Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Forget about statehood for PR if this becomes a reality

Si se aprueba este código, impulsado y cabildeado por las CFC's, jamas seremos un estado de la unión. Les vengo diciendo hace años, que para eso es que ellos les dan dinero a todos los políticos y es en el único asunto que todos los políticos se unen a coro, fuera de lineas partidistas. Hablo por experiencia propia y por haberme educado sobre este tema tanto en PR como en el Gobierno Federal. Inclusive recibí hace tiempo, información directamente de DC advirtiéndome lo que se proponían hacer. Los mejores incentivos que puede recibir Puerto Rico es en un "admision act" y su entrada formal al sistema Federal de los Estados Unidos.
Ahora entienden de donde salen los millones de $$ para las campañas políticas en PR?
MJ

A new Puerto Rico federal tax incentive?

By : JOHN MARINO
Edition: September 8, 2011 | Volume: 39 | No: 35

A unified private-sector and political coalition  readies to present the case for one in Washington, D.C.

















For some players, the push for a new federal tax incentive for multinational firms operating in Puerto Rico is simply the best bet to boost the local economy, given the current political situation in Washington, D.C., while for other actors, it is a key requirement for a return to sustained economic growth.

However, they all agree that a new plan now under discussion would inject billions of dollars into Puerto Rico's financial system, improving lending and credit conditions here, while providing a strong incentive to stimulate investment and create jobs in several economic sectors, including manufacturing, professional services and supply industries, with a domino effect moving through the economy.

That is why leaders of both major local political parties and a wide array of private-sector officials are embracing the drive and have pledged to speak with one voice on the issue to the U.S. Congress, a move as a coalition that all agree will greatly increase the chances of success.