Puerto Rico: Corruption to the frijoles [Sharyl Attkisson]

Forget the hurricane… Puerto Rico was already collapsing under the weight of its’ own Big Government corruption…and seemingly eager to join Venezuela as yet another casualty of socialism.   The size of government on this tiny little island is mind-boggling….and the parasite is feeding on itself.

Sharyl Attkisson of Full Measure does an exceptional job yet again. Click to watch.

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  • Elizabeth Carter

    This is excellent. Great reporting. Puerto Rico is an excellent example of what happens when you don’t drain the swamp.
    I went on a cruise in 1976. One of the stops was San Juan. I was horrified by the huge, empty, new skyscrapers with lots of broken windows and filth all around. It was a disaster then, and apparently has never improved.
    Sharyl made a point that I had never heard before. She said Puerto Rico is the size of LA County. I lived in LA County for many years.
    President Trump is right. PR debt needs to be cancelled.
    Their Governor is right. Their government agencies and employees need to be cut to about 1/4 or less.
    In all of the hurricane reporting that has been going on, I had not heard these things before.

    • RevGregory

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/deea300b0ab5b8b5339b203bfedaa4b186b1d8aa2a317ae8cb22817d68c43071.jpg The debt cancelled ? Sure so their democrat controlled country’s politicians can live large off USA funds. NO WAY ! The corruption is disgusting and the government needs to be taken control of by the USA in it’s entirety.
      We send in a few thousand troops, take the Union OUT and get the people working for their welfare. No free hand outs the Puerto Rican’s have allowed their financial collapse to happen by voting in corrupt liberal democrats. I smell Hillary and Bill Clinton here.
      No way they can Puerto Rico https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fae9dd7cc89b1a81b6b5b849e8959d763cf83f1f88e82bac8cceeee022c41437.jpg become a State. We don’t need another Liberal Welfare State. Need a Boat ?

      • Elizabeth Carter

        I was not thinking about making PR a state. I am learning more about them since the hurricanes. What I have read is that their “debt” was simply money “given” to the Communists in charge and bought by debt collector’s at 30 cents on the dollar. Most likely they don’t need to be paid off since they never actually loaned the money. They are just gambling on the USA bailing them out and they lose their bet.
        I doubt that the citizens actually get to vote the Commies into office. Most likely their elections are totally rigged.
        My thought has been to give them their independence. Do they provide any benefit to us? Why do we need them or want them anymore than we would want Cuba? I have not found an answer to that question.
        I think you are right about the Clintons because PR is all about drugs it seems.
        I have been reading that they have several big drug manufacturers there which are probably part of our opium epidemic problem.
        I have read things about the drug manufacturers and I just found this: https://www.pharmaceuticalonline.com/doc/puerto-ricos-pharmaceutical-industry-40-years-0003
        There is a lot more going on here than I ever knew. When I saw San Juan in 1976 I just figured they were a corrupt country and best left to their own devices. I figured someone was making money by giving them our taxpayer money and there was nothing we could do about it.
        I would be interested to know your thoughts.

  • abtrol

    I worked in PR for 9 months, traveling daily from San Juan along Hwy 52 on the way to Cidra. The highway was jam packed Northbound in the morning. On Government holidays, you could run a skateboard north without any worry of being hit. It told me that the Government was the prime employer. Ever since PR rescinded their tax haven for the pharmaceutical industry, the island has gone to hell. Stupid liberals.

  • Broz

    Those f**kers have a second more robust economy based on the black market…mostly in gov’t subsidies (e.g. EBTs, etc…) THAT underground economy needs to step up and put it’s economic might behind the recovery!!! No more US aid until they clean up their own houses…no more bailouts until that happens…it’s bullsh*t to keep throwing money down that hole when they refuse to reform, then whine for more moolah when the rescue money goes into the corrupt system

  • And don’t forget the Bonds that the US Gov issued to help save PR – they were all tax free locked in payouts – that later failed, but only after Congressmen and their buddies (like Mitt Romney) sold them off.