Category Archives: culture and cycle of dependency

Puerto Rico fears post-Maria murder surge: 11 days, 32 slain

These are the type of things that happen when you run out of other people’s money.  You cannot afford to pay your police officers.  You cannot expect them to work for free, can you?  So they stop working as many … Continue reading

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5 things to know about Puerto Rico 100 days after Hurricane Maria

Fake news unfairly blaming Trump.  PR’s power grid and financial situation were in bad shape long before Trump became President. https://www.vox.com/2017/12/23/16795342/puerto-rico-maria-christmas 5 things to know about Puerto Rico 100 days after Hurricane Maria Life has improved for many people, but … Continue reading

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Dark, desperate life without power in Puerto Rico

The comments in the linked article should be read as well which illustrate the typical reaction. nolie “Sadly, these poor folks will be fooled into voting for leftist with the mistaken idea that things will then get better.” Wes “Whats … Continue reading

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How’s Socialism doing in Venezeula?

Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans, Americans, everyone should not be fooled by the Socialistic policies of politicians like Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, who want to fool people by offering the most “free stuff.”   One only need examine the end result of … Continue reading

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Here’s how an obscure tax change sank Puerto Rico’s economy

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/26/heres-how-an-obscure-tax-change-sank-puerto-ricos-economy.html Here’s how an obscure tax change sank Puerto Rico’s economy Even before a devastating hurricane brought Puerto Rico to a near standstill, the government there was struggling with an economy in shambles and a default on billions of dollars … Continue reading

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Venezuela Goes Bust. How is this different than Puerto Rico running out of money, long before the hurricanes hit PR?

You should read the comments at the end as well. https://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuela-goes-bust-1510703305 Venezuela Goes Bust Another lesson in the price of lending to a socialist regime. Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Nov. 12. Photo: Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS By … Continue reading

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Marriage, having children, planning for the future, especially in Puerto Rico, is not taken as seriously as it needs to be

See also https://puertoriconewcomer.wordpress.com/2017/10/23/63-of-puerto-rican-women-ages-15-44-who-gave-birth-were-unmarried-in-2011-far-higher-than-all-hispanic-women-47-and-the-overall-rate-for-us-women-38 https://puertoriconewcomer.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/puerto-rico-divorce-rates-psychologist-battles-puerto-ricos-high-divorce-rate How Did Marriage Become a Mark of Privilege? Claire Cain Miller @clairecm SEPT. 25, 2017 Marriage, which used to be the default way to form a family in the United States, regardless of income or education, … Continue reading

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