Saturday, March 23, 2013

PUERTO RICO vs THE JONES ACT


PIERLUISI WANTS TO ELIMINATE PUERTO RICO FROM THE JONES ACT
Puerto Rico's one and only Non Voting Representative in the US Congress wants to exclude Puerto Rico from the Jones Act without a mandate from the people of Puerto Rico to do so.  This is outrageous and shows another immense flaw in our territorial status and our lack of democracy. Things would be different for the US Citizens in Puerto Rico and the other 50 states if we had full representation in the US Congress. Pierluisi has become too powerful and arrogant. He does not listen to the people. He cannot represent 4 million US Citizens!

(OTRA DE LAS METAS ANTIESTADISTAS EMPUJADAS  Y RESPALDADAS POR PIERLUISI). 
THE GAO REPORT DOES NOT RECOMMEND IT. mj
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE

GAO REPORT
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE  ISLAND’S MARITIME  TRADE AND POTENTIAL  EFFECTS OF MODIFYING  THE JONES ACT
MARCH 2013
"Why GAO Did This Study:
Puerto Rico is subject to Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, known as the “Jones Act” (Act), which requires that maritime transport of cargo between points in the United States be carried by vessels that are (1) owned by U.S. citizens and registered in the United States, (2) built in the United States, and (3) operated with predominantly U.S.-citizen crews. The general purposes of the Jones Act include providing the nation with a strong merchant marine that can provide transportation for the nation’s maritime commerce, serve in time of war or national emergency, and support an adequate shipyard industrial base."


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