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Monday, November 21, 2005
WHAT SHE WON'T DO FOR VOTES
Gee, is there anything Her Royal C wouldn't do for a vote? Looks like she's hoping that what worked before will work again, this time in Puerto Rico.
HILL'S $50M 'P.R.' MOVE: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has sponsored a tax refund for Puerto Rico residents that could pay out more than $50 million over the next 10 years. She's the sole sponsor of a bill letting some Puerto Rico residents — who pay no federal income tax — get child-credit refunds on their Social Security and Medicare taxes. Clinton's camp declined yesterday to say why the former first lady wrote the legislation, but politicos say the move is obvious: Puerto Rican support is crucial to her re-election — and a potential White House run in 2008. Puerto Ricans are born American citizens, ready-made voters when they move to the United States. Curiously, Clinton has stayed mum on the bill. When she filed it recently, her staff did not put out a press release.