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Puerto Rico Statehood: 51st State?

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by BBKAllDay, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. SevenSamurai Silver Belt

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    well, if admitted it would relieve Lousiana of the psychological burden of being the dirtiest state

    sorry, Cinturao. it is true.
     
  2. hohner Titanium Belt

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    I misunderstood your post,and thought you were sarcastically saying that some states unanimously want to secede today, so that it in fact is as likely to happen as PR becoming a state. My bad.

    I do think there is a good chance PR becomes a state sometime in the next 10 years or so.

    The chances that U.S. citizens are allowed to go to Cuba sometime in the next 20 years or so is pretty high. Once that happens PR will be seriously hurt. If they become a state before that and can make the island a little safer it will help them,and if they are a state and we get taxes from all that it would help the U.S.
     
  3. Crocop42 Brown Belt

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    this won't happen. puerto rico is home to big pharmaceutical industries. these companies get huge tax breaks by being located in puerto rico. if they get taxed, they move and puerto rico turns into a jobless shithole in no time.
     
  4. SevenSamurai Silver Belt

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    Not an expert on this but there is alot to this statement. When working in Puerto Rico last year, alot of this type of business climate stuff was explained to me.

    If admitted, I think we should require Puerto Ricans to purchase trash cans.
     
  5. BBKAllDay Purple Belt

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    It's all good brother, just a misunderstanding from both sides.

    You make good points. It would be interesting to see the views from either side if this picks up steam though.
     
  6. SevenSamurai Silver Belt

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    Puerto Ricans tried to assasinate the President to gain independence, and now they have turned 180?

    Man, times have changed.
     
  7. Thanos Courting Death

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    Their baseball team will be too good not fair

    So no
     
  8. Fawlty Guest

    Puerto Rico
    you ugly island
    island of tropic diseases
    always the hurricanes blowing
    always the population growing
    and the money owing
    and the babies crying
    and the bullets flying


    wall to wall floors in America, nuff said.
     
  9. Edwin Guest

    One of the local political parties, the PNP have been trying to get this and push this referendum for years and it's always lost. This time they found a way to get it mixed up in the voting sheets by confusing Puerto Ricans on what to vote on and they finally won. It still hasn't been passed through congress yet.

    Obama said he was cool with it if it's what Puerto Ricans wanted to become the 51st state when he was re-elected as the US president, but that it wasn't a priority to him.

    I personally hope that it doesn't become the 51st state. We're already struggling financially, no need to add in more taxes.
     
  10. JohnnyDrama Brown Belt

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    To me, as soon as a state secedes it will create such a rift in the nation. Outside nations will see us vulnerable.
     
  11. Its Me Austin Banned Banned

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    Until they bring someone to justice for what happened to Brody, it'll never happen.
     
  12. J Storm** Banned Banned

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    what exactly would change if it became a state instead of a territory? wouldn't it basically be the same shit?
     
  13. Fawlty Guest

    The democrats would have a few extra electoral votes locked up. That's about it. That and all the social services of a first world nation.
     
  14. El Chimpo Cruel Man Platinum Member

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    a spanish speaking state? not in amurrica
     
  15. SevenSamurai Silver Belt

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    We already have 5-6 of those and growing..

    Why not?
     
  16. Thibodeaux Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    It is down here.
     
  17. El Chimpo Cruel Man Platinum Member

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    think your sarcasm radar is broke lol
     
  18. BBKAllDay Purple Belt

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    Not even. :(
     
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