Most Ricans dont earn enough income to pay income taxes at a significant level. It wont change with statehood. No more Third World nations in the US please.
posted on 11/25/2012 1:15:51 PM PST
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You mean like those people in the Appalachia???
posted on 11/25/2012 3:17:13 PM PST
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well, as I understand it, from the Jones-Shafroth act of 1917, the Puerto Ricans are already US citizens and I believe they receive federal funds for federal programs (Medicare etc.)
They've been tied to the US since the Spanish-American war.
Yes, they would be mainly democrats, but I don't see how we could deny them statehood based on the acts etc. that have tied them to us for the past century
posted on 11/26/2012 12:35:27 AM PST
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