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Rep. Bruce Westerman's Questions on Puerto Rico Debt Crisis

April 13, 2016

"If you look at the debt per capita in Puerto Rico, it’s $115 billion over roughly 3.5 million people. That’s just under $33,000 per person. If you look at the debt here in the United States - $19.2 trillion over $323 million people – that’s over $59,000 per person. We have a debt per capita 81% higher than the territory of Puerto Rico. This may be the classic example of worrying more about the plank in our own eye than the speck in our neighbor’s eye."