Puerto Rico

A Few Conservatives Stand Against Pork Laden Disaster Relief Bill

Yesterday, 69 members of the House of Representatives, including our friends Representatives Louie Gohmert, Jeb Hensarling, Justin Amash, Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows voted against a disaster relief bill that goes far beyond disaster relief to throw good money after bad in federal subsidies and what amount to welfare payments.

President Trump isn't responsible for Puerto Rico’s decades of corruption and collapse

Liz Peek, Fox News

If any good is to come out of the devastation of Hurricane Maria, perhaps it will be that Americans learn that political corruption fed by high taxes and a bloated bureaucracy is a toxic combination. This is not Venezuela. This is a U.S. territory, and a struggling neighbor, which needs our help and a serious economic reboot.

Puerto Rico Enters the 'Great American Victim Derby'

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

I'm not saying we shouldn't help Puerto Rico. We must and should. The situation is dreadful. But this is a learning opportunity for the islanders. They should take it. Blaming Donald Trump is the most reactionary and self-destructive thing they can do. It's victimhood redux. Leave that to the rapacious ideologues at CNN, the New York Times, etc. They'd blame the eruption of the Indonesian volcanoes on Trump, if that were possible -- and even it it weren't.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Say “No” to Paul Ryan’s Puerto Rico Bailout

The Puerto Rico bailout had been expected to pass the House last week but was delayed when conservatives objected that it would allow Puerto Rico to refuse to pay almost half of its debt.  Conservatives also oppose any taxpayer bailout, which Speaker Paul Ryan and the GOP leadership have mentioned as another possibility.

Latest OCare Flub: US Territories Left Uninsured

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

The geniuses who foisted Obamacare on the public have another embarrassing failure on their hands. OCare was so sloppily drafted that US Territories may be unable to have health insurance.