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Distribution of answers submitted by Republicans.
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. 10 months ago from a Republican in Montgomery, AL
The government in PR needs stop spending so much and balance their budget. Do not depend on the US government to bail out anybody. 10 months ago from a Republican in Williamsburg, FL
What the government is trying to do to help Puerto Rico is no a bailout, but, yes, we should help them. 10 months ago from a Republican in Millersville, PA
Yes, and create a department to monitor spending on the island. 10 months ago from a Republican in Bella Vista, CA