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IIRC, 40%+ of Peurto Ricans are net recipients of government transfer payments.
1 posted on 12/14/2013 11:08:00 AM PST by oblomov
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Puerto Rico cannot possibly be inhabited at this time. The former inhabitants are all in NYC.


2 posted on 12/14/2013 11:11:26 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (OK, Obama be bad. Now where's OUR Program, Plan, and Leader?)
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Peurto Rico my ass. The loon is pushing the entire USA over the cliff.
3 posted on 12/14/2013 11:13:35 AM PST by DeaconRed (I love you Granddaddy: The most beautiful words ever spoken.)
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We'll certainly see a renewed push to make PR the 51st state and all those welfare slugs DEMOCRAT VOTERS! Combine them with the legions of Dem voters already in the corral and any party -- a cleaned up GOP, the libertarians or some new one -- espousing REAL freedom will pretty much be ROADKILL.

HOGS

It seems that an area in Arkansas was plagued by a particularly aggressive and voracious roving band of wild hogs for many years and, although the local residents were thoroughly disgusted over the destroyed crops, injured domestic livestock, etc., their attempts to destroy or capture the hogs had met with complete failure.

One day a stranger stopped at the local hardware store, purchased some tools and grain, asked how to get to the last reported location of the porcine marauders and boasted that he would capture them and claim the large bounty the locals had offered. Those who heard his boast laughed as he went out the door and boarded his wagon.

Two weeks later, the stranger arrived back in town with the entire herd trussed and squealing in the back of his wagon. Amazed and incredulous, the townspeople asked how he'd done it. He told this story:

"I located a clearing near where I was told the hogs might be and set out a large pile of grain. At the same time, I began erecting a fence just beyond the edge of the clearing.

"The hogs discovered the grain on the third day. At first, they sniffed around the edge of the clearing, nervously darting into the woods at the slightest sign or sound of danger. Then the younger, less experienced ones became bolder to the point of approaching the edge of the pile, grabbing a few kernels and dashing into the trees.

"After several hours of this, the young hogs began feeding in earnest -- no longer darting away with those few kernels. Seeing this, the older hogs soon began shoving the young ones aside in what became a veritable feeding frenzy. The grain was soon gone.

"They returned the next day at daybreak to a fresh, larger pile of grain. They displayed little fear as they walked right up to it. They returned the next day, and the next, and the day after that, all the while growing bolder and showing less and less fear. By the 10th day, they had completely stopped foraging in the surrounding fields.

"All the while, I was building the fence -- a corral, really -- during the times when they were absent. Soon, however, I was able to work even while they were feeding.

"Yesterday morning, while they fed, I closed the gate. They didn't even try to escape.

"I've been capturing critters this way for years and it always works. Why? Well I learned a long, long time ago that there isn't a creature on the face of the earth I cannot capture -- ONCE I HAVE IT DEPENDENT ON ME FOR ITS SUPPORT OR SURVIVAL!

6 posted on 12/14/2013 11:18:07 AM PST by Dick Bachert
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Yep, the next Detroit...Puerto Rico’s got a higher percent on Disability than Detroit or Chicago... dems turning humans into animals...


7 posted on 12/14/2013 11:26:23 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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... Further Into Social Welfare State ...

I had to laugh at that. LOL.

8 posted on 12/14/2013 11:29:05 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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Its a US incorporated territory and they are statutory US citizens. They have all the rights of Americans except they can’t vote for Congress or the President because they’re not a state. In every other respect - they’re like a US state.


9 posted on 12/14/2013 11:30:22 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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they’re teetering as it is. cut back revenues and they have more work to do.


15 posted on 12/14/2013 12:16:52 PM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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I hope the island doesn’t tip over with so much welfare being pumped in to the island.


17 posted on 12/14/2013 2:39:36 PM PST by Organic Panic
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WOW, OK so they receive welfare from us, but.....

“Though the Commonwealth government has its own tax laws, Puerto Ricans are also required to pay most U.S. federal taxes, with the major exception being that some residents do not have to pay the federal personal income tax.”

Taxation in Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxation_in_Puerto_Rico

Seems more than passingly strange, at least to me.


21 posted on 12/14/2013 3:48:26 PM PST by relentlessly
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...it’s not supposed to go further down the socialist crapper?


23 posted on 12/14/2013 8:37:29 PM PST by Tzimisce
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I am not sure I consider Puerto Ricans to be US citizens. They don’t have to pay Federal income taxes!


24 posted on 12/15/2013 8:26:44 AM PST by 2harddrive
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These clowns wanted full state status, right?


25 posted on 12/15/2013 12:32:51 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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Puerto Rico Ping! Please Freepmail me if you want on or off the list.


26 posted on 12/16/2013 6:22:14 AM PST by cll (Serviam!)
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