Puerto Rico Debt Crisis: Commonwealth Should Work With Stakeholders to Reach Consensual Solution
At today’s hearing, Richard Carrion testified that as a professional banker, he was “extremely reluctant” to testify in favor of debt restructuring. Yet Carrion has given no weight to promising proposals put forth by the private sector, preferring instead to trumpet the agenda of his friend Governor Garcia Padilla. As demonstrated by today’s bond payment, the Puerto Rican government has the means to meet its obligations, and should work with stakeholders to reach a consensual solution.…[more]
Do you trust the government with information on the political candidates, issue organizations and causes you support, alongside such sensitive personal data as your name, address, phone number and employer?
Should surrendering such information be a condition for simply exercising your First Amendment freedoms of speech and private association?
Are you in turn comfortable with neighbors, coworkers or anyone else with an Internet connection knowing which candidates or causes you support? Should people who donate to certain charities, groups, candidates or movements be exposed…
"Congress recently forbade President Obama from bringing Guantanamo inmates to the United States, or even preparing a place in the U.S. to which the terrorist prisoners might someday be transferred. The specific action Congress took was to renew earlier bans on the president spending any appropriated funds for those purposes. Republicans and Democrats spoke in a strong and unified voice; 370 members…[more]