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How to get Tourists to Venture Across P.R’s Entire 100 x 35 miles?

Want more tourism?  Adopt common sense solutions to improve transportation and mobility.  The easier it is to travel, the more travel that will occur.  The harder it is to travel, the less travel that will occur. Allow luggage on buses … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club closed the Los Colobos location in Carolina PR on 7-21-17. Plaza Escorial location in Carolina will remain open

There are consequences to raising taxes!  Higher taxes drive businesses and consumers away.  Higher taxes lead to less money in the pockets of consumers, less money for businesses to employ people, less money for businesses to expand. http://caribbeanbusiness.com/carolina-sams-club-consolidation-impacts-250-employees Carolina Sam’s … Continue reading

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Exodus From a Historic Puerto Rican Town, With No End in Sight

Exodus From a Historic Puerto Rican Town, With No End in Sight By FRANCES ROBLES JULY 16, 2017 An abandoned furniture store in Lares, P.R. The town in the mountainous heart of the Caribbean island has lost more people to … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico struggles to save historic buildings amid crisis

Another consequence of fiscal irresponsibility. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/puerto-rico-struggles-save-historic-buildings-amid-crisis-48367251 Puerto Rico struggles to save historic buildings amid crisis By danica coto, associated press ·SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jun 30, 2017, 2:30 AM ET In this June 22, 2017 photo, architect Andy Rivera … Continue reading

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Minimum wage study shows it’s harmful, with real world evidence and results in Seattle WA

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/29/seattle-commissions-new-minimum-wage-study-after-dismissing-first-results.html Seattle commissions new minimum-wage study after dismissing first results By Dan Springer Published June 29, 2017 When a University of Washington study came out this week showing Seattle’s minimum wage has cost 5,000 jobs and is hurting low income … Continue reading

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For Sale: Puerto Rico Territory seeks private companies to run ports, airports, ferries, and more; utilities could be next

Puerto Rico does it better as their slogan claims?  What have they done better and better than whom?  Puerto Rico politicians again choosing short-term thinking over long-term thinking by selling off critical infrastructure.   Then again, a private-public partnership is likely … Continue reading

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What is Minimum Wage: Its History and Effects on the Economy

  http://www.heritage.org/testimony/what-minimum-wage-its-history-and-effects-the-economy What is Minimum Wage: Its History and Effects on the Economy June 26, 2013 31 min read James Sherk @JamesBSherk Research Fellow, Labor Economics As research fellow in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation, James Sherk researches ways … Continue reading

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