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    Re: Will Puerto Rico say 'Yes' to Statehood?

    I hope not. I don't want them.

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    Will Puerto Rico say 'Yes' to Statehood?

    We got enough poor people to look after, we don't need another entire island to care for.
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    Re: Will Puerto Rico say 'Yes' to Statehood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Das Sozialist View Post
    Fairly simple question, do you think the Puerto Ricans will say 'Yes' to becoming a new state in our union this time around?
    I don't know what the sentiment is in that territory. So I can't say how they will vote.
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    Re: Will Puerto Rico say 'Yes' to Statehood?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    Remember this is not a statehood referendum.....just a "what would you like" kind of thing.
    My understanding is that it *is* a referendum. Now that it seems to have passed, it goes to Congress for ratification. If Congress approves and the president signs off on it, we could have our 51st state as early as next year.
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    Re: Will Puerto Rico say 'Yes' to Statehood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I hope not. I don't want them.
    Why not?

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    Re: Will Puerto Rico say 'Yes' to Statehood?

    I think it will be much better for the Puerto Ricans to become a state. So do I understand form one of these posts here that they voted for statehood this time? I hope Congress would accept this, but I'm pretty sure a fair nuber of Congresspeople will reasons ismilarly to so me here, that they got enough poor people to care for.

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    Re: Will Puerto Rico say 'Yes' to Statehood?

    Puerto Ricans favor statehood for first time

    Puerto Ricans favor statehood for first time - CNN.com
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    Re: Will Puerto Rico say 'Yes' to Statehood?

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    Re: Will Puerto Rico say 'Yes' to Statehood?

    They have nothing in common with us. They're a Latin American country. They don't even speak English. They are poor and we would have to pour resources in there just to get them up to speed.

    Hell no.

    Can you tell me one good reason why they should be granted statehood?

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    Why not?

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    Re: Will Puerto Rico say 'Yes' to Statehood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    They have nothing in common with us. They're a Latin American country.
    Uhh they've been part of the United States for 95 years now.

    They don't even speak English.
    True, but I'm not seeing the big problem here. It's an island...they could still run their state government in Spanish without it affecting anyone. And it's not like this would be the first time we've had a significant portion of a state that speaks another language. New Mexico has a substantial population that speaks Spanish. I'm not seeing the big problem.

    They are poor and we would have to pour resources in there just to get them up to speed.
    They are Americans. I see no reason we shouldn't do just that...just as we do for the Deep South.

    Hell no.

    Can you tell me one good reason why they should be granted statehood?
    Because these American citizens desire statehood.
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