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Puerto Rico wants to become the 51st state of the US
BBC News ^ | The Day After | 7 November 2012

Posted on 11/07/2012 6:39:20 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Voters in Puerto Rico have supported a non-binding referendum to become a full US state.

The measure will require approval from the US Congress, but President Barack Obama has said he will respect the vote.

The island is currently a US territory, which uses the dollar and whose citizens travel on US passports.

But it does not return senators to the US Congress and is represented in Washington by a non-voting delegate.

Almost 80% of the island's electorate took part in the referendum, the fourth in the past 45 years.

With almost all the votes counted, almost 54% voted to change the island's relationship with the US.

And in reply to a second question on what future they favoured, nearly two-thirds wanted full statehood.

If Congress grants its approval, Puerto Ricans would have the right to vote in all US elections, but would also have to pay federal taxes, something at present they are excused from.

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To: gleeaikin
Most DC residents don't pay taxes.

And the founders probably never envisioned people would LIVE on the federal reserve, therefore, DC is not to be granted a senator because that is for states, and the House, that is for representatives of the people of the states.

Giving representation to the federal government is nonsense.

241 posted on 11/12/2012 11:39:53 AM PST by Hulka
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To: wardaddy

I agree with everything you said. 100%

I grew up in inner city philly as a child from first gen immigrant catholic parents...they taught me well. My Dad said the media and crazy immigration was going to kill this country (along with unions) and he was right. That was back in the 70s.

It’s all about who can give the most freebies now and nothing else matters. Sick but it’s the way it is.

And yes, the color of skin matters to those of us who lived with it and see the demographic facts coming into play now. But, we’re racist, lmao.

I may be a part of the minority in this country now (I’m white with no victim status doncha know)but I will never be subjugated.

I’m far from a religious fanatic/religious statist (and hate their version of govt too), and I see how the liberals have taken over our institutions while those of us who respect the Constitution allowed it to happen.

Our demographic has changed drastically and it astounds me that so many still don’t see it. The Immigration Act of 1965 was the beginning. 45+ years later we are reaping the rewards, ha. FDR and then LBJ’s welfare society, war on poverty, breakdown of the family, generations of welfare recipients who live a decent life and are no where near poor, out of control birth rates among blacks (oh my that’s racist to say, lol), single parent households (among blacks again astronomical...but it’s racist to point that out).

Facts are racist now.

And white trash. So many more of them. Because of the freebies. The breakdown of the family. More welfare when it’s a single mom, etc.

It’s all disgusting. IMO.

I have mixed race fam members and I love them but they are victim class and sucking from the govt tit and I’m paying for it and they relish their victim status.

All I can do is raise my kids to have dignity even when it means nothing. Even when it means they will be supporting all the low lifes (my kids said yesterday, thats the term they remember me saying the most). And, there’s low lifes in every financial bracket.

Yeah, diversity sucks for those of us who pay for all this diversity.

I’m Catholic and I refuse to financially support my parish now as it’s so liberal I’m done. Good luck with getting the diverse group to donate, lol. I’m still a practicing Catholic but not one more penny goes to supporting my liberal parish in this affluent area. I’m done donating my time and money to the parish, to the public schools, etc.

We’re already paying tons for healthcare, HSA, with my husband’s job and I’m tired of not going to the dr when I’m sick because I’m afraid of going over our amount (we have a $4000 deductible for dr visits and $8,000 for everything else...and we pay tons for the premium) while low lifes get free health care. And, we will pay more for Obamacare.

We did everything the right way and now we are getting screwed for that. So I’m done.

The majority of immigrants decades ago were far different than those today. The sooner everyone understands that, the better. But, they won’t. That’s racist.

242 posted on 11/23/2012 8:58:50 PM PST by Twink
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To: wardaddy

Another thing...I stopped caring long ago if I was called racist or bigot. And a couple years ago, I stopped caring what dots on the screen thought of me. It’s very freeing :)And the only people I cared about, those I valued their opinion from the time I was teenager was my parents so the whole peer thing didn’t affect me. I care about the opinions of those I care about and their opinions matter to me. Everyone else can KMA.

243 posted on 11/23/2012 9:04:01 PM PST by Twink
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