The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Joe For America
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Nevares just paid out over $100 million in Christmas bonuses to the island’s government employees.
This after begging American taxpayers to shell out $94 billion to pay for the territory’s recovery from Hurricane Maria.
Not to mention that President Donald Trump signed a federal government spending bill earlier this year that included $295 million in Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico’s struggling health care system.
The governor argues that the bonuses were part of the budget approved last summer and that they are a longstanding tradition allowed under the law.
I don’t think there is a law that states that the United States has to pay those bonuses!
Governor Rossello is a Democrat who took office in January. #justSayin
Rossello requested the $94 billion federal aid package in November, estimating that $31 billion of the funds would go toward rebuilding homes and $18 billion would gopost was originally published on this site