Elderly Puerto Ricans Live in Extreme Poverty

SAN JUAN – Roughly 40 percent of Puerto Ricans aged 65 and older, who make up around 16 percent of the Caribbean island’s population, live in extreme poverty and the situation is getting worse, according to a study by the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, or PUCPR.

Of that total, the vast majority – 537,000 – is out of the workforce and therefore dependent on their pensions, most of which are insufficient to cover the high cost of living in Puerto Rico. Among those 65 and older, only 10.35 percent have a private health insurance policy, while the rest depend entirely on the government health insurance program.

MORE: Study: 40% of Elderly Puerto Ricans Live in Extreme Poverty