David Brat: The Paul Ryan Puerto Rico Rescue Bill “Turns People Into Subjects”…

Yesterday House Speaker Paul Ryan pushed through a Puerto Rico Rescue bill called PROMESA.  The details of the bill are fundamentally challenging to understand in scope, however, the key aspect to remember is the underlying benefactor(s) – Wall Street.

While Ryan is severely adverse to PROMESA being called a bailout, that’s exactly what it is – only worse.  The plan structurally changes the dynamics of how State debt is repaid, and the considerations for bondholders under the 5th amendment (seizure of private property w/out compensation); which will lead to a guaranteed bondholder bailout.

However, beyond the ‘bailout’ aspect there is a framework to override state legislative authority and use unelected “control board” appointed by congress to subvert citizen voices and make independent decisions.

Dave BratHouse Budget Chairman Paul Ryan

As you read this press release from David Brat consider the how such legislative usurpation could possibly be considered “conservative“.

DAVID BRAT:  Yesterday members of Congress voted in favor of PROMESA, a bill that imposes a control board on Puerto Rico. I opposed this bill, and in an op-ed in the Washington Examiner, I explained why.

“The PROMESA Act creates an unelected, unaccountable ‘control board’ imposed by Congress to manage Puerto Rico’s spending and tax policies for at least five years. Control boards and five-year plans, channeling Stalin: what could go wrong?

“PROMESA deprives the Puerto Rican people of their right to self-governance and establishes a seven-person board that can overrule the Commonwealth’s elected leaders on almost any law. Members of the control board will be personally chosen by President Obama to manage the territory’s spending and tax policies.

“….members of the House of Representatives [voted] to impose a system for ‘bankruptcy’ without a referendum asking the people of Puerto Rico whether they want this. Their right to democracy [was] not only infringed by this bill, it [was] entirely usurped.

“This makes the bill truly Orwellian — it remove[d] the consent of the Puerto Rican people and creates a fiefdom for unelected officials chosen by President Obama.

“As economist Thomas Sowell said, ‘The fatal attraction of government is that it allows busybodies to impose decisions on others without paying any price themselves.’ Congress can’t even get its own fiscal house in order, but [passed] a bill to solve Puerto Rico’s problems.

“This bill should [have been] subject to ratification by the Puerto Rican legislature or a vote from the Puerto Rican people. As it stands, I [opposed] PROMESA because it turns free citizens into subjects.”  (link)

Hopefully, with sunlight, the American voter will wake up to the fundamental paradigm shift many voices continue to outline: this approach is not conservative, it’s deadly globalist authoritarianism.

After spending 18 years in Washington DC Paul Ryan is now showing everyone how he has abandoned the principles of “self-determination”, the cornerstone of historic “conservatism”, and now applies a big government ideology of unelected, bureaucratic, and federally dictated control.

This seismic ideological shift in ‘conservative principle’ is indicative of the disconnect between the Republican Party, which has evolved into corporatist/globalist authoritarianism, and the America-first independent principle carried by Donald Trump.

Understand this dynamic and you understand the opposition to Donald Trump’s candidacy.

The Ryan Coalition are “Rat Finks”…

Rat Finks

Wall Street R.A.T Members: Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Ben Sasse, Scott Ringel, Reid Wibble, and the list goes on….

There are trillions of dollars at stake.

Trillions.

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135 Responses to David Brat: The Paul Ryan Puerto Rico Rescue Bill “Turns People Into Subjects”…

  1. The same thing that crawled out of Lyin’ Ryno’s chrysalis!!! 😎

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    • azgary says:

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      • azgary says:

        This guy needs to get elected:

        Paul Ryan’s Primary Challenger: ‘I Don’t Care About Puerto Rico’

        “The fact that [Ryan] has no time for our veterans but has all the time in the world for Puerto Rico?” Nehlen told TheDCNF. “Come on. He doesn’t care about Puerto Ricans. He could give a crap about Puerto Ricans. All he cares about are his hedge fund investors.”
        http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/09/paul-ryans-primary-challenger-i-dont-care-about-puerto-rico/#ixzz4BCulEt52

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      • grannysue says:

        Our nation is in serious trouble. We have an illegal in Texas graduating and being given eight years of free college tuition. Our citizens children are falling thru the cracks and our corrupt legislature is bailing out their buddies, Wall Street is wanting yet another bail out after using the last bail out to give themselves multi million dollar bonuses while lining their pockets with thirty pieces of silver. When will this madness end is what I want to know.

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        • platypus says:

          Oh, it’s more than just eight years of free education. A lot more. Start with the public school education this girl stole from the taxpayers of the local school district. Dollars to donuts her parent(s) are not paying their fair share. Then there’s the matter of exactly what kind of scholarship she got. That’s right boys and girls, it’s a medical school scholarship. In other words, she’s taking up a seat which an American could have had. Remember the Bakke case? Well, now it’s not racial discrimination; it’s citizen discrimination. I am willing to bet that American citizens who tried to get into med school with identical academic scores lost out to this poor little illegal alien.

          Excuse me but I hope Trump doesn’t overlook her when the deport notices get sent out because she is the worst of the worst – an alien who brags about her criminality.

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      • Ford Prefect says:

        This is payback for Bain Capital and now you know the rest of the story.

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      • Herb says:

        I am so proud that my fellows in VA 10th district voted Cantor out and Brat into office!

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    • nimrodman says:

      lionel, where does that graphic come from? thx.

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  2. What’s to stop the Uniparty from doing the exact same thing in other states?

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  3. thurmrob says:

    Watch what you wish for. He makes Boehner seem like a constitutional conservative. I think Ryan and his ilk are running in the wrong party.

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  4. Ono says:

    “The PROMESA Act creates an unelected, unaccountable ‘control board’ imposed by Congress to manage Puerto Rico’s spending and tax policies for at least five years.

    In other words letting a Rat guard the Cheese factory.

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  5. James23 says:

    Great post and graphic.

    Ryan’s PR bailout did not move the needle at all with the media. RAT indeed.

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  6. sysconfig says:

    I am glad you have Ryan covered..cuz if Trump were elected and something happene to Trump an the VP he is speaker of the house .
    These people need to be outed at every opportunity.
    This just in..on Hillary

    Stunning Emails Reveal How Clinton Foundation Donor Bought Seat As Hillary’s Nuclear Weapons Advisor
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-10/stunning-emails-reveal-how-clinton-foundation-donor-bought-seat-hillarys-nuclear-wea

    Forget Hillary’s personal email server: this is what true cronyism and criminal corruption looks like, and this is the biggest threat from a Hillary presidency.

    It has been widely speculated, if not proven, that donors to the Clinton Foundation who over the years have transferred hundreds of millions of dollars to the “charitable organization”, bought political favors with the Clintons in exchange for their generosity. That has now been confirmed thanks to a stunning ABC report which reveals how a major foundation donor – one who previously had practically no experience on intellgience matters – mysteriously ended up as a nuclear weapons advisor to Hillary during her tenure as Secretary of State.

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    • Keln says:

      Yeah, I find this specific case disturbing. That some Wall Street person could buy their way into such a sensitive position.

      This is absolutely criminal, and I am very surprised that ABC news is the one who is breaking the story. If they are turning on Hillary, then it’s obvious the “powers that be” have some plan that doesn’t include her.

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      • dutzie60 says:

        Why would a Wall Street person want to be a Nuclear Weapons Advisor in the first place? I think that’s the real question. What was His motive?

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        • Keln says:

          Of course that’s the question. The only possible nefarious angle I can see is having Q-level access to some very sensitive information. Information that certain foreign powers would like to get their hands on.

          The whole thing stinks.

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          • dutzie60 says:

            Will anyone ask this most obvious question? Like some intrepid reporter of one of the elite media or maybe one of those NeverTrump jackals. Just asking.

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          • Jedi9 says:

            Yeah my biggest question with recent ABC news Story breaking, is that will this guy Rajv Fernando should be investigated for a litany of national security breaches. Also to mention, the guy has donated over 1.3 million to either the Clinton Foundation or her campaign and is listed as one of the super delegates at this years Democratic convention. Seriously, this guy’s world needs to be turned upside down to find out what he has learned, where he traveled to , who his associates are, phone records, bank transactions the whole entire 9 yards until they get to the bottom of this. Between now and November is a lot of time in which this guy can continue to cover his tracks and certainly hope that the FBI has him in their scopes.

            Also Cheryl Mills definitely needs to be indicted and sent to prison. She has been involved with the same cover-ups since Billy boy was in the White House. The American People are so freaking stupid to allow these people to get away with what they have been doing for so many years that it is beyond confounding, it is maddening infuriatingly frustrating to say in the least! If firing squads were legal, I would sign up and shoot every single one of these traitors! So sick and tired of these anti Americans willfully destroying our country. Their greed knows no shame!

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        • JeremyR says:

          We and Russia are disarming. The system is ripe for corruption, and money can be made slipping material recovered from those weapons to the right party. It is also a position where a person could make millions from eye trouble.

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        • TheLastDemocrat says:

          Dutzie – he is not a nukelar weapons advisor any more than Michell Obama was a hospital exec director.

          These are simply cover stories for these people to shuffle our money around in a shell game so we cannot tell when they rob us blind, using the power of government.

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      • bocephus0h says:

        Trump mentioned this case in his speech today too. I think you’re right, Crooked Hillary is being played by the worst political thugs in the business.

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        • Keln says:

          Yeah, I just finally finished watching his speech and noticed he mentioned it. There are some very serious implications of this and what the Clinton Foundation is truly about. I am even more curious now as to whether or not the FBI is actually building a RICO case on the Clinton Foundation and the Clintons.

          If it can be proven that a donor basically bought a very sensitive position with access to highly valuable classified information, then that would be a show stopper. The Clintons would definitely be indicted at that point, and most likely face serious prison time.

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          • adombom says:

            I guess I’m just to cynical these days to think we’ll get any justice in this over the top corrupt Gov.

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          • JeremyR says:

            Indicted? By whom? Barry and his Lynch mob AG? They only go after cops who do the right thing.

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            • Keln says:

              As I said, IF it can be proven that the Clintons were running such a scheme, nobody, Obama included, would want to get even close to looking like they are helping them.

              First of all, they would be dead ducks politically, so Hillary would have to be replaced as the Dem candidate. Second, anyone showing favoritism to them with such damning evidence would appear as complicit in their crimes.

              Anyone in that position, the Clintons included, turn into skunks that nobody wants to be around for fear they’d get their stink on them.

              Obama is not a principled person. He looks out for himself above all others, and he would not be willing to get involved just to “save” a fellow Democrat.

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              • JeremyR says:

                Why would Barry care? He is controlled by George Soros. He is a mere puppet, no different than Achmed the dead terrorist.

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                • Keln says:

                  Obama cares because he cares about himself. Why would he want to stick his neck out for the Clintons, who he hates anyway?

                  Sure, if it was just a weak email case, he might direct the DOJ to not indict. But if it is RICO charges, or even worse, treason charges (and I am not saying it will be, even though there could be a case for it), there is no way in Tuscon Obama would touch that.

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                • JeremyR says:

                  In one way or another it all flows back to him since it happened while he was pResident. There is nothing new under the sun regarding this. Every thing that is known was known when she began her campaign. Maybe not by us, but you can rest asured that Barry and Soros and every other shaker and mover from Washington to Wall Street was aware of what they were buying.
                  Do they care what we think? Heck no! We don’t riot and protest and storm the streets assaulting people. They only care if their party faithful begin to show signs of falling away.
                  Barry will pardon her. Bank on it. If I’m wrong, I’ll meet you and buy a steak dinner.
                  Barry is finished. There is no where for him to go in politics as an American. He could return to his native Kenya, or his adopted Indonesia and try to become the head of the UN. He is just a figure head though, a SCoaMF. He looked good and sounded good, but in order to get his second term, the republicans had to run Romney. He was the single person incapable of taking any fight to him. Why? Obozo care was modeled after Mittens care.

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            • Carol Miklica says:

              EXACTLY!!

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      • 123loulou says:

        When the documents were released by the freedom of information act, ABC had to do the story, Other wise everyone would wonder why no one was saying anything.

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    • You know sysconfig, the Clintons seem to run through money as though it is water. I honestly have never seen anyone spend money like those two and have very little to “show” for it.

      Lots of politicians buy favors and have bad habits and spend money like drunken sailors, but the Clintons really take the cake when it comes to flinging money into black holes.

      Money in money out, money in money out. An endless steam of cash and donors and foundations and charities.

      Why do I have a feeling that the game is just about over for Bill and Hilliary?

      Is it something Trump said about a press conference he was going to have this coming Monday or Tuesday?

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      • sysconfig says:

        Hi CC!
        I have same gut feeling. I believe there is a real war being waged inside the DOJ and FBI.
        It was hinted a while back before the OIG and Juidcial watch reports.. that if the FBI was frustrate..then insiders would leak out material, what we see here is the same as the Ellsberg papers..Its happening in real time..This will force the DOJ team running the clock..to stop and concede to a special prosecutor. At the Same time..To put an HFC trader in their would give him a birds eye few which might be helpful in the trade business,,Think what a Rogue NSA insider can do with faster computers..more commercial data..to make calls with..it would be like being left inside a bank vault at night.
        I Doubt he donated just to get a fancy title on a committee and his picture taken.
        Lets hope the good guys inside win before November..
        This is not a shot across the bow..it was a direct hit….

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  7. ZZZ says:

    guess he’s trying to squeeze every last bit of change out too, just like his mentor hussein

    two peas in a pod

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  8. uptothere says:

    These guys just can’t help themselves! Everything has to do with benefitting the donor class while once again sticking it the people that are left footing the bill. Nehlen has got to take him out!

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    • Keln says:

      Nehlen is going to have to get some serious help in his campaign to do that. The numbers don’t look good for him. The people in WI-1 apparently aren’t very cognizant of all of the problems with Ryan.

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      • Sentient says:

        What numbers? I haven’t seen any polling and wouldn’t trust it if I had. Were there any polls about Renee Ellmers’ race before she got primaried out on Tuesday? You may be right, though, about Wis 1. They’re probably all proud that their guy is Speaker of the House and wears a Packers jersey for photo ops. Hope they’re smarter than that. We’ll see on August 9th. I also Hope that the Nehlen campaign has secretly obtained the e-mail & mailing lists for the 1st District from the Trump campaign.

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      • Alleycats says:

        Evenin’ Keln. Don’t despair about numbers and polls. Remember the Cantor-ing…
        I feel it in my gut that it will happen again.

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  9. Lucille says:

    David Brat is obviously not a R.A.T. Excellent commentary which hopefully/prayerfully will be read by Senators who like to pose as Conservatives, and recognizing its accuracy will vote against this bailout and usurpation of the rights of American citizens of Puerto Rico.

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  10. Howie says:

    Puerto Rico has become the Greece of the Caribbean.

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  11. Ivehadit says:

    I’m in a musical mood today…:)

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  12. not2worryluv says:

    Puerto Rico has been corrupt for decades and not one member of Congress has ever questioned their reckless spending of our tax dollars. Political graft and corruption is where our tax dollars have gone. The majority of Puerto Ricians receive U.S. government handouts – everything from WIC, EBT, SSD and Section 8 Housing. They have rejected “Statehood” for ever- they realize the financial consequences and prefer to be a “territory”.

    Watch for the United State Virgin Islands to follow suit. Joe Biden should be able to manage that buy out from his multi-million dollar hillside estate on Water Island in St. Thomas….

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    • Lucille says:

      But…buutttt…I thought Joe was just an honest guy living off his salary and his wife’s small medical practice…!! Tell me it ain’t so!

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    • Keln says:

      The United States is a Republic of States and not an empire. We should not have territories. Either Puerto Rico becomes a State within the US, or they can go be an independent State on their own. If they want our military protection as an independent nation, then that’s fine…but they’ll need to pay for it.

      Seriously, ask any Puerto Rican what they are and they will tell you “Puerto Rican”. They don’t call themselves Americans, because they aren’t really Americans.

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      • Sentient says:

        Let’s not confuse the fact that you & I may have no special love for Puerto Ricans with the fact that they should be allowed to decide their own fate and make their own mistakes when it comes to taxes & spending (as opposed to a governing board). I certainly don’t want them as a state, gaining electoral votes and helping turn the country into a bi-lingual one. No legislation at all was needed to “solve” their crisis. All that was needed was for P.R. to tell their bondholders to go pound sand – that they’re not going to pay anything at all. All that would have happened is that they wouldn’t have been able to borrow any more. That’s wouldn’t have been a problem. That would have been a solution. Except for Ryan’s Wall Street contributors.

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        • Linden says:

          Well said. Ryan and ilk have been using this threat of a PR “humanitarian crisis” to protect his Wall St. buddies, which lent that money knowing the risks, and they paid only 40 cents on the dollar for a lot of those bonds. They have little risk. This is just oligarchy laid bare, and Ryan should be tried for treason.

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  13. Garrison Hall says:

    That Paul Ryan continues to propose these blatantly GOPe/Uniparty changes in the way government works, should not come as a great surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention to him lately. This is what our bought-and-paint-for “conservative Republican” political elite likes to call “governance”. The same Quisling scum-bags that are sabotaging Trump are the exact kind of people who support laws like this. Thanks to Sundance’s insightful analyses we can now see these people for what they are. Having hoisted themselves upon their own petard (thank you, Mr. Shakespear) they’re now squirming around trying to do the establishment class’s bidding, trying to undercut Trump in any way they can—and all the while trying to support Hillary without actually appearing to do so. Sorry, guys. You can’t run a scam if everybody knows what you’re up to.

    As Laura Ingraham said this morning: they just don’t realize that the establishment reign of the Republican Party IS OVER! GO TRUMP!!

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  14. Red says:

    Every single one or our illustrious leaders should make no more than minimum wage. They should not get the best medical insurance, nor should they get a retirement pension. This would ensure that they wouldn’t make screwing with our lives a life long career! As it is now, they are the only people I’ve ever heard of that have the ability to give themselves a raise, have great healthcare plans, and retire at FULL salary for life.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      I don’t mind a good salary while in office. We need to pay people to do the work or only the rich will be able to afford to do it. What is disturbing is the pay post political career. The retirement is crazy and the lobbying jobs are corrupt.

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      • Red says:

        I see your point about the money…. so how about the same rate of pay that our men and women in uniform make. These jerks should see serving in Congress as a honor, but then again, their is no honor among thieves. One term in the House is 2 years, Senate is 6 years. Surely they could swing that.

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      • What torches my shorts is the Military retirees that go to work for the same companies they wanted equipment from.

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      • How about a somewhat reasonable salary while in office without the life time pension when they leave after term limits. Two terms for Senator and four for Rep, ten years for Supreme Court and Federal Judges.

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        • Linden says:

          AND an ironclad stipulation that after leaving office, a former office holder cannot ever hold another federal office. OR work for a lobbying firm. EVER.

          Also, all Congressional reps can office 75% of the time from their districts, including Senators. This would get them out of the orbit of the DC lobbyists, make them accessible to their constituents, and save money for the taxpayers.

          With a provision like this, we could add many members to the House, so that each rep can represent about 60,000 people, instead of the 700,000 it is now. With reduced benefits, increased constituent access, and shielding from lobbylists, we can start to have a representative republic again. And NO REPRESENTATION FOR ILLEGALS, no counting of them OR their. Hildreth in the census, as is now allowed for redistricting purposes. NONE.

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          • triper57 says:

            The only way to get the big money out is to return the prohibitions on Corporations in their State Charters. Are you aware that corporations were prohibited from taking part in politics. They could not give money to Political Parties. The corporate officers were Financially and legally responsible for the Corporate actions. Lot of other things they were prohibited from doing also, but the Courts granted them personhood under the 14th Amendment.

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  15. Athena the Warrior says:

    Wish we had a camera inside the super secret world domination meeting of the Agents of R.A.T.s.

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  16. Christopher Pate says:

    Ahhh, so THAT’S this “true conservative” thing that Jebra was whining in favor of! Now I’m really glad that Mr. Trump isn’t one of those!

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  17. Patriot1 says:

    Ryan bought out by the elites and still promoting their agenda. He needs to go! Send money to his opponent now!

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  18. varsityward says:

    God bless David Brat! I watched with joy when he took over Cantor’s seat. I could not vote for him, as he is not in my congressional district.

    Irony of ironies, Paul Ryan is in my former home district. Because I now live in Virginia, I can’t vote for his opponent. All I can do is support Nehlen monetarily. Join me!

    https://causes.anedot.com/campaigns/nehlen-victory-fund

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  19. BobW462 says:

    If this is what they are willing to do out in the “semi”-open – with absolutely no regard whatsoever for the country’s best interest, nor a care in the world about the will of their own constituency – just imagine what must be going on behind the scenes as these treasonous bastards scramble to make good on all “debts and promises” owed before Trump takes office.

    I generally view the present as just a “modernized” recycling of all things that have always existed in one form or another throughout history. But, I’m really beginning to believe that we are witnessing the birth of a whole new era, on all fronts. If so, we all may be wise to buckle-up tightly. As the ride ahead is likely to become a wild one.

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  20. benY says:

    Finally. David Brat, one who stayed true to his principles among a nest of RATS.

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  21. Frank says:

    19 trillion dollar debt, 500 billion dollar deficit, 20% out of work and no longer looking, healthcare costs out of control, ISIS out of control, illegal immigration out of control, lawless government that supports a candidate under criminal investigation, massive trade deficits, political correctness run amok…

    And the most important agenda, the most urgent legislation of the highest priority that all of Congress MUST address RIGHT NOW is… Puerto Rico?

    GET ‘EM OUT

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  22. Tony Stark says:

    Maybe Congress should have just granted Puerto Rico its independence instead and let them deal with their debt problem themselves.

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  23. PROMESA = Control Board will be personally chosen by President Obama to MANAGE the territory’s SPENDING and tax policies.

    In other words …..

    PROMESA = DISASTER

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  25. Pam says:

    Rat finks is right! This legislation not only puts the US deeper in the hole but it also does a disservice to the citizens of Puerto Rico. What Brat said was 100% true!

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  26. joanfoster says:

    ““PROMESA deprives the Puerto Rican people of their right to self-governance and establishes a seven-person board that can overrule the Commonwealth’s elected leaders on almost any law. Members of the control board will be personally chosen by President Obama to manage the territory’s spending and tax policies.”

    This clause looks like it was created for our grifter in chief and the Clintons to get appointed to this board so they can continue to bilk the nation out of billions of dollars. Anyone who votes for this should be subject to a recall election.

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  27. truthandjustice says:

    Yes, and we’ve been living under this kind of totalitarianism for decades and most didn’t have a clue. Me included. “Delegate-gate” was another eye opener about how we are controlled and chosen by the few Elites – along with the candidates, etc.
    We have already had a coup upon our Republic and now is the war to get it back…..just a modern version of a Revolution as in the beginning.
    “They” weren’t totally finished getting it to where we would be unable to do anything about it so we have this “window” of opportunity to cease it with our unprecedented leader, Trump.

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  28. Hopefully we’ll be hot on Lyin’ Ryno’s heels as well !!! 😎

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  29. tz says:

    Well, Chicago and Illinois are bankrupt, as is California or large swathes, so if this sets a precedent and they don’t vote for Trump…

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  30. mariner says:

    All that without even noting the “Mitt Romney Bailout” provision.

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  31. Reality Wins says:

    Want to know how your congress critter voted?
    http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2016/roll288.xml

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  32. Scarlet Gold says:

    Great graphic! Is there any way to put it on a line of t-shirts?

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  33. SerenaNocturna says:

    As far as rats are concerned – here’s an apt description which puts me in mind of Ryan: Look up a description of the character named Brown Jenkins, from the H.P. Lovecraft story “Dreams in the Witch House” & then visualize a similar character name Black Ryan. The witch’s familiar & nourished with her blood.

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  34. Duhders says:

    I have already written my senators urging to oppose this bill and have delivered a letter of disappointment to my Congresswoman who voted in favor of this bill.

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  35. litlbit2 says:

    PROMESA=Obama=Islamic territory?

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  36. Lucille says:

    I did the same with my Congressman who voted in favor–probably with a yippee yay. I don’t remember the percentage, but for every communication a legislator receives it is considered to represent the thinking of dozens of constituents. So let’s all keep sending those emails and calls to WDC. And providing each of your senators with a copy of Brat’s column might be a good idea, too.

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  37. asawasa says:

    is this a preview of things to come with local governments (i.e. Detroit) declaring bankruptcy the uniparty using these exact tactics to takeover every aspect of our lives using this “Law” as their weapon to enslave us?

    i can’t help but wonder if this a step in the direction of pushing States to seriously consider Secession in the future. if the Federal government through the use of such measures of tyranny can overthrow people’s sovereignty then what would be the point of remaining as a part of this “union” that empowers such oppression?

    Is this something that is being done intentionally to provoke a response that will be spun as violent nationalists who need to be fought and the best thing for that is let big brother keep us all safe by surrendering our freedoms?

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  38. GiGizMe says:

    Reblogged this on GiGizMe.

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  39. wvcoalminer says:

    SEC. 503.(a)(1)(F) of Ryan the RINO’s PR Bailout.
    According to the EIA, hydroelectric would be great for Puerto Rico. However, the dummies import oil to burn (which is extremely inefficient) for their electricity. Below is Lyin’ Ryan’s plan for energy sufficiency on the island. Keep in mind that the govt doesn’t consider hydroelectric as a renewable resource.(It lists it separate from Renewable)

    *Rivers flowing down the mountains offer hydropower potential.(https://www.eia.gov/state/analysis.cfm?sid=RQ)

    *About four-fifths of the energy used in Puerto Rico comes from petroleum. The islands neither produce nor refine crude oil. All petroleum products consumed in Puerto Rico are imported, shipped in principally through the ports of San Juan, Guayanilla, Fajardo, and Ponce. The last of Puerto Rico’s five petroleum refineries, located at Yabucoa, was shut down in 2009, joining four other island refineries that were closed between 1992 and 2005.Storage and shipping facilities on the Yabucoa site continue to be used as a refined products terminal. (https://www.eia.gov/state/analysis.cfm?sid=RQ)

    (F) in addition to the requirements found
    13 in subparagraphs (A) through (E), the Revitalization Coordinator may require such submission to include any or all of the following criteria that assess how the project will—
    (i) reduce reliance on oil for electric generation in Puerto Rico;
    (ii) improve performance of energy infrastructure and overall energy efficiency;
    (iii) expedite the diversification and
    conversion of fuel sources for electric generation from oil to natural gas and renewables in Puerto Rico as defined under applicable Puerto Rico laws;

    (iv) promote the development and utilization of energy sources found on Puerto Rico;
    (v) contribute to transitioning to privatized generation capacities in Puerto Rico;
    (vi) support the Energy Commission of Puerto Rico in achievement of its goal of reducing energy costs and ensuring affordable energy rates for consumers and business; or
    (vii) achieve in whole or in part the recommendations, if feasible, of the study in section 505(d) of this title to the extent such study is completed and not inconsistent with studies or plans otherwise required under Puerto Rico laws.

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  40. Angry Dumbo says:

    Brat is spot on, as usual! I love the RAT (Republicans against Trump) Coalition moniker, so fitting. Anyway, Brat is smart to stand in vocal opposition to the PR bailout. Trump will follow suit like he did in the SC debate and fix his rhetorical guns on the GOPe. Taxpayers will not vote to bail out Bain and that is how this will be painted. Bain knew the risk in the PR debt, why should they make money at the taxpayers expense? Its a layup for Trump to oppose Ryan here because the very people who are playing hide the ball with their endorsements are the very people pushing this bailout. Trump can show leadership here by supporting Brat.

    If Trump lets this bailout stand without so much as publicly opposing it, he is Toast. He has so much to gain by opposing the bailout and so much to lose by remaining silent. A week on Hannity banging on the ethics of this deal and Lying Ryan will be on his knees. The establishment is not popular so there is no downside to opposing this deal.

    Jeb was drawing 5% when he pulled out and Mitt didn’t even run, the establishment is about as popular as a sink full of vomit on Saturday night. Trump must not be seen as an establishment figure if he honestly wants to win.

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  41. shipley130 says:

    Hear ye, hear ye…Somebody is going to get rich off this. CTH, please sniff this one out to completion. I’m not going to invoke the words Soros or the Clinton Initiative…LOL.

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  42. TheLastDemocrat says:

    On another angle- PR should have no problem with its economy. I have posted this angle before.

    For a nation, state, or territory to have a good economy, you need to have a surplus of wealth generated for your inputs. Per Adam Smith, the fundamentals of wealth creation are Land, Labor, Capital, and Entrepreneurship.

    PR has a natural gift in the “Land” category. They have a heavy tourist stream. Cruises pass through a lot. There is a lot to see and do there for tourists – and it is all pretty accessible. Sightseeing, historical sightseeing, sailing, hiking, the beaches, etc. The climate is moderate, so you can have tourism all through the year. The locals mostly all speak Spanish, and getting into rural areas you may find areas where no one speaks English, but there are plenty who are bilingual.

    Beyond tourism, you have high mark-up products – rum and cigars – to export. So, you can devote land and labor to grow sugar cane for sugar, which yields a low return, or rum, which yields a great return. Myself, I like Tres Barrilitos. You can grow lettuce, or you can grow tobacco. For the effort, you get way more dollars for using land, labor, and entrepreneurship to grow tobacco and export fine cigars.

    Shipping always adds expense – it adds to importing, and exporting. But on the balance, PR is gifted and should be a wealth-building powerhouse overall, rather than a sink hole.

    On top of this, the pharmaceutical business is good – they get a tax break for locating there – this was kind of a “development zone” deal. So, thriving business from the mainland has had an incentive to locate there.

    It is. But as noted, it is corrupt. I know this second-hand. Also, the people have been corrupted by welfare. Also, by well-meaning population control racists. Yes, there are a lot of people on the dole. Many Ricans are fun-loving and hard-working, once you can figure out the “manana” culture, but welfare has spoiled a great portion of the populace.

    There is no excuse except bad government for why PR would need a bailout. Seeing how bad things are, the last thing the Ricans should want is more help from the government.

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  43. WM says:

    Puerto Rico needs to be released from the United States and made its own country. It only became a U.S. territory because we went to war with Spain in 1898 and won. Puerto Rico has a Marxist worldview and value system and has never been an organic part of the United States.

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