So many idiots with uninformed opinions! Puerto Rico is a part of the USA, but as a territory instead of a state, it doesn't get the benefits available to states. This is NOT a bailout. We are not paying their debt! We (a board selected by both dems and repubs) are providing them the resources to help settle their debt in a way agreeable to all involved. We are giving them a roadmap to stay out of debt. We are looking at their financials and lowering the minimum wage so business can compete in the region. It's actually a smart plan!