More Than One Third of All Puerto Ricans on Food Stamps, Official Says

Fox News Latino, March 11, 2014

Thirty-five percent of the population in Puerto Rico receives food stamps, an abnormally large proportion due in part to a 31 percent increase in the number of Puerto Ricans over 60 who qualify for benefits.

Seniors account for 264,000 of the 1.3 million people on the island receiving help under the Puerto Rican equivalent of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Together, people in the over-60 and under-18 age cohorts total more than half of the food stamp recipients in the U.S. commonwealth, the director of Puerto Rico’s Administration for the Socioeconomic Development of the Family, Marta Elsa Fernández, told Efe.

She pointed out that Puerto Rico “is a poor country” and that therefore it is understandable that 1.3 million of the island’s 3.7 million residents would qualify for help.

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The increase in unemployment–which already exceeds 15 percent–and especially the fact that seniors are losing other types of public aid is increasingly pushing people over 60 to request food stamps, which they then share among their other younger family members.

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Regarding the amount of the aid, she said that, on average, each of the recipients receives $112 per month, while for a family of four that amount rises to $400.

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  • dd121

    This must be Obama’s idea of “no minority left behind”.

    • MekongDelta69

      “No food stamp left behind…”

      • Max

        -and the biggest broker of “food stamps” is JP Morgan.

        Food Stamp commercial- your tax dollars at work:
        youtube( dot) com/watch?v=CNzIc8oZM4c

  • Spartacus

    Diversity is our greatest parasite .

  • Puggg

    This must be the Republicans idea of “natural conservatives.”

  • MekongDelta69

    What they said:
    Thirty-five percent of the population in Puerto Rico receives food stamps

    What they didn’t say:
    Ninetly-five percent of the PuertoRican population in New York receives food stamps

  • IstvanIN

    And this is why we need absolutely no third-world immigration, like it or not Puerto Ricans are US citizens in a US territory (not country). If we can not provide jobs for most Puerto Ricans, let alone blacks or regular, real Americans, why the H do we need Mexicans, Indians, Chinese, Somalians and on and on. Why?

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      The country hasn’t needed immigration since 1924. There is no frontier and it’s already built up. Massive 3rd world immigration is class and demographic warfare against white people. Its purpose is to drive whites to extinction.

      • Alucard_the_last

        This is actually a goal of the communist party. Sadly, it is working both in America and Europe while both are asleep at the wheel. Without nationalism, there is no hope.

    • 1stworlder

      You assume that they would work if they didn’t need to work to eat.

  • Luca

    This is what you get when you cross an African with a hispanic. A perfect example of why miscegenation and diversity are not healthy.

    • Bossman

      Beyoncè is a mixture of Black and Hispanic; she is very rich and beautiful. Jennifer Lopez like to describe as 100% Puerto Rican and the woman is making tons of money.

      • Luca

        Beyonce is black/creole and J Lo is PR. So maybe J Lo they can go down there and teach all those Puerto Ricans how to shake their booty and become millionaires like her.

        BTW.. what was your point? That one in 4-million Puerto Ricans actually work and make big money?

        Well I’m certainly enlightened.

      • APaige

        extreme exception meet the common rule.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          That is very common Leftist trick, I also noticed: exploiting the exception. All part of the MSLSD point & splutter template.

          “…Oh, don’t look at those 99—look at this one.
          See?
          There’s one!!!…”

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        Why do each of them lighten their hair to look more White?

        Why don’t they keep their natural, dark “ethnic”/non-White look?

        Even Michelle Obama has lightened her hair recently…

        Whatever could be the reason???

        • carlos ortiz

          I live in PR and I see tourist (White) laid out in the beach all day why?

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            They aren’t trying to be PRs, that’s for sure.

            What White would want to give up 2 SDs of intelligence?

      • RisingReich

        And both nauseatingly agitate for fellow Dark skin “benefits” and “programs” and both have gone even Darker with their selected “mates”.

        Also – money is what really counts…

      • 1stworlder

        I guess someone doesn’t know of statistical outliers.

      • Ella

        That’s right, LOL! All White women look like Lauren Tannehill, Emma Davidson and Candice Swanepoel (Victoria Secret model). They are beautiful natural-blonde women who run circles around Lopez!

      • indoctrination_FAIL

        Beyonce is “beautiful”? Maybe if you don’t look too closely. Have you seen her hair? (I mean the real stuff, not the imported prosthetics.)

        I saw a candid photo once–maybe in an airport as she was traveling incognito–it was Velcro nappy.

        I’ll pass.

        • saxonsun

          You’re right. For a black, she’s attractive. And that isn’t saying much.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          That’s why they wear hair hats.

          • Max

            Is THAT a hat, or is it some sort of pelt from a large jungle mammal?

          • Luca

            Now all she needs is a “face hat”.

  • Alexandra1973

    Time to cut Puerto Rico off.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      It’s very ironic that a sitting President was almost assassinated for not letting them secede.

      • Alexandra1973

        Which one was that? I’m afraid I don’t know much about our history with Puerto Rico, only that it’s a territory leeching off us.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Truman in 1950 and Congress in 1954.

        • PvtCharlieSlate

          Puerto Rico, along with the Philippine Islands, Guam and Cuba were the spoils of one of the biggest mistakes this country has ever made: the Spanish-American War of 1898. It was a “splendid little war” that provided some short-lived feel good thrills (by way of some genuine heroism) and more than a century’s worth of trouble. We’re still paying for that war – literally. The federal tax on your telephone bill was enacted to pay for the war. Temporarily, of course. Cuba and the Philippines were eventually given their independence. Puerto Rico remains a territory. Every so often there’s a commotion about what to do with PR: keep it as is, make it a state (the Dems would love that), independence or whatever. I say we should give it back to Spain – and throw in a big chunk of cash to sweeten and facilitate the deal

          • Alucard_the_last

            The biggest mistake was bring negroes into America. That aside; since the south was in the right (constitutionally) to secede from the union. black were illegally made citizens. They are not and should be deported enmass.

          • carlos ortiz

            from the very beginning of the end of the Spanish Amer.War we PR’s wanted to be an independent country. We let General Nelson Miles invade P.R because he promised the PR people he was coming in as a liberator of PR from Spain, to kicked them out. That was total bullshit. The U.S.A came in as an invader of PR, they even tried making PR’s speak English by changing the language taught in the schools here from Spanish to english, we wouldn’t have it, we had to put up with all the U.S bullshit for a long time now it’s payback time!! Time to pay for trying to push people around. And don’t get me wrong it wasn’t the american people, it was those horney fat slobs that were in charge of the U.S government back then. Blame them not us!!!!

      • John Ambrose

        If only we HAD let them secede back in the early 50s when the tried toassassinate Truman… lot’s of cities in the northeast (and now places like FL) would be eminently more liveable as a result!

    • APaige

      Only if we do not let them immigrate. Now it is if we are paying them to stay. A one-time fee and loss of all rights would be a great start.

  • Let Puerto Rico merge with Cuba to become the single nation of Cuba Rico. Then we’re done with them.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      This article is deceiving. Yes, the 3.7M Puerto Ricans on the island are raping the system. The 4.6M in the states are worse…!!!. Of the 250K+, you won’t find an honest Puerto Rican in Southbridge, Massachusetts. They’re all scamming. As you know from your nightmare in San Antonio, the once who do attempt to go straight also get preferential hiring treatment

      • TXCriollo

        Im part Cuban and you can tell when you went from a nice euro cuban neighborhood to a puerto rican mulatto stink hole. My kin in miami calls the pr pop the trash of the magic city

        • DudeWheresMyCountry?

          I wouldn’t sell the Haitians in So. Florida short.

          • TXCriollo

            Ya forgot about them

      • Jesse James

        Yes this is what truly sucks, that there are more Puerto Ricans in the continental US than there are on Puerto Rico. This is the same direction we are going with the damned Haitians. We will never get rid of them all.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          You forgot the damned Dominicans…!!!…<;-(

          I read Joe Muto's book about being a FOX News mole. Atheist in the fox hole. One of the funny lines he wrote was when he was looking at apartments around the NYC outskirts. The real estate agent offered up a caveat when she warned: "It's a little ethnic".

          Joe Muto replied in his book, “…Translation: 100% Dominican…”

          • PvtCharlieSlate

            That whole miserable island of Hispaniola ought to be totally quarantined for the next 200 years at least. By then they will have either developed their own civilization or retreated back into the jungle and up into the trees.

        • DudeWheresMyCountry?

          Same direction with Mexico and until we stop them 100 million more low IQ breeders will come and wave their pathetic flag. Haiti and PR are streams, Mexico is a river.

        • Who Me?

          Isn’t PR the recent homeland of the current “wise Latina” on the SCOTUS? Maybe we could send her back.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Nothing is ever what it seems. Rolling out Sotomayer for that breach of SCOTUS protocol (that was linked in AmRen today) was serving some purpose.

            My guess is, they want to turn her into a amiable figure in advance, so when O’Bummer goes wild with his Executive Order pen for the next 2 1/2 years, the person(s) who gives him a pass has been molded into a friendly, motherly figure.

            If that’s the case, you will see Kagan photo-ops and PR stunts as well. They are greasing the SCOTUS skids for EO carnage. That must be the Chicago sleaze factor here. There’s nothing this so-called administration does that is in good faith. The coup never sleeps.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Puerto Ricans blame all of their economic problems on US imperialism. These people will forever blame US imperialism for their problems. This is because they do not have the intelligence to understand that Puerto Rico is the way it is because it’s inhabited by Puerto Ricans. IMO It’s time to cut this tropical Detroit loose and let the people learn how to take care of themselves.

    • saxonsun

      And they’re too stupid to realize that without US imperialism, they’d be swinging from the trees.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Of what use is Puerto Rico to the United States? We need to shed this albatross around our necks.

    The federal government spent more than $2 billion to provide Puerto Rico in food stamps in 2012, up to 25% of it is untraceable because it is distributed in cash and there is ‘no way to verify that funds are being spent on food’ according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The funds are used to provide more than one-third of the population of Puerto Rico with food stamps.

    From Wall Street Journal Online:

    The Social Security Administration’s inspector general is investigating a case of potentially widespread disability fraud in Puerto Rico, two people familiar with the matter said, part of the agency’s stepped-up efforts to tackle abuses in the financially struggling program.

    The investigation comes as part of a stepped-up presence in the U.S. commonwealth by the inspector general’s office following a March article in The Wall Street Journal that showed how much easier it is to win Social Security disability benefits on the Caribbean island compared with any of the 50 U.S. states.

    Nine of the 10 top U.S. zip codes for workers collecting Social Security disability benefits are in Puerto Rico, according to government data…In 2010, the Social Security Administration awarded benefits in 63.4% of its initial decisions in Puerto Rico, compared with much lower rates elsewhere. In Arizona, for example, benefits were awarded in initial applications in 35.6% of the cases.

    And, who can forget when Bill Clinton pardoned the FALN Puerto Rican bombers to get Hilary elected senator from NY.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Yes, Slick Willy made many dirty deals to insert co-president Hillary into the NY Senator gig, including (and especially) deals made with the tribe.

      Because she served 8 years as half president, term limit violations should be considered for 2016.

      • Alexandra1973

        I doubt it was with the “tribe.” She pretty much ticked off Jewish voters from what I read, and she has said she favors a Palestinian state (that is the Jews’ land, promised to them).

        So if any kind of deal was made, I seriously doubt it was with The Tribe.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          There was a heavy, publicized courting period for their vote. I could probably dig up some links for it. The ‘two-state solution’ is actually Israel’s idea. They have the same problem America.

          They experienced the same population warfare attacks that caused them to lose the majority. They want to spin-off Palestine to get their overwhelming majority rule back. Sound familiar?

          But, only the tribe would be allowed to. The goyim in the U.S. must blend to light brown.

  • Jesse James

    Too bad we can’t dig William McKinnley, Teddy Roosevelt, Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst up and zap them back to life so they can explain to us why they wanted Puerto Rico so bad. Their families should be liable for all this expense to the taxpayers.

    • Pelagian

      Well, I can explain why Joseph Pulitzer wanted it so bad. Excuse me, I feel a sneeze coming on….

      • carlos ortiz

        18 USA military and naval installation on Puerto Rico at one time, I got about a dozen other reasons

    • PvtCharlieSlate

      Substitute Henry Cabot Lodge for McKinley and I’ll agree with you.

      • Jesse James

        After a little more reading I realize that I did make a mistake, President McKinley resisted the early calls to war. Thanks for the correction!

        • carlos ortiz

          the USA had 18 military and naval installations in Puerto Rico at one time…you can’t have your cake and eat it too…you can’t but we are, we govern ourselves with your money my my how the tables have turned hahahaa

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    What the heck are 3.9 million people doing on a small island? They are non-Whites, they always breed like roaches even if it creates endless poverty.

    • RisingReich

      You know the saying…if it looks like a roach and talks like a roach and smells like a roach…

    • carlos ortiz

      the economy was great in Puerto Rico that’s why there were so much people here from all over the world too, you mother fucken greedy ass holes fucked up everything with those greedy real estate practices, you yourselves almost fucked up the whole world…start looking in the mirror for a change

  • Carney3

    Independence, whether they want it or not.

    • carlos ortiz

      Russia and China would love that

  • Alucard_the_last

    Puerto Ricans are hated by other Hispanic groups. There are a lot of them where I live and they sheek Spanish to the point of yelling. I really resent that they also have special rights. We are actually required to learn Spanish. Just remember, if a job posting says ‘bilingual’ preferred it really means, ‘English speakers need not apply. Remember that whenever a government employee speaks with a Spanish accent, an American has been denied that job.

  • refocus

    Well, what do you propose to do, let them starve to death?

    • John

      I hope that you’re being sarcastic because if you aren’t then the implications of what you’re suggesting are genocidal in the extreme. They US can not afford to feed every miserable 3rd world parasite in need, no more than we can afford to be the world’s policeman. We have problems enough here at home to not be wasting our money and efforts elsewhere. If you still insist on providing foreign aid, then perhaps you could start a campaign to divert some of the billions we give Israel every year, no strings attached, to another, more needy country.

      • Alexandra1973

        Just set up a PayPal account or something. If you want to provide foreign aid, it can come from YOUR pockets, not the taxpayers’. If people want to chip in their OWN money, they can.

        They’ve managed to survive the last several thousand years without our help, they can do so again.

    • saxonsun

      Since your question just has to be rhetorical I shouldn’t answer it–but I will. Yes.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    You get so heavily clipped here I rarely get a chance to respond.

    I’ve worked in high technology all my life, semiconductors, nuclear sciences, automation, etc. I traveled the world doing field service briefly, then the USA extensively, now New England exclusively.

    I don’t live necessarily in the places I have knowledge of. The natural interaction with all these groups gives me the low-down on all the various races, sub-populations, and cultures and their scams in this country. My vantage point is quite broad and clear–and it ain’t pretty. We have been overrun by Nation-takers.

    Southbridge has a high concentration of scamming Puerto Ricans, Worcester does, too. But, I don’t live in Worcester. I’ve made many field service calls there over the years and I’m plugged into those populations there. Worcester, as the other example, is loaded with foreign scammers–anchor babies, phony marriages, multiple aliases, but, I don’t live there to know that.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    The Average Puerto Rican: “…Then whose blood will we suck?…”

    • carlos ortiz

      Puerto Rican leaders were always trying to gain independence from Spain
      1689 a revolt by the P.R people is stopped by the Spanish
      1898 USA invades Puerto Rico to fight against Spain and to liberate P.R from Spain
      The USA doesn’t leave P.R and starts hand pointing American Governors and even changes the official language from Spanish to English hahah good luck
      1917 almost 20 yrs later the USA grants US citizenship to P.R just in time to send P.R men as USA citizens into world war I, thank you
      Since WWI in proportion to its population P.R has contributed with more soldiers in the USA war causes than any other US state or territory
      There were no social programs everybody grew up working in agriculture infants kids women men elderly everybody.
      Rich USA business men come in and start buying the land where the people worked and eat from, people got kicked off the lands that were 100% of their life; employment income, food and housing
      They start migrating into the flat lands of San Juan squatting on land. Living in wood and carboard houses.
      Huricanes would cause major crisises
      1950 Finally P.R’s voted for the first democrately elected governor a Puerto Rican
      He starts building public housing projects to help the people out, it was out of haste to help house the people, this was the beginning of the low income culture of some P.R’s and the poor ones are the ones that left to to US in the 1960 ect

      • AndrewInterrupted

        http[colon]//takimag[dot]com/article/how_can_we_get_rid_of_puerto_rico_john_derbyshire/print#axzz38ZVQAM83

  • John Ambrose

    “Puerto Rico “is a poor country”
    Well, Why the &%[email protected] to we continue to hang onto this cesspool?!
    Entire neighborhoods in the northeast are third-world style slums thanks to our government’s decades long decision to hang onto “welfare island” and allowing it’s dregs unfettered access to the “mainland.”

    • Alexandra1973

      I have an uncle-by-marriage who’s Puerto Rican, he has dark hair and blue eyes.

      It used to be you rarely saw him sober. My aunt died in ’98. He now lives with one of his daughters (the most responsible and respectable of their six kids) and my cousin told me he’s now down to maybe one drink a day.

      That’s the same cousin that got into trouble by hanging around the Arabs at our school and had to stay with our aunt and grandparents in Arizona for a while. She’s since straightened out. Grandma was a nice woman but a disciplinarian.

      • John Ambrose

        I knew one Puerto Rican who was a college professor and he had blue eyes and very euro features. But most of the PRs you’ll see loitering on street corners have very obvious Taino Indian and/or African ancestry.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Yeah, Alexandra’s uncle and your professor probably had conquistador and slave owner blood (ala Thomas Jefferson).

          U.S. Blacks are about 20% European blood. I’d be curious to know what the Caribbean % is.

        • carlos ortiz

          Just like every country there are poor citizens and there are the wealthy citizens, come to P.R where 65% of P.R ‘s here are home owners and 40% of P.R’s live below the poverty level, I can show you wealth and I can show you poor, most P.R’s migrate to the U.S because they are poor, their ancestors got kicked off the land they lived on and worked on when rich U.S business men started buying theses lands after the U.S invades Puerto Rico, this started a very bad domino effect in PR history.

        • carlos ortiz

          lets say right now, Russia opened their doors to US citizens because they need factory workers…who you think will be the US citizens that will leave the US for these jobs…that’s right the low income americans and Russians will see America through them

    • carlos ortiz

      at one time the USA had 16 navel and military installations in P.R…that’s why

  • John Ambrose

    Southbridge, MA, Springfield, MA, Holyoke, MA, Lawrence, MA, Hartford, CT… All these New England cities are awash in them and I don’t think they’re there for the cold winters!

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Also Willimantic, CT. The Puerto Ricans are the reason why it’s been labeled “…Heroin Town…” They colonized there many years ago and turned half the residents into junkies. 60 minutes did a piece on it. It might be available on YT?

      • John Ambrose

        Been through Willimantic.. just a small city in largely rural eastern CT… last place you’d expect to see appreciable numbers of PRs and Mexicans, but they’re there! From what I understand many PRs fraudulently go on disability- that in addition to making heavy use of EBT, WIC, etc.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          I’ve done field service all through there. It was a big mill town once. One of many mill towns decimated by that wonderful ‘free trade’–that doesn’t exist.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    The rest are on Section 8 housing and disability. I met one honest Puerto Rican in all my years in high technology. One. And his brother was a criminal. That lone PR would be the one that Racial MadCow would serve up as her standard ‘…I told you so…’ piece on MSLSD.

  • shmo123

    I agree. Puerto Rico was part of war booty from Spain after the Spanish-American war. It was like we won them in a card game and Congress debated what to do with them for a while. I can’t recall exactly what was decided, but it’s safe to say we made the wrong decision. Let’em have their independence. Remember it was PR nationalists that shot up Congress from the visitors gallery in 1954. Cut them loose and save the money.

    • carlos ortiz

      before the cold war the USA had 18 military and naval installations on the Island of Puerto Rico…need any other reason

  • Javier Menchaca

    100% of whites and blacks in the united states recive food stamps, and have a good paying job.so before you talk about puerto ricans look at your kind before talking crap.about others not to long ago a white family collecting food stamps husband had a good job paying him six figures.

  • carlos ortiz

    yea and watch how Russia or china will want to come into Puerto Rico and do the same thing the USA has done since 1898, use Puerto Rico without even asking the people what they want!!