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Distribution of answers submitted by American voters.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since May 6, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Learn more about Puerto Rico Bailout
On May 2nd 2016, the government of Puerto Rico failed to make $422 Million debt payment to the U.S. government. In response, the U.S. House of Representatives is considering providing funding for a bailout or to allow a default and impose strict austerity measures. President Obama and House Democrats argue that the U.S. should bailout Puerto Rico and a failure to do so will cause an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. House Republicans oppose a bailout and have proposed creating a federal oversight board which would have the power to manage Puerto Rico’s budget and make cuts to public spending. Puerto Rico’s second payment to the U.S. of $1 Billion is due on July 1st 2016. See recent Puerto Rico bailout news
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The US government should end the Jones act, allowing PR to freely trade with other countries, without penalties. 5 months ago from a Republican in Montgomery, AL
No, Puerto Rico needs to drastically reduce their irresponsible spending but after that make them the 51st state so we can help prevent this from happening again. 4 months ago from a Libertarian in Kettering, OH
Yes, but temporarily include a federal oversight board to monitor and suggest solutions for balancing their budget. 5 months ago from a Green in Flowood, MS
The government in PR needs stop spending so much and balance their budget. Do not depend on the US government to bail out anybody. 5 months ago from a Republican in Williamsburg, FL
Yes, but with a strict plan in place for recovery. 5 months ago from a Libertarian in Oconto, WI
My thoughts on this question are rather vague. Bailing out another country to ensure that a "humanitarian crisis" will not occur is favorable to me but managing Puerto Rico's budget and make cuts to their public spending does not stand out... 5 months ago from a Democrat in Tallahassee, FL
What the government is trying to do to help Puerto Rico is no a bailout, but, yes, we should help them. 5 months ago from a Republican in Millersville, PA
It should become 51st state. 5 months ago from a Democrat in Cypress, CA
Humanitarian services must be provided. 5 months ago from a Democrat in Fredonia, NY
Yes, but make it a state. 5 months ago from a Democrat in Waco, TX
Yes, and create a department to monitor spending on the island. 5 months ago from a Republican in Bella Vista, CA
Depends if we want Puerto Rico to Join the US or not. Bail Puerto Rico if we want them to join the union, but do not bail them out if we do not want them to join. 5 months ago from a Democrat in Washington, DC