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RE: Why do medical companies want to do business in Puerto Rico?
PR is not a foreign country. it's a "possession" of the US, and its people are US citizens who come to the US without visas; they can live in either place. they are not much different from alaska and hawaii in that sense. they could be taxed federally, but then they'd expect proportional votes in congress, and that won't be allowed for reasons that you can figure out. their choice is to stay on the island and work for cheap for US corporations --one big maquiladora--, or come to the mainland (check out orlando, florida). the "subsidies" given to the PRs are really a subsidy --your tax dollars-- of the mainland corporations: the same ones who say they don't like the govt getting in their way.
Posted by LatAm
24th Nov 2010