Take your colonial sellout governor. Y'all elected him. When the laws that attracted business by destroying your tax base were passed by YOUR legislature, where was the opposition?
Your numbers posted earlier to justify a positive cash flow from the US to Puerto Rico are naive. They do not make economic sense. You are comparing numbers that do not equate. You wish to equate direct cash aid with merchandise purchased. That won't work. The two do not equate.
I am going to put on my rich white guy hat and speak for people who DO NOT have my political views. Just the same vote as I do.
OK Puerto Rico. You want help. We'll give you help. Your want reparations? Get bent. That is not going to happen. Call Castro or Putin and see how that works out for you. You want to give up your Americans citizenship? I am fine with that. We have far to many "immigrants" as it is. We'll even be nice and let the Puerto Ricans who are already here for over 10 years decide which they want. US or Puerto Rico.
IT is about time that you take responsibility for your independent government and not rely on daddy US to fix your problems. You say you are a country of geniuses. Ok. Figure shit out. We can fix your unfavorable tax laws. What are YOU going to fix. Frankly young woman, your country is in a shambles. Your government is broken perhaps beyond repair. Only 43% of your workforce is working compared to 63% of we mainlanders. Your economy is twice the size of Cuba and your debt over four times as high. Less than 1/2 of working age males are employed and that was before the storm. 35% of your population is on food stamps.
But it is ALL our fault. No homegrown responsibility at all. Damn Colonizers. News flash. You were colonized by Spain not the US. Your fate was sealed then. You got a much better deal from the US than you would have gotten from Franco I am certain.
So suck it up Puerto Rico. We are ready, willing and able to help you rebuild and fix your economic problems. But if you think we are going to do this because of some threats let me remind you that you are not holding the cards to do that. We will also not rally behind you while you are calling us pricks to our face.
That is life in the real world Tainari88. It sucks but that how how the situation is right now. If you want the US to help, and particularly this administration, you need to eat some crow for awhile. Chose your battles well. There are no do-overs in revolution.
"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, okay? " Trump
The American dream is about freedom. Pelosi