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Sanders Statement on Puerto Rico


Sanders Statement on Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today on the financial crisis in Puerto Rico:

“I strongly believe Puerto Rico should be afforded the same bankruptcy protections that exist for municipalities across the United States. We need to do everything we can to allow Puerto Rico to restructure its debt in a rational way that does not harm its people, ordinary investors or pension funds in the United States. Chapter 9 protections would be a good first step.



Thank you, Bernie, for your compassion and reason.


Sanders’ statement is hardly revolutionary coming at the heels of similar statements by Clinton and O’Malley. Even Jeb has taken a seat on the “economic rights for Puerto Rico” bandwagon. Most of the Republican candidates remain cowardly silent as the Koch brothers oppose extension of “bankruptcy” type of relief for the islands.

The real significance of this statement is that the Sanders campaign made it. A serious candidate that should be taken seriously. You’re right again Bernie!