synthesis - Synthesis People of Puerto Rico are unable to...

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Synthesis People of Puerto Rico are unable to vote, however they are considered to be under the government of United States. They are only able to vote for their governor. They abide by the laws set by the government of United States but they have no say in any of it. I believe that any country should have its own government and should be able to vote and have a say in the structure of it. The article “Update 5: Government Shutdown in Puerto Rico to End” by Manuel Ernesto Rivera shows some issues in Puerto Rico because of its government’s structure. Because Puerto Rico does not make and pass their own laws they have to turn to a lawmaking commission and have everything approved through another government. In May 2006 Puerto Rico government experienced a shutdown of about 43 agencies and 1600 public school because of a budget deficit. Puerto Rico being a commonwealth country is found to be taking out loans to end this shutdown with no exact solution as to how to repay the loans. It would make sense that because Puerto Rico is considered to be under the United States government they would be able to charge sales tax to help with the budget. However, the sales tax was not permitted and lawmakers in charge did not approve it. This article outlines government issues that could be avoided and resolved
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