Skip to comments.Bipartisan bill introduced to make Puerto Rico the 51st State
Posted on 06/28/2018 2:02:29 AM PDT by SMGFan
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A better idea would be to simply cut PR loose. “Congratulations, you’re free to chart your own destiny.”
Just what we need another welfare state.
When Puerto Rico can clean up its act, maybe.
We dont need another California like voting block.
Cut PR Loose!
Bipartisan my ass. Uniparty fingerprints all over this.
PR is in unbelievable debt. We would be idiots to take them on as a state.
Both work but one is a highly unusual usage and probably not originally intended.
No, you nailed my intended usage. Once again Im victimized by sloppy/careless keying on my iPhone compounded by autocorrect.
May I suggest selling PR back to Spain?
yep , enough stars already
They have a nice flag , good enough
A lot of Hawaiian and part Hawaiian people do wish for a return to sovereignty .
I have lived here a long time .
IF there were actually a strong , moral , clear minded , Hawaiian warrior MAN , who also had the approvable ancestry to hold sovereign power . And IF that man would commit to totally throw out and eradicate mainland haole Liberalism and and socialism . IF that warrior leader would commit to allowing those that legitimately owned property , regardless of race , as long as they were willing to commit to the new citizenship requirement of the restored Kingdom , I may very well consider making the jump . Lots of ‘ifs’ ..... Very very doubtful . Most of the sovereignty people are losers and have zero qualifications for leadership whatsoever . And none of the lineage required . So in that case I would prefer that President Trump just come out and declare marital law out here and bolster Hawaii to be the U.S. Pacific bastion that it naturally is and always has been . Liberal puke infested place that it has now become .
No, no, no. One California is enough.
I think bipartisan refers to support for the bill, not PR itself.
Exactly, a mindset of gibsmedats without the skin color.
So even Greenwich is starting to resemble Puerto Rico now? I know this couple that lives there that work in NYC and they have a decent sized house worth $3-$4 million. It seemed pretty upscale neighborhood but maybe pictures aren’t capturing the whole story.
But if this comes up, why not Guam?
Nothing in the Constitution places a minimum population requirement on new states.
In 1998 and 2012, a referendum was held on the statehood idea....both reaching just over 50-percent for ‘no’.
I’ve worked in the 1980s with two PR guys and the question of statehood was brought up. Both went to the belief that people are faced with a very controlled ‘theme’ or message by newspapers and radio. Their take was that a large segment of society just believed that territory status was better in the end. But both guys said that the message just didn’t make any sense...except that people didn’t have to pay federal taxes. Both acknowledged that via other taxation gimmicks...the island is basically paying something into the US federal pot of revenue.
I think presently...everyone would look at this (outside of PR) and say it’s a heavily democratic atmosphere, and two more senators would be absolutely democrats. So there’s no thrill to welcome them into the current atmosphere.
Guam? For over twenty years, there’s been interest brewing. One effort was slated recently for a vote, but some federal judge got in the middle and there’s this unique problem...Guam has ‘locals’ (roughly 100,000) and the Chamorro Tribesmen (65,000). The judge says that it’s not a fair vote because the Tribesmen should have their own special say (denial) in this process. There is some belief that a vote might occur by the end of 2018. I’ve never heard anyone state a basis from the island on being anti-state. The one key argument is that you’d hand statehood to a fairly small island (160,000 folks), and give them two senators (unknown if they’d lean right or left).
Playing into this whole game is this ballot in California, on splitting the state. There’s nothing in the Constitution that really allows this....if they do vote this way. You’d have to get all 49 other states to agree on this break-up.
My gut feeling is that more than twenty states would refuse because you’d just be adding four more Democratic Senators to the mix.
Another issue which might pop up is that several other states would probably like to break themselves up, and you might find six to ten states that want a division to occur. Just suggesting PR, Guam, and two more California-like states? Eight more Senators?
No, no. I said in my first post in the thread that PR is so poor (per capita income) that it makes Mississippi look as upscale as Greenwich, CT.
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