1/3 Population of Puerto Rico Gets Food Stamps from U.S. Gov’t -- $2 Billion in 2012


Alex R. Knight III's picture

It was at least this bad way back in 1990, when I lived there.  The USG has long since "paid off" the population there in exchange for maintaining it as a colony for political purposes.  And the people go along, grudgingly, for the "free ride."  A tenuous arrangement since 1898, made slightly less tenuous in 1954.