Sunday, July 6, 2014

To National Governors Association

To National Governors Association
Dear Governors: 
Please, read my recent posts on your "colleague" AGP of Puerto Rico and tell him directly into his face what you think about him and his "policies": Puerto Rico News at: and PR Journal at: 
Sincerely, Michael
This message was sent via Twitter and Facebook on 1:59 PM 7/6/2014

The Madurization of Puerto Rico: "Governor Padilla and his administration have taken a series of disturbing steps that have culminated in contracts with private investors being shredded, the use of government forces to intimidate and retaliate against private individuals and interests..."

"In recent weeks, Governor Padilla and his administration have taken a series of disturbing steps that have culminated in contracts with private investors being shredded, the use of government forces to intimidate and retaliate against private individuals and interests, and a weakening of confidence in the bond markets for the Commonwealth. This is a long-term threat to U.S. taxpayers, who may be asked to shoulder a bailout of the island as it teeters on economic collapse. Washington should be deeply concerned."

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  • Press Release – AFF Ad Campaign Highlights Puerto Rico’s Slouch Towards Venezuela, Governor Padilla’s Contempt for U.S. Taxpayers and Laws

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    June 18, 2014
    DES MOINES, IA – The American Future Fund, a national 501(c)4 organization, has launched an advertising campaign warning that Governor Alejandro Padilla of Puerto Rico is leading the island commonwealth down a dangerous path with policies and tactics similar to those of rogue leaders like President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela and President Cristina Kirchner of Argentina.
    In recent weeks, Governor Padilla and his administration have taken a series of disturbing steps that have culminated in contracts with private investors being shredded, the use of government forces to intimidate and retaliate against private individuals and interests, and a weakening of confidence in the bond markets for the Commonwealth. This is a long-term threat to U.S. taxpayers, who may be asked to shoulder a bailout of the island as it teeters on economic collapse. Washington should be deeply concerned.
    Nick Ryan, Founder of the American Future Fund, said: “We are launching this advertising campaign to warn U.S. policymakers that Governor Padilla’s reign in Puerto Rico is a direct threat to U.S. taxpayers. Under Governor Padilla, the Commonwealth has moved aggressively away from the U.S. principles and modeled his government after rogue regimes like Argentina and Venezuela and intimidating private companies. On top of this, Puerto Rico has over $70 billion in public debt, and it is the U.S. taxpayer that will have to bail out the Commonwealth when they default.”
    In San Juan this week, Governor Padilla clearly sought to ease the growing fears of investors, claiming that Puerto Rico was a “completely open economy that encourages investment.’’ He added that the island’s “protection of intellectual property and the banking and financial systems is the same as the United States.”
    Ryan sharply questioned the assertion. “Governor Padilla’s claim that Puerto Rico adheres to US banking and financial regulations flies in the face of reality. Instead, he has overseen the use of government agencies and regulators to threaten and intimidate private interests operating on the Island. We urge Governor Padilla to put Puerto Rico on the right track to good governance and an open democracy that is free of threats and intimidation against private interests and that provides financial transparency for its people, investors, creditors, and U.S. taxpayers,” concluded Ryan.
    In recent weeks, Governor Padilla and his government have undertaken a full-blown attack on Doral Financial Corporation, a US-based bank and mortgage lender, mainly because Puerto Rico owes the bank $230 million and the bank made the mistake of believing the government would live up to its obligation. Puerto Rico lawfully entered into a contractual agreement in 2012 acknowledging the Commonwealth owes Doral over $230 million in overpaid taxes.  The agreement – with full proof of payment of all taxes – was ratified by both parties yet again in 2013. But Governor Padilla and his government are now refusing to honor this contract and the Commonwealth’s financial obligations. Moreover, press reports in Puerto Rico have indicated that Doral’s regulator – the Office of the Financial Institutions Commissioner – and key political leaders including the Department of Justice are threatening the bank and urging local depositors to take their money out. These actions, coming after Doral’s decision to file litigation to enforce its 2012 agreement with the government, are disturbing, and an abuse of power by Governor Padilla and his government.
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    PNP condemns waste of public funds

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    The Secretary General of the New Progressive Party, José Aponte Hernández, by the delegation spokesman statesman in the Senate, Larry Seilhamer Rodriguez condemned the governor Alejandro García Padilla squander tens of thousands of dollars of public funds in ads to try to "enhance their battered image "at the expense of a lie.
    "Again the Governor lied to the people of Puerto Rico. No one believed to have been created 55,000 jobs for truth, and sustained with federal data from the Department of Labor is that since January 2013 have lost 38 thousand jobs. Now the Fortress comes with an expensive advertising campaign in an attempt to perpetuate this lie. Continue presenting evidence of his lies, "said Aponte Hernández through a press release.
    Expressions of official Palma arise after the administration this morning García Padilla pautara ads in all the newspapers of general circulation to try to confuse people about the true work of the Island
    The former House of Representatives considered that each ad cost $ 6,000 to $ 10,000 per newspaper, without payment to the advertising agency that designed it.
    He argued that excessive spending is immoral because in addition to be a lie, the President wasted thousands of dollars while telling the unions that do not have money to honor their commitments.
    "The Puerto Rican people, especially the thousands of mothers and fathers who were forced to an early retirement and unworthy by this administration, they deserved much more than what this disorganized, incompetent and inexperienced government has given them. These ads are disrespectful to all Puerto Ricans. "
    "There is a lack of honesty of this incredible government, which pays little credibility they have not only to the people but also to investors and accrediting houses. Yesterday did a show to announce what anyone thinks, because the statistics are there and the numbers have been offering for some time. Today there are 51,000 fewer people in the labor force since the beginning of this government and most unfortunate is that 46 thousand are gone from January to May 2014. Insist on spending public funds to advertise what one believes is disrespectful to the people and offends the intelligence of the people. How may want to award about 16,000 construction jobs when cement sales are on the floor and bankruptcies contractors are the order of the day, "said Rodriguez Seilhamer.
    PNP spokesman in the Senate, added that construction employment numbers are taken from a form you have to fill the contractor that puts its number of employees, but that does not mean they are new workers in each project. "If a contractor has 10 workers, that is the amount that fills in the form for different projects you have, it is not having 10 new workers in every project," said the engineer and former contractor also.
    In conclusion, Aponte Hernández said that a letter will be subscribing to the Fortress to disclose the total cost of this misguided campaign.
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    Héctor J. Ferrer Ríos (born March 27, 1970) is a Puerto Rican politician and lawyer. He was a member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives from 2001 to ...

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    Héctor J. Ferrer Ríos
    Seal of Puerto Rico House of Representatives.svg
    Cámara de Representantes de Puerto Rico
    Minority Leader of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives
    In office
    January 2, 2005 – March 15, 2012
    Preceded byAníbal Vega Borges
    Succeeded byLuis Raúl Torres Cruz
    At-Large Member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives
    In office
    January 2, 2005 – March 15, 2012
    Preceded byJorge de Castro Font
    Member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives from theDistrict 29
    In office
    January 2, 2001 – January 2, 2005
    Preceded byLuis Aramburu Díaz
    Succeeded byPedro Cintrón Rodríguez
    Majority Whip of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives
    In office
    January 2, 2001 – December 31, 2004
    Preceded byIris M. Ruiz Class
    Succeeded byMaría L. Ramos Rivera
    President of the Popular Democratic Party
    In office
    December 2008 – 2011
    Preceded byAníbal Acevedo Vilá
    Succeeded byAlejandro García Padilla
    Personal details
    Born(1970-03-27) March 27, 1970(age 44)
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Political partyPopular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico
    Democratic Party
    Domestic partnerElisa Hernández
    Héctor J. Ferrer Ríos (born March 27, 1970) is a Puerto Rican politician and lawyer. He was a member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives from 2001 to 2012. He was also President of the Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico from 2008 to 2011.[1]
    Ferrer resigned all his political posts on February 28, 2012 after a domestic abuse scandal that began with his arrest on February 23, 2012.

    Early years and studies[edit]

    Ferrer was born on March 27, 1970 in San JuanPuerto Rico. He received a sports scholarship in baseball to study at the University of North Carolina. There, he received a Bachelor's degree with a major in Economics and Industrial Relations. He then received a Juris doctor from the School of Law of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. In march 1997, he was one of the top 10 grades at thebar exam.[2]

    Professional career[edit]

    After graduating, Ferrer worked as a private attorney.

    Political career[edit]

    Ferrer was elected to the Puerto Rico House of Representatives at the 2000 general elections, to represent District 29.[3] During his first term, he served as Majority Whip for the PPD, and presided the Committees of Ethics, Federal and International Affairs, and Consumer Affairs.[4]
    Ferrer was reelected at the 2004 general elections, this time as a Representative At-large.[5] This time, his party lost the Majority in both the Senate and the House, and Ferrer took over as Minority Speaker.
    In 2008, Ferrer was reelected for a third consecutive term, being the candidate with the most votes for the position among all candidates.[6] Due to the defeat of the PPD in the race for Governor and both the Senate and the House, Ferrer remained as Minority Speaker.
    The defeat of the PPD led to the resignation of Aníbal Acevedo Vilá as President. Héctor Ferrer became President of the party in November 10, 2008 after a meeting of the Board of Directors which included veteran leaders like Héctor Luis AcevedoRafael Hernández Colón, and Miguel Hernández Agosto.[7]
    In 2011, he surrendered the presidency of the party to new gubernatorial candidate, Alejandro García Padilla. He had initially announced his intentions to run for Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, but then announced his decision to run for mayor of San Juan, against incumbent Jorge Santini at the2012 general elections.


    In February 2012, Ferrer was involved in a scandal after accusations of domestic abuse against him. With conflicting versions surrounding the circumstances of the events and how it was handled, Ferrer presented his resignation to all his political positions on February 28, 2012. The resignation is effective on March 15, 2012.[8]

    Personal life[edit]

    Ferrer was in a relationship Elisa "Beba" Hernández for seven years. They have a son together. Ferrer has two other children from a previous relationship. Ferrer's brother, Eduardo, was elected to the House of Representatives in 2012.

    Domestic abuse scandal[edit]

    In February 23, 2012, Ferrer was detained after allegations of domestic abuse against his long-term partner.[9] Initially, Hernández had issued a protection order against Ferrer for one year. However, shortly after, she asked for it to be retired.[10]


    Ferrer is an avid athlete and he practices a variety of sports. He studied at the University of North Carolina thanks to a scholarship in baseball, but also practices joggingcycling, and swimming, among others.


    NameFerrer Rios, Hector
    Alternative names
    Short descriptionAmerican politician
    Date of birthMarch 27, 1970
    Place of birthSan Juan, Puerto Rico
    Date of death
    Place of death

    Sunday, April 7, 2013

    Alejandro García Padilla: Misleading Ad

    Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.
    Henry Ward Beecher
    Clergyman, abolitionist and famous and influential American speaker.

    Rivera Zaudy not celebrate both the PPD faked it, the gobe we "sold" now it does not.
    And Mickey: write [always been] 
    Twitter is that you are limited to 140 characters 
    but you write well.

    Moral: Beware! Political advertising campaigns can convince you to screw up, I think this must be the Great Pollie Award Agapito campaign. There is no doubt that when a product is defective, the only way to sell is based on a good advertising campaign, so the stultifying Communist governments use propaganda to convince their victims that the tyrant is more good bread and you should the people ... yeah right!

    In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king, very illustrative sentence that fits the theme, a country that did not see the mediocrity of a candidate and was carried away by a successful advertising campaign and did not seek the truth and substance of great historical moment, this PNP with errors have led to one of the worst moments of Puerto Rico, but nothing, celebrate the success of the campaign that made him the governor today, that should be as important as say the defective gobe , "me vale" else.

    Judge for yourself ...

    And still the misleading campaign
    April 6, 2013
    The New Day
    García Padilla cyber campaign wins Pollie Awards
    The highest award was achieved gold in the category Best Online Advertising Campaign for a Democratic Gubernatorial
    The company nominated BuzzMaker government cyber campaign to Alejandro García Padilla Pollie Awards.
    By Frances Rosario
    The cyber campaign Alejandro García Padilla made to achieve the government of Puerto Rico won four awards last night Pollie Awards given by the American Association of Political Consultants to political campaigns in the United States.
    One of the leaders of the cyber campaign Popular Democratic Party (PPD), Ricardo Alfaro, said that the most important award was achieved gold in the category Best Online Advertising for a Democratic Gubernatorial Campaign.
    Also won three bronze awards in the category of Best Overall Internet Candidate Campaign, Best Use of Facebook Advertising and Best Use of Email Fundraising.
    The cyber campaign García Padilla was nominated by the consultants used to develop, BuzzMaker.
    "For us it means that all the work and hours worked during the campaign of trabajao shows the standards we broke both the state and national level," the official PPD.
    "It is an achievement of the campaign such as the recognition of these awards, which shows how good the strategic team that understood the need and usefulness of social networks in the field of content and online fundraising," said Alfaro .
    And as always it was time for disappointment ...

    April 7, 2013
    The New Day
    Disenchantment in the country
    The New Day Survey measured the first 100 days of the administration of García Padilla
    Hope after the election of Alejandro García Padilla faded by the severity of problems facing the Island
    Teresa Canino
    Puerto Ricans are going through a time of great pessimism and deep disenchantment with the situation and your personal situation, as revealed by the results of the Survey of El Nuevo Dia published in the print edition of today's day.
    The survey is published on the occasion of compliance this week of the first 100 days of the administration of Governor Alejandro García Padilla.
    The study results demonstrate, inter alia, that if the election caused some hope Garcia Padilla in elections last year, is already faded to the complexity of the tremendous problems facing the Island 
    Disenchantment is manifested in a gloomy outlook on the situation, about the personal economic prospects and problems like unemployment and crime.
    In addition, the survey reveals that a huge number of Puerto Ricans over 18 years has seriously considered leaving the Island
    What do you think?

    No more lying politicians
    and publicists
    will the kingdom of heaven will win?
    'm No analyst but these surveys is more or less what they say "feet" that illustrate the results ...

    93% think things are bad or very bad
    27% are very likely or somewhat likely that they want to go to Puerto Rico
    94% have an equal or worse financial position
    39% of the popular think things are very bad
    54% are pretty bad

    and worst of all is that of those who voted for Alejandro García Padilla ...
    41% think things are very bad
    51% think that things are pretty bad

    I mean ... the Gobe has F

    The governor does not work and we have to suck until 2016. Could sue the Pollie Award earned for selling a defective product to those who live on the island and voted for Agapito? That is the question!

    I can not include in demand because they voted for him, but it would be fair, as determined by DACO. Wepa!

    Nothing, that this survey will be used by strategists PPD make a new public relations campaign that includes "media tours" for all channels of TV, radio and newspapers and we Agapito wherever we asomemos saying that things are very well and will get better and Ana Lydia Vega write an opinion saying calm people I'm here ... upps, I think that is Calle 13, but hey, he will say, that better days ... yeah right !

    One win in this regime advertising agencies and Ferré Rangel, more money to continue making misleading ads
    What follow jauja!

    If the poor begin to reason 
    all is lost.
    Voltaire (1694-1778)
    French philosopher and writer.

    Such is Life!