Are the US taxpayers obligated to bail out Puerto Rico

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Is it fair that they get taxpayer-funded hurricane assistance?

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  2. No

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  1. JGalt
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    Although it is the Christian and charitable thing to do, remember: Puerto Rico is not a state, therefore they pay no personal federal income tax.

    What say ye?
     
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    The dirty little secret is that U.S. taxpayers bail out Puerto Rico every freaking day. About 21 billion is allocated by the U.S. to Puerto Rico every year and disappears through lack of supervision by federal agencies. Drain the freaking swamp.
     
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    No, but I would bail them out before I would bail out California, which action is approaching.
     
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    Wow. Y'all didn't say shit when red state Texas and Florida have their hand out for welfare .
     
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    Whether you like it or not, the PEOPLE of Puerto Rico are American citizens, who serve in the U.S. military. There is also a military base there and many of the people effected are not from Puerto Rico, but live there.
     
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    Read OP.
     
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    Same with Texass, Florida. And Illinois has almost the exact same financial situation.

    In answer to the OP - it depends.

    If you're a RWNJ christian, only white people should be saved. If you're a normal person, you could not consider letting more than 3 million people die - of any color, creed, religion yadda yadda.
     
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    It is a US Territory and thus they are citizens of the United States.

    So, Yes.
     
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    Far more important is they are human beings.

    No one is helping Cuba and there's no excuse for that.

    Interestingly, the US Virgin Islands have gotten much more than PR has. BUT, they are several very small islands, with a total population of about 100K. Fewer of them and easier to get to but they got help much faster. Why?

    BTW, pino trump has property on the island of Vieques. We still haven't heard from our friend there. We got an email from his wife, who was already in NY. She cannot get home and has no way of finding out if her husband is dead or alive.
     
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