John Batchelor interviewed Mary O’Grady on Puerto Rico’s mismanagement in the 10 weeks after Hurricane Maria,
I posted last week, Puerto Rico Doesn’t Want Reform.
The governor refuses to implement furloughs and pension cuts mandated by the Promesa (Puerto Rico Oversight Management and Economic Stability Act) board while asking for $94 billion in aid from Washington for reconstruction costs.
Against the Congressional oversight board’s recommendation, Puerto Rico paid its government employees Christmas bonuses, to the tune of $100 million, because, “they were included in the budget approved last summer,” before Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck.
As I’ve said in the past, “forget it Jake, it’s Chinatown” .