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Puerto Rico’s Governor Confident About Statehood
Fox News ^ | March 18, 2012 | Lexi Stemple

Posted on 03/18/2012 4:52:39 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

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1 posted on 03/18/2012 4:52:45 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another solid Democrat state that will tip the scale in all future Presidential elections


2 posted on 03/18/2012 4:56:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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Is that a sufficient reason to deny statehood? Of course, U.S. history shows that states are created for political reasons.


3 posted on 03/18/2012 4:58:41 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, serve my country, love my wife and daughter, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What the hell do we need 58 states for


4 posted on 03/18/2012 4:59:05 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: GeronL
Another solid Democrat state that will tip the scale in all future Presidential elections

And 2 more socialist senators; that's big. - Tom

5 posted on 03/18/2012 5:00:24 PM PDT by Capt. Tom
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“Another solid Democrat state that will tip the scale in all future Presidential elections”

Are you sure? Lotsa Catholics down there.


6 posted on 03/18/2012 5:02:17 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Just what we need: another welfare state. That'll make 58, won't it (according to 0bummer's math)?
7 posted on 03/18/2012 5:02:25 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think the rest of us should have some say in this too.


8 posted on 03/18/2012 5:02:32 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


9 posted on 03/18/2012 5:03:04 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

how much pink slime will get shipped after november.


10 posted on 03/18/2012 5:03:54 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: GeronL

With the re issuance of birth certificates being such a distaster, it would be a real treat.


11 posted on 03/18/2012 5:04:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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I really do not think Puerto Ricans will give up their commonwealth status. Will all those tax advantages go poof once statehood becomes a reality.
12 posted on 03/18/2012 5:05:49 PM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: GAB-1955

If only a third want statehood then that would be a good reason, do you think they should also be forced?


13 posted on 03/18/2012 5:06:51 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: cripplecreek

life expectancy in puerto rico is 140 years old.


14 posted on 03/18/2012 5:06:51 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: GeronL
Another solid Democrat state that will tip the scale in all future Presidential elections

Chief of State: President of the United States.

Head of Government: Governor, elected by the voters to a four-year term.

Government Officials:

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%
Independent: 0.9%
Others: 0.0

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

15 posted on 03/18/2012 5:07:05 PM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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Majority of people there make about 10k a year and wouldn’t pay taxes any how. It would screw over the wealthier ones though.


16 posted on 03/18/2012 5:08:36 PM PDT by MNDude
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Bad idea, but the law says it is up to the Puerto Ricans, not the rest of us. Congress has long since abdicated responsibility for decisions on PR statehood. I think it will be economically fine for PR, a great sucking sound for the rest of the US, and will do severe harm to the economy.

But whatever--it is up to them, if they want statehood they can get it.

17 posted on 03/18/2012 5:10:14 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Lots of Catholics in California too.Nancy Pelosi has been in the Senate for how many years now?


18 posted on 03/18/2012 5:11:03 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: hinckley buzzard

What are the pro’s and con’s from the PR standpoint, from our standpoint?


19 posted on 03/18/2012 5:12:58 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: kevslisababy
Sorry, Congress sold out our stake in this decision long ago.
20 posted on 03/18/2012 5:13:41 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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