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Puerto Rico Statehood: 51st State?

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

  1. SowingSeason And then they went on to say...

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    Thanks but no thanks.
     
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  3. MC3521 Brown Belt

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    What would be the main difference if they were to become a state versus what they have now?

    They have a US Federal Court district there and I believe they are issued a US passport.

    I know that they don't vote in presidential elections.
     
  4. Navi16** Banned Banned

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    Would be Unfair to Puerto Rico
     
  5. SevenSamurai Silver Belt

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    They get a largely free ride but can't vote for prez. It's a great deal for them right now.

    No federal income tax, pay SS, and get the monetary benefits of US like they do. -example would be the Federal Park Service operates and cares for many parks/monuments/memorials
     
  6. madizm2 Brown Belt

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    Sure, we could take PR and give away a state like Maine or North Dakota to Canada. Or make Rhode Island it's own independent nation like the Vatican or some shit.
     

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