People born in those places have the advantages of American citizenship (except voting if that be an advantage) but don't pay American income taxes. American companies in Puerto Rico don't pay income taxes on profits gained there, are not subject to enviro and other federal legislation. One would think that under those circumstances they would have a thriving economy and the workers would be doing just fine. They have the economic conditions that Conservatives need to prosper in his world. Can anyone explain why they do not prosper under the conditions that Conservatives demand for themselves?