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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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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... 6 months ago from a Democrat in Tallahassee, FL
It should become 51st state. 6 months ago from a Democrat in Cypress, CA
Humanitarian services must be provided. 6 months ago from a Democrat in Fredonia, NY
Yes, but make it a state. 6 months ago from a Democrat in Waco, TX
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. 6 months ago from a Democrat in Washington, DC