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Thread: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

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    When else has it happened?
    Every single election cycle.

    Whenever someone votes for the non winning side they end up being not represented.
    Now we can pretend that they are but the person representing them does most or all things that goes against their wishes/beliefs.

    So in reality, they aren't being represented.
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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Every single election cycle.

    Whenever someone votes for the non winning side they end up being not represented.
    Now we can pretend that they are but the person representing them does most or all things that goes against their wishes/beliefs.

    So in reality, they aren't being represented.
    I have to agree, I think proportional representation would help solve this problem.

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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Every single election cycle.

    Whenever someone votes for the non winning side they end up being not represented.
    Now we can pretend that they are but the person representing them does most or all things that goes against their wishes/beliefs.

    So in reality, they aren't being represented.
    The area is still without regional congressional representation.
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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    The area is still without regional congressional representation.
    That doesn't bother me at all.

    We could do with more of that and I'm not limiting it to either red or blue states but many states.
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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    That doesn't bother me at all.

    We could do with more of that and I'm not limiting it to either red or blue states but many states.
    That would set a precedent.
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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    That would set a precedent.
    As long as they aren't a state it wouldn't.

    But seriously, things like this bother me because of the potential to further upset our fiscal problems we are facing in both the short and long term.

    I think a move like this would be a large destabilizer in a time when we need reductions in spending and increases in tax revenues.
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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Every single election cycle.

    Whenever someone votes for the non winning side they end up being not represented.
    Now we can pretend that they are but the person representing them does most or all things that goes against their wishes/beliefs.

    So in reality, they aren't being represented.
    Give me a system that would represent everyone as you define it.
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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Give me a system that would represent everyone as you define it.
    It doesn't exist and I wouldn't want it to.
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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It doesn't exist and I wouldn't want it to.
    So what is your ideal solution, representation wise?
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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    So what is your ideal solution, representation wise?
    Community service for voting privileges.
    Allows people who can't afford to pay taxes to contribute.
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