Is Puerto Rico a Welfare Queen?
On the issue of Cuban history I'd gladly take on Larry Kudlow and Arthur Laffer with "half my brain tied behind my back" (thanks Rush).
On the issue of economics, however, these expert economists would make picadillo out of me.
So on the issue of Puerto Rico's cost to the U.S. taxpayer I'll gladly defer to them:
"American taxpayers are subsidizing Puerto Ricans (who don't pay income taxes) to the tune of $22 billion a year"
"Every working American family contributes $400 a year to the upkeep of Puerto Rico as a U.S. Commonwealth."
But don't take it from this hopeless intransigent! Instead, read the blood-boiling details yourselves, in these expert economists' fact-filled book Pay to the Order of Puerto Rico
And for some reason, in election after election, Puerto Ricans have consistently rejected statehood.
BTW, I live in New Orleans and our family lost our home of 20 years and half our earthly possessions to Hurricane Katrina. We also evacuated in time and had paid our insurance premiums. So when conservative pundits and websites habitually bash New Orleanians collectively for "'sittin on their ass! Waitin for the Feds to bail 'em out! etc. etc. etc."--I don't take it personally. I don't regard myself as part of the group they're deriding.
Haci que no JODAN!