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Porta Rico to become State
11/7/2012 | BooBoo1000

Posted on 11/07/2012 9:29:42 AM PST by BooBoo1000

Last night Porta Rico voted to become the 51st state. It won't matter too much financially as we have been supporting them for ever. But it will add a complete state to the " Takers" list. These people well be entitled to two new Senators, and the usual number of Representatives, and they will be allowed to vote in our Federal elections.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: 51ststate; portarico; puertorico

1 posted on 11/07/2012 9:29:49 AM PST by BooBoo1000
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To: BooBoo1000

Source ? !


2 posted on 11/07/2012 9:32:06 AM PST by tomkat (too broke for galt)
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To: BooBoo1000

Sorry there is no room for another star on our flag.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 9:34:57 AM PST by DonkeyBonker (Clinging to my guns, stocking up on ammo.)
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To: BooBoo1000
Last night Porta Rico voted to become the 51st state.

Great. Six more and Obama will be right on something.

5 posted on 11/07/2012 9:35:04 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: BooBoo1000

If it becomes a state then there will be no travel restrictions between the mainland and PR. It will be still more difficult to keep terrorists and the like out.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 9:35:37 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: BooBoo1000

A vanity from someone who can’t spell Puerto Rico. Are you related to Honey Boo Boo, by any chance?


7 posted on 11/07/2012 9:36:00 AM PST by Tax-chick (Watch out for spiders.)
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To: BooBoo1000

I’m shocked they were dumb enough to pass this. Welcome to paying taxes PR, it sucks.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 9:37:32 AM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: BooBoo1000

And doesn’t congress have to approve this?


9 posted on 11/07/2012 9:38:03 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BooBoo1000
Next time, give us a link...

Puerto Rican Statehood

From the article:

A slim majority of Puerto Ricans voted Tuesday to approve a non-binding referendum that would make the island the 51st U.S. state. The measure requires final approval from Congress, so it means little for Puerto Rico right now. Still, nearly 54 percent of Puerto Ricans voted for “estadidad” — and President Obama promised to uphold their vote in the case of a “clear majority.”

10 posted on 11/07/2012 9:39:06 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: BooBoo1000
http://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Puerto-Rico-governor-concedes-in-close-race-4015882.php

"A slim majority of Puerto Ricans sought to change their ties with the United States and become the 51st U.S. state in a non-binding referendum that would require final approval from Congress.
The two-part referendum asked whether the island wanted to change its 114-year relationship with the United States. Nearly 54 percent, or 922,374 people, sought to change it, while 46 percent, or 786,749 people, favored the status quo. Ninety-six percent of 1,643 precincts were reporting as of early Wednesday.
The second question asked voters to choose from three options, with statehood by far the favorite, garnering 61 percent. Sovereign free association, which would have allowed for more autonomy, received 33 percent, while independence got 5 percent."
11 posted on 11/07/2012 9:39:08 AM PST by FewsOrange
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To: BooBoo1000

Home of the Porta-Potty ??


12 posted on 11/07/2012 9:39:56 AM PST by mikrofon (+ Prayers for America +)
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To: BooBoo1000

By the way...Where is Porta Rico? I’ve heard of porta john but never Porta Rico..


13 posted on 11/07/2012 9:40:34 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: BooBoo1000

the flag really only has room for 50 stars. but, we are a team player, PR and can take our spot. Texas will take our lone star and be very happy to leave and go our own way.


14 posted on 11/07/2012 9:41:00 AM PST by rigelkentaurus
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To: Tax-chick; Larry Lucido; Gamecock

I always thought if one had a Rica, it should be portable.

But then, Cosmo Kramer informed me about the Statue of Limitations.


15 posted on 11/07/2012 9:41:10 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: rigelkentaurus

“I said Osama Obama”

“The man who has a new vision for America”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMo0WlSvrIY


16 posted on 11/07/2012 9:43:26 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Tax-chick

I am sorry for my misspelling of Puerto Rico.Please accept my most sincere apologies


17 posted on 11/07/2012 9:44:01 AM PST by BooBoo1000 ( Your life is like a coin, you can spend it on what ever you want, but you can only spend it once.)
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To: BooBoo1000

Is Porta Rico anywhere near the commonwealth of Puerto Rico?


18 posted on 11/07/2012 9:44:24 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: count-your-change
It's Uncle Rico's pot.
19 posted on 11/07/2012 9:44:29 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, it's back. 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: discostu

“I’m shocked they were dumb enough to pass this. Welcome to paying taxes PR, it sucks.”

You mean, take your taxes.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 9:47:21 AM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Bon mots

Porta Rico is located near the tropical island of Porta Bella...commonly referred to as “The Mushroom Island”.


21 posted on 11/07/2012 9:47:27 AM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: Bon mots

Porta Rico is located near the tropical island of Porta Bella...commonly referred to as “The Mushroom Island” and part of the “Thousand Islands”.


22 posted on 11/07/2012 9:48:32 AM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: BooBoo1000

We are bing consumed form all sides.

We are a bleeding cow in the Amazon River.


23 posted on 11/07/2012 9:50:38 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: ari-freedom

They already take my taxes. Unincorporated semi states get a lot of the benefits of being a state (some welfare programs, military bases) and none of the downside (federal income taxes). It’s really a sweet deal, never figured out why there’s a bunch of people in PR that want to change that. Yeah they get open to a few more benefits, but they’ll get taxed.


24 posted on 11/07/2012 9:51:00 AM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: BooBoo1000

Bully for them! Maybe they can replace the 20 or so that leaves.


25 posted on 11/07/2012 9:51:23 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues
Porta Rico is located near the tropical island of Porta Bella...commonly referred to as “The Mushroom Island”. And both, if I recall my geography correctly, are fortunately upwind of Porta Potti, commonly referred to as "The Oddly Stinky Island".
26 posted on 11/07/2012 9:51:23 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: BooBoo1000

Unless you are talking about Porta Potties, it doesn’t help your comments to not know how to spell.

I believe that you may be referring to Puerto Rico....if so then what is your source???


27 posted on 11/07/2012 9:51:51 AM PST by Nifster
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To: tomkat

from wikipedia “Governor, Luis G. Fortuño, caucused with the Republicans when he was in Congress and serves as Puerto Rico’s Republican National Committeeman, while Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi is a Democrat. The top Fortuño administration officials are also split in national politics. His incoming Chief of Staff, Miguel Romero, and his Secretary of State (and first in line of succession), Kenneth McClintock are Democrats, while his Attorney General Guillermo Somoza is a Republican. The current House Speaker Jennifer González and the Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz are Republicans.”


28 posted on 11/07/2012 9:55:53 AM PST by Homer1
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To: rigelkentaurus; All
the flag really only has room for 50 stars. but, we are a team player, PR and can take
our spot. Texas will take our lone star and be very happy to leave and go our own way.
*shock* ...that's gonna leave a mark (void)..
from a fmr.Texan.."once a texan; always a texan"
...(except LBJ)

29 posted on 11/07/2012 9:59:56 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: BooBoo1000

oh well ... responsibility crashed and burned last night anyway. What’s the difference? Might as well, increase the rate of speed Forward toward the cliff for the country.


30 posted on 11/07/2012 10:01:51 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: discostu
"They already take my taxes. Unincorporated semi states get a lot of the benefits of being a state (some welfare programs, military bases) and none of the downside (federal income taxes). It’s really a sweet deal, never figured out why there’s a bunch of people in PR that want to change that. Yeah they get open to a few more benefits, but they’ll get taxed."

Remember that the income or lack thereof in Puerto Rico is very low, hence not much of an income tax problem, remember 47% of American workers pay no income tax.

Puerto Rico, if admitted, would become the 30th most populus State.

This means that there is little chance of Congress admitting them into the Union, they would be a financial burden and would receive more "federal funds" than 20 States and all of the other territories.

31 posted on 11/07/2012 10:06:00 AM PST by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: count-your-change

Actually, I don’t think there are any travel restrictions now. Puerto Ricans are US citizens, & Puerto Rico is US territory now, so I believe movement is free now.


32 posted on 11/07/2012 10:10:12 AM PST by MN Doc
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To: Positive

Puerto Rico can enter if Texas can split into 4 states.


33 posted on 11/07/2012 10:16:25 AM PST by mrs9x
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To: MN Doc

You’re quite right. Other than passing a quiz about the life of Geraldo.


34 posted on 11/07/2012 10:20:26 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: F15Eagle
I always thought if one had a Rica, it should be portable.

If I had wealthy, I'd keep it in gems instead of gold. Much easier to pack when it's time to flee.

35 posted on 11/07/2012 10:22:23 AM PST by Tax-chick (Watch out for spiders.)
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To: ari-freedom

What taxes would they be taking? Puerto Ricans pay federal income taxes, fica, Medicare, taxes that American citizens pay. In addition, they pay inport and export taxes on virtually everything they buy or sell. How are they taking taxes any more than people in the United States?


36 posted on 11/07/2012 10:27:48 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine .)
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To: BooBoo1000

Come on Guys/Gals !! The guy spelled it wrong. Who amongst this bunch hasn’t done the same thing ?? Give him a break !!


37 posted on 11/07/2012 10:36:18 AM PST by bestrongbpositive
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To: mrs9x
Puerto Rico can enter if Texas can split into 4 states.

TX can split into any number of states, as can any other state.

All it needs is for the state legislature and Congress to agree.

If any party had a sufficiently large margin in Congress and a number of states, it could split the each state it controlled into a large number of new states. This could in theory permanently pack both the House and the Senate. Perfectly constitutionally.

38 posted on 11/07/2012 10:40:46 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: BooBoo1000
Marching forward to Ubama's 57 states.
39 posted on 11/07/2012 11:04:55 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Positive

Given how much we already spend on Puerto Rico I don’t really see giving them statehood as costing much money. Of course the place is poor as dirt, so they won’t contribute much, and they’ll make the unemployment numbers even worse. So in the end I doubt Congress will do it, neither party wants to inherit those numbers, but I still don’t get why PR even wants it, they get all the best parts of being in America without the bill now, don’t fix what ain’t broke.


40 posted on 11/07/2012 11:21:48 AM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: F15Eagle; Larry Lucido

Do you know what day this is? Because I know what day this is, they know what day this is, so I was wondering if you know what day this is!
41 posted on 11/07/2012 11:23:45 AM PST by Gamecock (Bayonets, Benghazi, Balls, Binders, Big Bird, Birth Control, BS.....)
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To: Sherman Logan
In theory other states can split (it has happened before with Massachusetts in 1820 and Virginia under questionable circumstances in 1863), but in the case of Texas it was agreed when they joined the US that they could divide into as many as five states. Of course in 1845 the territory of Texas was quite a bit larger than it is now.

There were a number of proposals over the years to divide Texas but none of them got anywhere. One practical problem--how could all five states have the Alamo?

42 posted on 11/07/2012 11:38:28 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Homer1

thank you


43 posted on 11/07/2012 12:00:35 PM PST by tomkat (too broke for galt)
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To: count-your-change

And here I thought that porta johns were called ‘porta juans’ in Latin America.


44 posted on 11/07/2012 4:22:18 PM PST by fhayek
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To: fhayek

Casa de phew!


45 posted on 11/07/2012 5:09:16 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Porta Rico?


46 posted on 11/07/2012 8:40:12 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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