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Thread: Should Puerto Rico be a state of the Union?

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    Re: Should Puerto Rico be a state of the Union?

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    Re: Should Puerto Rico be a state of the Union?

    It's up to Puerto Rico, but I am all for it. Beautiful place, decent people, and I can see no objection other than the fact that they have turned it down.

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    Re: Should Puerto Rico be a state of the Union?

    they have said no more than once and why would they want to be with all of the trouble we have now they want to stay out who could blame them

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    Re: Should Puerto Rico be a state of the Union?

    I am just wondering why we even still have them as a protectorate... or something of the United States.

    I would be fine with the US protecting Puerto Rico against any invasions to prevent outside influence in that area... but what is the benefit for us controlling so much of Puerto Rico? If anything, it is harmful for us because of their reduced (or complete lack of) US taxes and our welfare programs.

    Does anyone have any sort of ideas about that?

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    Re: Should Puerto Rico be a state of the Union?

    we do have a national park there which makes it nice for vacation with out a passport

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    Re: Should Puerto Rico be a state of the Union?

    Quote Originally Posted by 75Greeno View Post
    we do have a national park there which makes it nice for vacation with out a passport
    Puerto Rico is an awesome vacation spot. There is a rain forest on top of a mountain overlooking the ocean which is one of the most gorgeous sights I have ever seen.

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    Re: Should Puerto Rico be a state of the Union?

    Nope, I don't think it should be a state. Less we get 3-4 others so we can make a row or column on the flag (need 4 or 5). Heheh. But really I think we should just sorta let them go on their own, give them independence.
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    Re: Should Puerto Rico be a state of the Union?

    Americans have to take into consideration that Puerto Rico (PR) is a different nation culturally speaking, Puerto Ricans are more liberal, most are for government programs, intervention.... which is the main reason why they don't want to be independent, there's too much dependency of the island on federal transfers. But at the same time, they're a very proud people, every time a Puerto Rican represents the island well or a national team wins a medal or beats the USA team, they celebrate like crazy, so deep inside, if PR had a solid economy making people less dependent on the US, independence would have much more support.

    I think the best solution for both countries is a free association agreement, the United States would reduce part of its expenses and no longer have a colony in the Caribbean, while Puerto Rico would gain the autonomy it needs to compete in the global economy.

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    Re: Should Puerto Rico be a state of the Union?

    I'm for it so long as they want it. The problem is, they don't want it, every time they vote on it, statehood gets turned down. So long as that's the case, they shouldn't become a state.

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    Re: Should Puerto Rico be a state of the Union?

    Let the Puerto Ricans decide, but if they're going to get entitlement and welfare benefits, they should pay as well

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