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One-Third Population Of Puerto Rico Gets Food Stamps From U.S.
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Quote:– The federal government spent more than $2 billion to provide food stamps to Puerto Rico in 2012, up to 25 percent of which is untraceable because it is distributed in cash and there is “no way to verify that funds are spent on food,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The funds are used to supply more than one-third of the population of Puerto Rico with food stamps.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) for Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States, received $2 billion in Nutrition Assistance Block Grants in fiscal year 2012.

Part of that total includes funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), popularly known as the “economic stimulus,” which passed in 2009 — $165 million in economic stimulus funds went to food stamps in Puerto Rico in FY 2012.

The $165 million in stimulus funding is on top of $494.3 million in food stamp grants to Puerto Rico from the ARRA in FY 2009 and 2010. Stimulus spending will continue towards the program this year, with an estimated $101.3 million in FY 2013.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/13-popul...llion-2012
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
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They are part of the us. If we don't want to give them benefits we should cut them free, otherwise get rid of the benefit altogether or deal with it.
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ExcelToExcel;101170 Wrote:They are part of the us. If we don't want to give them benefits we should cut them free, otherwise get rid of the benefit altogether or deal with it.

Fuck that. (well except for the part about cutting them free and/or getting rid of the benefits altogether)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxation_in_Puerto_Rico

Quote:Though the Commonwealth government has its own tax laws, Puerto Ricans are also required to pay most U.S. federal taxes,[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] with the major exception being that some residents do not have to pay the federal personal income tax.

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Only certain Puerto Ricans are required to file federal income tax forms.
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"Nobody knows in America
----Puerto Rico's in America!"

---West Side Story
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Drive down to around Allegheny in Philly west of C street. It's a slum with Puerto Rican flags on every other row home, not an American flag to be seen anywhere in sight. No English on most of the signs. I must say their mainland brethren aren't doing much better from the looks of it. I would say probably an equal percentage are on food stamps here. Don't want to be a state and contribute to the clusterfuck of our government bureaucracy? No benefits for you. I wonder how Obamacare plays out in Puerto Rico?
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You neglected to mention the rampant unemployment in PR, or the fact that most Puerto Ricans live well below the poverty line. They're not driving Beamers and wearing Cubal Links while buying steaks, lobsters, and junk food with their Access cards. Not saying it doesn't happen, but it doesn't happen as often as it does here.

*waiting for this thread to turn into a "Puerto Rico isn't part of America" thread
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jahwarrior72;101592 Wrote:You neglected to mention the rampant unemployment in PR, or the fact that most Puerto Ricans live well below the poverty line. They're not driving Beamers and wearing Cubal Links while buying steaks, lobsters, and junk food with their Access cards. Not saying it doesn't happen, but it doesn't happen as often as it does here.

*waiting for this thread to turn into a "Puerto Rico isn't part of America" thread

Puerto Rico is just as much a part of America as Guam, American Somoa, the Mariana Islands, and the US Virgin Islands.

Not as much a part of America as Alaska or Hawaii, but, IMHO, we should make those areas states and not just territories.

They're like foster kids that live under our roof--we need to adopt them and give them the same rights and privileges and sovereignty we give to the rest of the family (states).

Oh yeah, same goes for DC as well.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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jahwarrior72;101592 Wrote:You neglected to mention the rampant unemployment in PR, or the fact that most Puerto Ricans live well below the poverty line. They're not driving Beamers and wearing Cubal Links while buying steaks, lobsters, and junk food with their Access cards. Not saying it doesn't happen, but it doesn't happen as often as it does here.

What's your point? I don't support welfare whether it's abused or not.
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