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Why Washington should finally make Puerto Rico a state
Politico ^ | October 18, 2017 | Cesar Conda and Alberto Martinez

Posted on 10/19/2017 8:01:44 AM PDT by C19fan

Weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, the island remains in crisis. Eighty three percent of people in Puerto Rico don’t have power and thirty five percent don’t have access to clean water. The death toll currently stands at 48 but is likely to keep rising in the coming weeks.

Washington has responded to this crisis with billions in immediate disaster assistance, helping the cash-strapped island afford its basic expenses after tax revenue has all but dried up. This financial commitment isn’t going to end anytime soon: Experts suggest the final cost could exceed $100 billion.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: 51ststate; fake; fakenews; independence; puerto; puertorico; rico; territory
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The only reason why PR is going to receive $100+ billion from us is because for some stupid reason PR was not cut lose when we had a chance. The people of PR when given a chance to vote have consistently voted to keep the current status as a Commonwealth. We don't need a linguistic enclave as a full fledged state. Both the authors are DC swamp creatures. Both worked for Marcobot. I believe one of them was quoted as justifying open borders that the US needs all the A's of the world and US citizens are not up to snuff.
1 posted on 10/19/2017 8:01:44 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Fix it up, then cut them loose.


2 posted on 10/19/2017 8:03:01 AM PDT by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd [PBUH---Pigblood be upon him]; Charles Martel for President)
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Hundred billion... Isn’t that what we’re spending each year anyway on benefits to PR’s population?


3 posted on 10/19/2017 8:03:26 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: C19fan

Hell no, just 2 more Rat senators for the left.


4 posted on 10/19/2017 8:05:00 AM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry (Every time you vote for a democrat, you put another nail in the coffin of the USA.....)
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To: C19fan

The real reason...Dems are slipping badly everywhere. They’ve tapped out the pool of fraudulent votes. This would tip the balance of the Senate to the Dems.


5 posted on 10/19/2017 8:05:26 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: C19fan

Let’s say if PR is as red as (any top red state in the mainland), Dems’ enthusiasm about helping them will be very much diminished.

Yes, I am that jaded.


6 posted on 10/19/2017 8:05:41 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = USSR; Journ0List + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey)
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To: C19fan

Dear Cesar & Alberto: it isn’t up to DC. And we don’t want you.


7 posted on 10/19/2017 8:06:01 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Founding Father

That’s my vote—independence for them. Let them choose their citizenship, but don’t let them have both.


8 posted on 10/19/2017 8:06:16 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: C19fan

Not only NO, but HELL NO!!


9 posted on 10/19/2017 8:06:43 AM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY.)
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Why Washington should finally make Puerto Rico a state

Lib's like welfare?

10 posted on 10/19/2017 8:07:17 AM PDT by yoe
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Give PR back to the hispanics of Spain.


11 posted on 10/19/2017 8:07:20 AM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: Founding Father

Bump!


12 posted on 10/19/2017 8:07:25 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Founding Father

Agree, cut them loose.


13 posted on 10/19/2017 8:07:29 AM PDT by HombreSecreto (The life of a repo man is always intense)
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To: C19fan

Cut them loose.


14 posted on 10/19/2017 8:09:26 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob
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The only reason to add another state is if it brings something of value to the rest of the union. PR does not. Furthermore, the people of PR have show consistently that they don’t want to be a state.

Cut them loose.


15 posted on 10/19/2017 8:09:42 AM PDT by caligatrux (Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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Only one reason for this. Alk else is BS. Two more RAT Senators. That is all this is about.


16 posted on 10/19/2017 8:11:20 AM PDT by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: relictele

There’s a process for admitting states to the union. I don’t know all the steps. One such step would be for Congress to pass a bill admitting states. As I recall from the admittance of Alaska and Hawaii, those places had to vote in referendums, and write a state constitution, and some other things had to happen, before statehood was considered in Washington by the Congress.

Has any of this happened in Puerto Rico? I know they have had referendums but didn’t think there was ever any overwhelming vote for statehood.


17 posted on 10/19/2017 8:11:24 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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Why would they want to join us?

We’re a racist, sexist, homophobic, hatefilled nation of backwoods white rednecks.

Much, much better if PR goes alone.


18 posted on 10/19/2017 8:11:25 AM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: caligatrux

That seems to have changed, from what I read:

The fifth referendum was held on June 11, 2017. 97% percent voted for statehood. The 23% voter turnout is as valid as others during their admission process: Wisconsin’s statehood plebiscite had a 17% turnout, Arizona 7%, Hawaii 35%, and Alaska had a 21% turnout.


19 posted on 10/19/2017 8:11:33 AM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I do not want them as a state.I dont want to bail them out.They bring us no benefit. Just give them independence and leave us alone. We are totally broke.


20 posted on 10/19/2017 8:11:54 AM PDT by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall.”)
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