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Old 09-19-2020, 12:34 PM
 
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What else is new?

The government is always throwing money at Puerto Rico. It never fixes any problems.
Government as a whole throws money at everything. Do you know the many wars and many military occupations our government spends on other countries for decades and many failed social programs? Puerto Rico is peanuts (I agree with you, Puerto Rico depends too much on the Feds, I lived there in the REAL Puerto Rico, not isolated in a fancy hotel as a tourist) to the thousands of other things.

I have a very liberal friend that tells me that tax cuts is the problem and tries to make me feel bad because I like tax cuts and lower taxes. I tell him keeping more of my own money so I spend it back to the economy (my choice) isn't the problem, the more I keep my own money that's freedom and more choices for me. It's government growing bigger and spending more money they collect and throwing more money to the problems it's the problem.
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Old 09-19-2020, 08:41 PM
 
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Don't forget that presidential elections are about a month and slightly less than half away and Trump is up for a re-election bid. Hopefully the money promised to PR reaches the island before the elections or as planned (I haven't seen the news article yet). While most Puerto Ricans on the island can't vote for a president, Puerto Ricans and their descendants living on the mainland definitely can. Not only are many of the island Puerto Ricans related to mainland Puerto Ricans, but they are more numerous than those on the island.
I can only can speak for New York City, because that is where I live, and there are many Puerto Ricans born here, and from the island, living here, and the President has been criticized a lot for his late help to Puerto Rico, throughout the Media, when Hurricane Maria, and all the Earthquakes have been publicized ... My impression is that the Media will haunt him for this, so might as well get it over with......good thought, Mr. President...... WE welcome your help......
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Old 09-19-2020, 08:43 PM
 
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Government as a whole throws money at everything. Do you know the many wars and many military occupations our government spends on other countries for decades and many failed social programs? Puerto Rico is peanuts (I agree with you, Puerto Rico depends too much on the Feds, I lived there in the REAL Puerto Rico, not isolated in a fancy hotel as a tourist) to the thousands of other things.

I have a very liberal friend that tells me that tax cuts is the problem and tries to make me feel bad because I like tax cuts and lower taxes. I tell him keeping more of my own money so I spend it back to the economy (my choice) isn't the problem, the more I keep my own money that's freedom and more choices for me. It's government growing bigger and spending more money they collect and throwing more money to the problems it's the problem.
And the biggest problems is all the Politicians taking most of it.....
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Old 09-23-2020, 01:30 PM
 
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The federal government should do the work themselves. Use the funding to contract people to do the work directly.

Don't just give money to Puerto Ricans, because when they come back the money'll be gone and the work won't be done.
It's not about giving it to Puerto ricans but to the puerto rican government. Prepa's biggest problem is that it is run by the PR government so decisions are political (and island politics don't work). It wouldn't be the worst thing is the money required them to go through with the privatization which should end the politicization of electricity
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Old 09-30-2020, 10:31 PM
 
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Big government doesn't work. It's the private sector that has given us the best economy in human history. Giving more money and more power to the politicians in P.R. is not the answer. It gets worse and many Puerto Ricans move to the states to vote for that same politics they moved out of Puerto Rico. There is a word in Puerto Rico call "masoquista" (masochistic)


To say the federal government should takeover not only on the federal side but add the whole island's local politics and economy is a mistake and doesn't understand the division of powers and responsibilities. The federal government wasn't built that way. If it was why have states and local government and a private sector?
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