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Puerto Rico is in trouble. With a faltering economy, $72 billion of municipal debt, and a brain drain of young people packing for the mainland, Puerto Ricans are seriously worried about the future of the U.S. territory.
Although Puerto Rico's 3.5 million residents are Americans, they are not represented by voting members of Congress, helping to often make them afterthoughts in congressional debates. But the island's problems are neither small nor remote.
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With nearly 10 per cent of the island's inhabitants foregoing the tropical paradise over the last decade, it begs the question of what policy measures can be implemented to reverse this trend and put Puerto Rico on a path toward a brighter future.
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Puerto Rico must be freed from vulture hedge funds and opportunistic investors by making it eligible under Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. This would facilitate a settlement with these creditors.
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Stunning, shimmering sunsets across the water, the peaceful lullaby of waves crashing and the wind blowing, the feeling of truly being removed for your everyday life. Islands are pretty much the best. While it's wonderful to get that coveted passport stamp, there are plenty of islands to escape to that don't require a passport.
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The virtual Chapter 9 strategy would generate enough leverage over creditors for Puerto Rico to deal with its debt crisis. The risk is that it would generate too much. Without an actual Chapter 9 to limit the Puerto Rican government, that government could design a procedure even more to its benefit.
Policymakers should remember that while workers in Puerto Rico do not pay federal income taxes, they pay Social Security taxes, and a key rationale for the EITC is to help offset both taxes for low-income working families.