Skip to comments.Puerto Rico’s Governor Confident About Statehood
Posted on 03/18/2012 4:52:39 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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Another solid Democrat state that will tip the scale in all future Presidential elections
Is that a sufficient reason to deny statehood? Of course, U.S. history shows that states are created for political reasons.
What the hell do we need 58 states for
And 2 more socialist senators; that's big. - Tom
“Another solid Democrat state that will tip the scale in all future Presidential elections”
Are you sure? Lotsa Catholics down there.
I think the rest of us should have some say in this too.
It makes sense for puerto ricans to pay taxes, follow environmental lead laws, put wheelchair lifts at their swimming pools, drive electric cars, have their electric bills necessarily skyrocket, and become commies.
how much pink slime will get shipped after november.
With the re issuance of birth certificates being such a distaster, it would be a real treat.
If only a third want statehood then that would be a good reason, do you think they should also be forced?
life expectancy in puerto rico is 140 years old.
Chief of State: President of the United States.
Head of Government: Governor, elected by the voters to a four-year term.
|President||President Barack H. OBAMA (since 20 January 2009)|
|Vice President||Joseph R. BIDEN (since 20 January 2009)|
|Governor||Luis Fortuño (since 2 January 2009)|
Government Form: Republican; executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
Ruling Party: New Progressive Party (NPP)
Percentage of votes cast in last election: (2008)
New Progressive Party (NPP): 48.4%
Popular Democratic Party (PDP): 43.4%
Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP): 4.4%
Puerto Ricans for Puerto Rico Party (PPR): 2.1%
House of Representatives Seats: (51 members)
Popular Democratic Party: 14 Seats
New Progressive Party: 37 Seats (2008)
Senate: (27 members)
Popular Democratic Party: 5 Seats
New Progressive Party: 22 Seats (2008)
Next Election: November, 2012
Majority of people there make about 10k a year and wouldn’t pay taxes any how. It would screw over the wealthier ones though.
But whatever--it is up to them, if they want statehood they can get it.
Lots of Catholics in California too.Nancy Pelosi has been in the Senate for how many years now?
What are the pro’s and con’s from the PR standpoint, from our standpoint?
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