Their problems are self-inflicted.
They don't deserve statehood until they can show they can take care of their own business.
Wanting a handout from Uncle Sam is not reason enough for statehood. We have enough of these failed states within our own borders now. Why would we reward failure and force the taxpayers to foot the bill?
We don't need another democRAT state with liberal leaders who do not know what they are doing.
The only thing wrong with Puerto Rico is that it's full of Puerto Ricans.
Apologies to Cll, who is a PR FReeper.