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Title: Biden Administration Affirms Support for Protectionist Jones Act, Throwing Hawaiians, Puerto Ricans to the Sharks
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URL Source: https://reason.com/2021/01/27/biden ... s-puerto-ricans-to-the-sharks/
Published: Jan 29, 2021
Author: staff
Post Date: 2021-01-29 14:15:07 by Horse
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Views: 73
Comments: 7

President Joe Biden may have said on the campaign trail that Puerto Rico should become a state, but that doesn't mean he supports laws that make it a viable, economically competitive state if doing so means angering maritime unions.

In an executive order signed Monday and in subsequent comments, Biden made it abundantly clear that he supports the Jones Act, a 1920 federal law that requires that cargo ships traveling between American ports be made in America and owned and crewed by American citizens:

The executive action I am taking also reiterates my strong support for the Jones Act and American vessels, you know, and our ports, especially those important for America's clean energy future and the development of offshore renewable energy.

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#1. To: Horse (#0)

Ever notice that laws are passed 100 years ago are always pushed to the side where a lot of money can be made.

Darkwing  posted on  2021-01-30   9:11:26 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


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#4. To: Darkwing (#1)

And at other times old forgotten laws are suddenly invoked. They dug up one called to put Zündel on trial for 'spreading false news'.

This was many years before the fake media started fakely calling the real media, our kind, 'fake news'.

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-01-30 12:56:55 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


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