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posted on May, 1 2006 @ 10:15 AM
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Well the government of Puerto Rico ran out of money today, closing schools and government offices.


The government of Puerto Rico ran out of money Monday, forcing the U.S. commonwealth to close public schools and shut down government offices, putting almost 100,000 people out of work.

The legislature and governor failed to reach a last-minute accord that would have averted the first-ever partial shutdown of the government in island history.


I guess someone will have to step in to help them out of this mess.




posted on May, 1 2006 @ 11:51 AM
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Maybe if they only apply sales taxes something small like even 3% on all the tourist related stuff, hotels, cruises, shopping etc, they might not have this problem??



posted on May, 1 2006 @ 12:10 PM
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Will this have an affect on the 'bid for statehood' for the island? Will the public be more willing to become a US state if they perceive that status as being able to prevent this sort of thing?



posted on May, 1 2006 @ 04:37 PM
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Hello Friends:
I'm from and live in Beutyful Puerto Rico.
I belive the culprit here are the two bigest political
parties in here. The P.N.P. (Pro-statehood) and the
P.P.D. (The pro-commonwealth Party).
They can not see eye to eye if one puts a idea the other one
will shoot it down, without thinking if it will work for the people
of Puerto Rico or not.
They (the senate and the House of representative) are guilty
of mayor over spending also. Must of this people have 3 or 4
assistants when 1 or 2 will be better, the have official car and
drivers, escorts and a army of body guards. This are some
of the things that got the Puerto Rico's govertment in troble in
this financial crissis.'

As a foot note I heard of a school (Rafael Hernandez middel school)
try to open this morning and the teachers and student were taken out
of the school by the State Police.


[edit on 5/1/2006 by warriorwolfpr]



posted on May, 1 2006 @ 04:54 PM
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posted by warriorwolfpr: “Hello Friends: I'm from and live in beautiful Puerto Rico. I believe the culprit here are the two biggest political parties in here. The P.N.P. (Pro-statehood) and the P.P.D. (The pro-Commonwealth Party). They can not see eye to eye. If one puts up an idea the other one will shoot it down. [Edited by Don W]


Sounds like you have the same Red State versus Blue State situation in PR we have up here. Gridlock.


The Senate and the House of Representatives are guilty. The mayor over spends also. Most of his people have 3 or 4 assistants when 1 or 2 will be better. They have official cars and drivers, escorts and a army of body guards. These are some of the things that got Puerto Rico's government into this financial crisis. As a foot note I heard a school - Rafael Hernandez Middle School - tried to open this morning but the teachers and students were taken out of the school by the State Police.


Has Jack Abramoff been visiting to PR lately? The same problem around the world. The ruling elite do not want to share with the impoverished, nor do they want to pay taxes.

Thanks WWPR for sharing an inside story.

By the way, which do you think, Statehood or Independence, would carry if a vote were held today?


[edit on 5/1/2006 by donwhite]



posted on May, 1 2006 @ 09:55 PM
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Hello Friends:

I really don't think that if a election were to
be taken place today the Pro-Statehood party
will win today. I'm even willing to bet good money
in this.
Also I really don't think the Indipendent party would win
neither, It will most likely stay a commonwealth as it is today.
That is what in my opinion Pres. Buch ment when he said "our
neihbors to the South " Refering to Puerto Rico, note that he DID NOT
said "our fellow citisens"



posted on May, 9 2006 @ 12:46 PM
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Hello Friends:

Today 05/09/06 on or about 1345 hrs the goverment of
Puerto Rico had not reached a agrement to stop the
financial crissis. Today about 900 thouthand people are still
without a job as a direct resolt of the clossing.





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