Most Americans think that the Framers provided for a pretty good form of government – but most don’t like the government overreaching in trying to control society and reaching too deeply into our pockets.
The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is a prime example of high-tax, liberal welfare state policy failures that have brought the islands to the brink of a government shutdown.
An incoherent mix of federal laws has been applied. The territory is treated as a State in some, foreign in others, and uniquely in yet others. Many taxes haven’t been extended but most big government dependency programs have, if only on a second-class level.
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