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Puerto Rico Cannot Live Forever on Federal Funds. Breaking with the culture of dependency is necessary

The solution is high quality job growth, not funneling more people into generational welfare. https://www.theweeklyjournal.com/opinion/opinion-puerto-rico-cannot-live-forever-on-federal-funds/article_4fb189b8-8fb4-11ea-97c5-ab866ff500af.html [OPINION] Puerto Rico Cannot Live Forever on Federal Funds Breaking with the culture of dependency is necessary Gustavo Vélez, Inteligencia Económica May 6, 2020 Perhaps … Continue reading

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Unemployed Puerto Ricans fume as claims pile up in pandemic. Meanwhile, government workers continue receiving their full salaries, even if they aren’t working

While most businesses were forced to shut down, the governor said all government workers would continue to be paid their full salaries, even if they didn’t report to work.  Where is the shared sacrifice?  Why should government employees continue getting … Continue reading

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Advocate For The Poor In Puerto Rico Is Released After Arrest During Protest

  Why arrest someone that wants to help people get food in Puerto Rico?  Wouldn’t it be better to give him a medal than an arrest? https://www.npr.org/2020/04/30/848684061/puerto-rico-police-arrest-advocate-for-the-poor Advocate For The Poor In Puerto Rico Is Released After Arrest During Protest … Continue reading

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How Puerto Rico got into its current financial mess

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/biz-monday/article64452617.html How Puerto Rico got into its current financial mess BY JOHN McPHAUL Special to the Miami Herald March 06, 2016 02:00 PM   A man drinks a beer in a local bar as he watches Puerto Rico’s governor Alejandro … Continue reading

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Census: 50% or more of residents in 36 P.R. towns live in poverty

https://newsismybusiness.com/census-50-or-more-of-residents-in-36-p-r-towns-live-in-poverty Census: 50% or more of residents in 36 P.R. towns live in poverty December 20, 2019 Young man sits outdoors and begs for money in Bayamón. (Credit: Eddie Toro – Dreamstime.com) During the 2014-2018 period, 50% or more of … Continue reading

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A Third of Movers From Puerto Rico to the Mainland United States Relocated to Florida in 2018

  https://census.gov/library/stories/2019/09/puerto-rico-outmigration-increases-poverty-declines.html A Third of Movers From Puerto Rico to the Mainland United States Relocated to Florida in 2018 Brian Glassman  | September 26, 2019 A year following Hurricane Maria, both the population and poverty rate declined in Puerto Rico. … Continue reading

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What are the results of Democratic Socialism, aka Socialism?

A misguided reader in the comments section recently posted to promote Democratic Socialism, aka Socialism.  Socialism and Democratic Socialism are the same thing.  As this topic has become trendy in the US political climate recently, it shows that history needs … Continue reading

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Government perpetuates Socialistic cycle of dependency tendency in PR by delaying welfare work requirement for 4 years

Socialism lives on in PR! What politician will have courage to make the painful choices necessary for the long term good of Puerto Rico?  El Nuevo Dia is doing a great journalistic service by shining a light on this issue.  … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s Democratic entrenchment fuels its own death spiral

Democrats in Puerto Rico INTENTIONALLY Keeping Power Off to Hurt Trump By Kevin Jackson – January 19, 2018 Democrats in Puerto Rico INTENTIONALLY Keeping Power Off to Hurt Trump The plot thickens in Puerto Rico. The Democrats there believe they … Continue reading

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Exodus from Puerto Rico grows as island struggles to rebound from Hurricane Maria

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/exodus-from-puerto-rico-grows-as-island-struggles-to-rebound-from-hurricane-maria/2018/03/06/b2fcb996-16c3-11e8-92c9-376b4fe57ff7_story.html Exodus from Puerto Rico grows as island struggles to rebound from Hurricane Maria by Arelis R. Hernández by Arelis R. Hernández Email the author National March 6 Email the author A neighborhood in Cayey, Puerto Rico, remains without power … Continue reading

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