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Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps About Puerto Rico's Economic Crisis

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'Hamilton' creator-star Lin Manuel-Miranda rapped about Puerto Rico's debt crisis on 'Last Week Tonight.' First, host John Oliver spent 19 minutes outlining the intricate – and mostly infuriating – tax and legislative quirks that allowed Puerto Rico to reach $70 billion public debt. This is an island, 100 miles across. "The hard part is in convincing Congress Puerto Rico matters so their heart is in the fight for relief. Not a bailout, just relief, a belief that you can pass legislation to ease our grief. Paul Ryan, I'll come sing Hamilton at your house.

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