WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Puerto Rico demands action Now! Freedom from maritime laws that stifle economic growth, by controlling trade rights.
From WhiteHouse.gov Published Nov 26, 2015
We call on the President to act decisively to help the 3.5 million American citizens living in Puerto Rico, by bypassing congress to restructure or eliminate the Jones Act law (La ley del Cabotaje.) Because the law, monopolizes and restricts our ability to import and negotiate 90% of all items that the Island consumes, augmenting the cost of all products up to 40%, therefore asphyxiating and enslaving our economy for the last 95 years. In an emergency situation, Puerto Rico will have food for only three days.
Puerto Rico faces its worst economic crisis in more than a century due to a $72 billion debt burden that is unpayable, and is causing the largest exodus in the island's history.
By acting now U.S. can avoid Puerto Rico becoming the next version of Greece.
LINK: Sign Petition Here (1688 Signatures as of Nov 30, 2015)
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