Last night, during the GOP Presidential Debate on CNN, Sen. Marco Rubio was asked about bankruptcy protection for Puerto Rico. Without batting an eye, Rubio declared that Puerto Rico “must get its act together,” lectured about “fiscal responsibility” and “economic growth,” then opposed Chapter 9 bankruptcy relief for the island.
What Rubio failed to mention, was that he has received campaign donations from the same hedge funds that own Puerto Rico’s debt, and are opposing any Chapter 9 relief for Puerto Rico. Here is a video of Rubio’s speech.
Rubio also failed to mention the one U.S. law which has strangled the Puerto Rican economy for nearly a century: Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, aka the Jones Act.
Every year, this law alone costs the people of Puerto Rico over $6 billion. Over the past 96 years, the Jones Act has cost Puerto Rico more than $570 billion…nearly eight times the island’s current debt of $72 billion.
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Even the New York Times has opposed the Jones Act.
But Marco Rubio did not discuss the Jones Act on CNN last night…because 50,000 maritime jobs would move from Jacksonville, FL to Puerto Rico, if the Jones Act were eliminated.
Rubio also failed to mention the names of the people, and the hedge funds, that are donating to his campaign and screwing Puerto Rico. Here are some of them:
More detail about these hedge funds, and their activities in Puerto Rico, are available here:
The GOP are touting Marco Rubio, a Latino candidate for president of the U.S., as “proof of the American dream.” But Rubio’s attitude toward millions of Puerto Ricans is actually a nightmare.
This nightmare is so great, that one million Puerto Ricans have moved to Florida. Orlando alone, is home to over 700,000 Puerto Ricans. In 2016 and beyond, that is a lot of voters…and they will not forget Rubio’s political calculus, as shown on national TV.
Hedge fund donations matter more to Marco Rubio, than the safety and well-being of millions of Puerto Ricans.
For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…
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Marco como bob menedez son zionistas comprado por dinero judio
Marco the ex Cuban gusano
“Iracunda” posicion de este muchachito “Rookie” Ahh!!! Con que clase cara de “Lechuga” este “Marioneta de Payaso Enga~oso” se cree que va a enbaucarnos? Politico/Politiquero del “Monton” al fin; “Cacareando la Moral en Calzoncillos” , como si nadie supiera que Los que menos pueden amonestarnos/cacarearnos sobre “Mala Fiscalizacion de las Arcas Comunales del Gobierno de Puerto Rico” son sin Duda alguna “Americanos alguno(s) Los cuales sin duda alguna
han defraudado y “Desfalcado” las Arcas Comunales de el Pueblo Americano(Pasado, Presente y Futuro) ***Facts: La cantidad de $ de deuda Gubernamental actual per-capita de Estados Unidos(19-Trillions +’s) es aproximadamente 4 veces mayor en compracion con la de Puerto Rico. So, Mr. Rubio: Better go to “Cacarear to other Ways”. ***Sorry, but this is what happens to any politician that sells his soul to private interests! Without any exceptions… Cuando estos Politiqueros de “Mi€£da” aprenderan el que ya no es tan facil el jugar con el Pueblo??? Parent de ser “Tirapiedras” y conviertanse de una vez y por todas en hombres y mujeres de bien, con vocacion, integridad, decencia, moral y orgullo Propio??? GBYAT~
Puertoricans in the united states should not help, donate or vote for MARCO RUBIO.
No puertoricans living in the United States Should not vote or help with donation for the worst candidate MARCO RUBIO.
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this: ‘Rubio’s attitude toward millions of Puerto Ricans is actually a nightmare.’
and hopefully this: PR ‘will not forget Rubio’s political calculus, as shown on national TV.’
Mark Rubio, what a traitor!
We Puerto Ricans in the USA SHOULD NOT VOTE for this man. We must vote defending the interests of our people in the island that can not vote. They need our voice and vote.
I hate when latinos come to USA and become more americanised than Uncle Sam and Apple pie. They forget about their roots and turn on other latinos.
We Puerto Rican have always stood up for our latino brothers. Many of us have spoken against Donald Trump’s racist remarks!!
PUERTO RICAN IN FLORIDA DO NOT VOTE FOR THIS MAN!
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This is a good article which should be read by all voters in the USA. Can you send it without the marketing/publicity of the book: War Against All Puertricans?
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Rubio said that Luis Fortuño did a great job as governor of Puerto Rico. If this guy becomes president, not only will Puerto Rico sink, but also the working class in the U.S.A. The Wall Street hedge fund billionaires are going to have the biggest banquet ever. Rubio is just another bought politician, aka organized crime.
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Did you think that he is different from from the others. He is another one trying live of the tax payers dime.
On Friday, February 26, 2016, WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS wrote: > Remy posted: ” Last night, during the GOP Presidential Debate on CNN, Sen. Marco Rubio was asked about bankruptcy protection for Puerto Rico. Without batting an eye, Rubio declared that Puerto Rico “must get its act together,” lectured about “fiscal responsibi” >
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Well, I must say, that regardless of all the things written above, Rubio is right. The government of Puerto Rico has done NOTHING to cut the budget and show fiscal restraint.
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RUBIO failed to offer the complete truth …. ” Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, aka the Jones Act. Every year, this law alone costs the people of Puerto Rico over $6 billion. Over the past 96 years, the Jones Act has cost Puerto Rico over $570 billion…nearly eight times the island’s current debt of $72 billion.”