It must be crystal clear in his mind (president's personal representative) that the Clinton Administration agenda for a federal takeover can't be shoved down the NMI's throat for lack of legal authority.
A lawmaker has recently introduced a bill that will compel the Northern Mariana Islands Retirement Fund to provide personal loans to members who may need extra cash in light of the worsening economic crisis.
Investors look for a politically stable venues to establish their businesses in hopes that over the long haul they will be able to recoup their expenses, make appreciable return and share its wealth or profits with the host government.
The NMI has indeed become the Whipping Boy of the US textile industry. It isn't that we have displaced their employees, but we have cut our share of profits in the global market it begins to find difficult to deal with.