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To End Crushing Debt, Warren Introduces Relief Package to Help Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico 'Recover With Dignity'

To End Crushing Debt, Warren Introduces Relief Package to Help Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico 'Recover With Dignity'

Eoin Higgins, staff writer

A group of Democratic Senators, led by Elizabeth Warren, are again pushing to have Puerto Rico's debt forgiven in the wake of dual hurricanes that hit the island in 2017—an announcement that came as activists from the U.S. territory were on Capitol Hill to find a solution to the island's economic woes.

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Yes. Forgive the debt. Contracts for services and material were sold to Puerto Rico with debt funding. Puerto Rico didn’t need that stuff any more than the poor ripped-off Greeks and Irish.

The debt is to corrupt predatory capitalism. It is not valid debt. Write it off.

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It sounds as if that would be an honorable solution to the injustice that has held Puerto Ricans in poverty for decades but will this do-nothing government do the virtuous action?

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PR needs and deserves our help. Debt forgiveness would be a good start. Killing off the Vulture capitalists that have been screwing them up for decades would also be a good step

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Best wishes for the people of Puerto Rico. Money given in large sums need to be publicly tracked and monitored. Things don’t always get where they are supposed to go.

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of course. Not much to track in Debt forgiveness or in killing off the Vulture capitalists though

Hello, Hello, Hello… is there anybody in there? Who’s gonna give Lizzi’s Introduction to help Puerto Rico a warm welcome and fork over funds they need?

In reality, all of them need to be on the chopping block, but nobody seems to wanna muster up the courage to do it. Revolution is the only way, as the French are doing. Count us out. We have no honor or ambition to change one damned thing.

Sorry, our treasury is financing a plethora of wars, tax cuts and loopholes, dark money for secret, and not so secret projects with the armed forces, and Trump’s trips to Mar a lago.

The only thing PR needs is solar for every home.

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And rainwater tanks plus compost toilets and emergency shelter.

http://www.ferrocement.com it’s an example how to do where the project is 90% labor. Incluye una sección en español.

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Was the row of chemical companies on the ocean blown away? PR would be cleaner without them.