Cruz calls upon Bordallo for more involvement
Posted: Feb 09, 2010 2:58 PM
Updated: Feb 09, 2010 5:50 PM
by Nick Delgado
Guam - Vice-Speaker B.J. Cruz says he would like to see Guam Delegate Madeleine Bordallo do more when it comes to insisting Department of Defense contractors pay their fair share of taxes when performing work on Guam for the buildup. The senator says a response he received from Bordallo assuring him that provisions are already in place in the National Defense Authorization Act aren't good enough.
Cruz said the provisions only require DOD to report the steps it is taking to ensure contractors are complying with local tax and licensing requirements.
He said, "I want everybody's salaries in the $15 billion paid out of here and funneled through our banks. I don't want it through banks in the States; I want everything sitting in Guam."
Cruz says it does not require the DOD to cooperate with local officials nor to actually pay taxes locally.