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Old 01-10-2018, 02:00 PM
 
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I agree with WIHS2006,
The actual statistics involving the Racial Identity of people receiving Public Assistance in the US would probably suprise a great many people and put a lot of myths to rest.

I Investigated, arrested, and took to trial, a bunch of people you would never suspect to be defrauding the system.
Case in point, but not limited this particular element of society;
http://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/20...be_who_th.html

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Old 01-10-2018, 04:51 PM
 
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The Christmas bonus for territorial government workers is mandatory under the territorial constitution ... which was approved by Congress in 1952. Turn off Fox News and learn the real facts before you speak.
well, that is how socialist countries run their government and ruin economies.......bonuses shouldn't be mandatory. It should be based on job performance and the budget. If you have a surplus then maybe and even then I'm against it because that means anybody that shows up to work in the government gets a bonus regardless if the person is a mediocre worker and there is plenty of them in the government in P.R. . That rules applies in the public and private sector.

If Puerto Rico has a budget deficit and a big one, then they shouldn't be giving out bonuses to all government employees especially the ones that don't perform (in Puerto Rico we call them "batatas") especially when you are going to Congress and begging for a 94 billion dollar federal aid.


if this is in the Puerto Rican constitution since 1952, then somebody needs to take it out. One of the reasons they have a 120 billion debt (counting the retirement) with that socialist mentality that Hugo Chavez ruined Venezuela with.
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:45 PM
 
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by the way, I always knew the bonuses for government employees were mandatory because of a law not in the constitution. I read the Puerto Rican constitution many times and I never found that but it wouldn't surprise me, they already have as constitutional rights welfare.. Here is a link to the P.R. Constitution in English. You read it and now you know why they are in the mess they are today.

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico


* The right of every person to obtain work.
* The right of every person to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, and especially to food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services.
* The right of every person to social protection in the event of unemployment, sickness, old age or disability.
* The right of motherhood and childhood to special care and assistance.


Not every person has a "right" to a job. It has to be based on skills, education and experience and availability in the workforce. The government doesn't have to give you a job just because. No wonder the Puerto Rican government has a big workforce in the government's payroll, they have it in their constitution that work is a "right".

Then the Puerto Rican Constitution has that welfare is a "right", instead of a privilege based on income and qualifications. Sorry, if you don't qualify for welfare then you don't get it, is not a "right", it's a privilege based on certain qualifications that can change anytime by the government. That shouldn't be in the Constitution.

You will never see in the U.S. Constitution that you have a right that the government has to give you food, clothes, housing, healthcare and a job....that is so socialist.


going back to the bonuses, P.R. giving out 100 million in bonuses when they are begging 94 billion in federal aid doesn't look good. It reinforces the obvious that the Puerto Rican government can't manage the budget and the U.S. taxpayers shouldn't be subsidizing their X-mas bonuses for all their government employees.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...fter-asking-h/
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Philly
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Puerto Rico Tax Reform Aims to Kickstart Economy – Caribbean Business
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:19 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Alot of good proposals, I especially like the idea of reducing the state sales tax and the proposal to grant incentives to hire college graduates.
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Old 02-26-2018, 12:29 PM
 
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https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/e...1977/#cxrecs_s
Anyone know what the global ports proposal is?
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Old 03-24-2018, 11:12 AM
 
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Puerto Rico governor reveals details on proposed tax reform, new incentive code – Caribbean Business
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Old 03-24-2018, 11:30 AM
 
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Eliminating the mandatory Christmas bonus is an absolute must. I also like the income tax proposal, that will put alot of money in wallets which will boost the economy when it's spent.
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:03 PM
 
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speaking of taxes has anyone from mainland US established residency in Puerto Rico to take advantage of act 20 and 22 to reduce corporate tax rate to 4% and completely eliminate capital gains tax.
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:24 PM
 
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speaking of taxes has anyone from mainland US established residency in Puerto Rico to take advantage of act 20 and 22 to reduce corporate tax rate to 4% and completely eliminate capital gains tax.
Yep, all of us. Everyone on this board... including our butlers and Ferrari mechanics.
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