STATEMENT FROM COUNCILWOMAN MARÍA QUIÑONES SÁNCHEZ ON THE IMPACT OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S BUDGET ON PUERTO RICANS ON THE ISLAND, MAINLAND

In Council News, Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez, News by PHL Council

Councilwoman María Quiñones Sánchez (7th District) issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s 2018 Federal Budget Blueprint:

“The austerity measures imposed by the oversight board and the Governor are unrealistic, as years of cuts have gutted essential health care and education services and created a mass exodus of over 10,000 Puerto Ricans leaving the island every month. This crisis was created and worsened by years of bad U.S. tax policy, and if we do not help Puerto Rico recover now, thousands more will end up in our cities requiring even more assistance at a time of serious uncertainty in our federal government. We need more than a band aid. Enforcing extreme austerity may look like leadership, but only real strategic investment will create a pathway to economic growth for Puerto Rico.”

More on local reaction from NBC10:
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/ProposedBudgetImpactBoricuas-417226533.html

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