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Did anyone notice that Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st State?

 
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Did anyone notice that Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st State?
Might be the most important vote of the year. Good luck getting the Racispublican House to approve it though.
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Re: Did anyone notice that Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st State?
Ever been? It's a shit hole
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thats all we need
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Re: Did anyone notice that Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st State?
Shit hole?? if you've ever been there you probably visited the San Juan metro area which like any big city has it's problem areas. I've been there numerous times and always to other places in the island away from the metro area and find it friendly and proud people.

As far as 51st state, it won't happen because the governor that supported statehood lost his bid for reelection. Furthermore, the majority vote was just over 50% which means nearly half are not wanting statehood.
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Re: Did anyone notice that Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st State?
Hope they don't become a state. I wish they weren't even part of the commonwealth.
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Re: Did anyone notice that Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st State?
Might be the most important vote of the year. Good luck getting the Racispublican House to approve it though.
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They wanna be the 51st cadaver? Dolts
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Re: Did anyone notice that Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st State?
Hope they don't become a state. I wish they weren't even part of the commonwealth.
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Re: Did anyone notice that Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st State?
Hm, so not wanting to accept Puerto Rico into the union is a "racist" thing, OP? I see.

Their unemployment is nearly 14% and that's over half a million more people on the government dole that you and I would have to pay for.

The costs of setting up government infrastructure would no doubt be astronomical.

I can think of a lot of reasons why a Puerto Rican might want statehood. But I can't think of a single benefit to the United States.

What would we get back from Puerto Rico by giving them statehood? What would they contribute to our nation, and would it come anywhere near to balancing out what it will cost?

It sounds like you're in favor of statehood for Puerto Rico. Why? I'm very curious to know the reasons behind your opinion and how you think this would benefit the United States.
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Re: Did anyone notice that Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st State?
Well for one thing why not? Puerto Rico has been part of the United States for over 100 yrs. We fight in wars for the USA, WW1, WW2, Korean, Vietnam, Iraq, Afganistan wars, etc. We have been in all and Puerto rivans have died in combat for the US. Also Puerto Rico does have resources a major contributor in nickel and other metals. So I could see why they want to be 51st state. I see a lot of single minded, racist people in GLP. You guys just need to worry about yourselves.
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Re: Did anyone notice that Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st State?
Well for one thing why not? Puerto Rico has been part of the United States for over 100 yrs. We fight in wars for the USA, WW1, WW2, Korean, Vietnam, Iraq, Afganistan wars, etc. We have been in all and Puerto rivans have died in combat for the US. Also Puerto Rico does have resources a major contributor in nickel and other metals. So I could see why they want to be 51st state. I see a lot of single minded, racist people in GLP. You guys just need to worry about yourselves.
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You're right. We should worry about yourselves. Which is why we shouldn't accept Puerto Rico as a state.
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Puerto Rico wants to be an independent nation. well, at least that's what I get from them having an Olympic team separate from the US, as well as a team in the world baseball classic.

we need to let them be independent.

we need to cut ties.
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Puerto Rico wants to be an independent nation. well, at least that's what I get from them having an Olympic team separate from the US, as well as a team in the world baseball classic.

we need to let them be independent.

we need to cut ties.
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They want remain a US territory. USA money without having the pay the "state" share back to the government.

Statehood is put up for vote every couple elections.
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Why in the world would we want ANOTHER stinking
left-wing commie rat bastard state?
Didn't this election just prove that we have all we can
handle?
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Re: Did anyone notice that Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st State?
Puerto Rico wants to be an independent nation. well, at least that's what I get from them having an Olympic team separate from the US, as well as a team in the world baseball classic.

we need to let them be independent.

we need to cut ties.
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They want remain a US territory. USA money without having the pay the "state" share back to the government.

Statehood is put up for vote every couple elections.
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seems they want an "open marriage" of sorts; the husband pays the bills but the wife gets to play the field.

seems fair.

oh, and this vote wasn't about the people of Puerto Rico stepping up and saying they want statehood, this was DC legislating a vote to further the Progressive agenda of bringing this country to it's knees.

Thread: OMG Secret Fast-Tracked Vote (HR 2499) to Make Puerto Rico 51st State

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I'm a Libertarian Constitutionalist.

I don't give a shit what you do with your own life, whether you make it a success or a failure, that is the outcome of the choices you make, but please take responsibility for yourself and don't make ME pay for YOUR choices and we're all good.

Repeal the 17th Amendment and the Apportionment Act of 1911!

Thread: First steps down the road to a return to the Constitutional Republic that we were intended to be.

Restore the Republic.

It's a flower, not something to be feared.

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Re: Did anyone notice that Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st State?
If they want in ... then they deserve to be in.

With the rest of the US becoming increasingly bi-lingual the Spanish Language difference is quickly retreating into the background as one of the major stumbling blocks to union.

The real issue is whether enough of them are FOR it so that those that are against it give up their dream of Independence?
If not then the US could have to deal with an internal terrorist threat that was real, not the make believe one where the FBI is having to induce people into plots against the US by first setting them up and trying to get people to join in.

At the moment Puerto Rican's are considered US Citizens with all the privledges that come with that, but have an advantage on other issues and costs that those in the US itself don't have. The biggest thing they don't have are US Senators or Congressmen ... but considering how disfunctional those institutions are at the moment I am not sure it is a negative.

Personally? ... I think the vote should be at least 60% FOR union (2/3 better) ... so that the internal opposition has received a clear signal that most of their neighbors REALLY want to join the US as a state.
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I thought we were supposed to be closing the border to that shithole after they keep shooting Texans.
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Re: Did anyone notice that Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st State?
Might be the most important vote of the year. Good luck getting the Racispublican House to approve it though.
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One star for you for being race baiting racist.
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Re: Did anyone notice that Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st State?
It's just a first step vote, Congress would have to approve statehood by a two thirds majority vote, then POTUS would have to sign off on it, they have a bit of a ways to go on this. I don't see Republicans holding this back, it benefits both parties to have a 51st state, Puert Rico would then be able to participate in presidential elections and would have electoral votes assigned.

Only way I could see the Republicans not wanting this is because PR would be a largely democrat supporting state (cuz they don't know any better sadly, and yes I can say that because I am puertorican myself.)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has said he would support the will of the Puerto Rican people on statehood. O'Brien says statehood is long overdue.

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Re: Did anyone notice that Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st State?
Well for one thing why not? Puerto Rico has been part of the United States for over 100 yrs. We fight in wars for the USA, WW1, WW2, Korean, Vietnam, Iraq, Afganistan wars, etc. We have been in all and Puerto rivans have died in combat for the US. Also Puerto Rico does have resources a major contributor in nickel and other metals. So I could see why they want to be 51st state. I see a lot of single minded, racist people in GLP. You guys just need to worry about yourselves.
 Quoting: junegotit88 13369439


Were you drafted in those wars?

Lots of Russians and Chinese fought on our side in WWII. They did not become US citizens even if they might have wanted to.

You have nickel which you sell at the market price. But you would have vast numbers of people on welfare and food stamps. Cost/benefit it just doesn't work for the rest of us at this time.
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Re: Did anyone notice that Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st State?
It's just a first step vote, Congress would have to approve statehood by a two thirds majority vote, then POTUS would have to sign off on it, they have a bit of a ways to go on this. I don't see Republicans holding this back, it benefits both parties to have a 51st state, Puert Rico would then be able to participate in presidential elections and would have electoral votes assigned.

Only way I could see the Republicans not wanting this is because PR would be a largely democrat supporting state (cuz they don't know any better sadly, and yes I can say that because I am puertorican myself.)
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Since PR would be Democrat, it would hurt the Republicans not help them. This is very clear. I would hope the House would have the gumption to block it. It seems to come up every so often, but US approval need not be automatic.

Of course Obama supports it. He's a Democrat.
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Re: Did anyone notice that Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st State?
Might be the most important vote of the year. Good luck getting the Racispublican House to approve it though.
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You mean the 25th State after the other 26 succeed.
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Re: Did anyone notice that Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st State?
I have been thinking about this, and I have yet to form an opinion one way or the other. Until then...50 is such a nice round number.

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