The mighty, imperialistic U.S. of A. is at it AGAIN!!
‘After one hundred years of citizenship, Puerto Ricans enjoy the media images of the American dream and the underside of the US Constitution. They are free to be poor, under-educated and unemployed; free to be invisible and unheard; free to lose their homes to Wall Street; free to flee the island in utter desperation, as hundreds of thousands have done in recent years.
Puerto Ricans are being blown by one hurricane after another. The latest one is a 20 percent tax on their products, six weeks after a hurricane, thanks to the US Congress.’
… all this and more, just 54 days after Hurricane María devastated their ‘territory/possession’!!
Six weeks after a devastating hurricane, the US Congress is preparing another hurricane for Puerto Rico. Just four days ago, on November 9, the House Ways & Means Committee approved a bill that will add a 20% tax to EVERY product that enters the US from Puerto Rico.
This bill is part of the 2017 congressional “tax reform” package.
You can read the entire bill here. The relevant section is Sec. 4303, which starts on page 397.
You can also read a summary of the bill here. Sec. 4303 is discussed on pages 6 and 7.
A delegation of Puerto Rico legislators immediately flew up to Washington, DC, to show congress how this “Puerto Rico tax reform” will further devastate the island.
Until today, the…
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