The everyday person in Puerto Rico is the one that is suffering. The government of Puerto Rico is completely full of corruption and should be held accountable for their actions.
It’s time to cut Puerto Rico. If they can afford bonuses in that amount we don’t need to be giving them money for hurricane restoration.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Nevares last month asked federal taxpayers to shell out $94 billion to pay for the territory’s recovery from Hurricane Maria — then turned around and paid out about $100 million in Christmas bonuses to island government employees.
The governor’s aides say the bonuses are a longstanding tradition and part of the law, and were planned for in the budget approved last summer.
But that budget came well before Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, leaving much of the territory in ruin and leaving the government begging for federal assistance the Washington Times reports.
Puerto Rico’s financial oversight board, established by Congress in 2016 to bail the territory out of defaulting on its debt, called the bonuses “imprudent” and said the governor should rethink his allocation of government funds in light of the recent hurricanes.
“Puerto Rico has demonstrated time and time again that its government is incapable of responsibly handling its finances. This is yet another such instance,” Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), a member of the House committee with oversight over Puerto Rico, told the Washington Times in a statement after the bonuses had been revealed.
This is corruption, the swamp Trump is speaking of. God forbid Puerto Rico will ever be allowed to become a state of the United States. Just more liberal voters which would count in the electoral college for corrupt communistic democrats.
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