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    Default Puerto Rico to be the 51st state?

    maybe or maybe not....in a strange vote in which statehood was voted FOR but the incumbent Governor who favored statehood was voted OUT Puerto Rico managed to leave a lot open to interpretation in an issue much overshadowed in this last election cycle.

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    Hey if Texas gets their way the flag won't have to be changed

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    As I told my eldest daughter when she asked about this, PR becoming the 51st state has been a "sure thing that will happen any year" since *I* was in elementary school (that's back in the 70s, because... well, I'm an old fucker)

    I see no advantage to the country in admitting any other state, but plenty to the territory coming in. Considering the state of the country as a whole economically, I don't see it happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rantz View Post
    As I told my eldest daughter when she asked about this, PR becoming the 51st state has been a "sure thing that will happen any year" since *I* was in elementary school (that's back in the 70s, because... well, I'm an old fucker)

    I see no advantage to the country in admitting any other state, but plenty to the territory coming in. Considering the state of the country as a whole economically, I don't see it happening.
    you should charge them to join. Any prospective state has to pay 2% of your national debt. IF you get 50 suckers to join you'll be debt free.

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    Untapped tax revenues!!!
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    PR already petitioned to secede if they become the 51st state.

    (Wait.....did PR just time travel.....woooah<---spoken in Keanu Reeves voice)

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    Hedging their bets huh?

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    Well we own it so not much of a change besides taxes I guess. I say do it. Why not?

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    Hell, bring them in, we need the revenue.

    I am not sure of the process, but if a House vote is needed to approve, it won't happen. The Republicans are not putting any more guaranteed Democratic seats in Congress, especially two more in the Senate.

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    That would really screw up the flag's design.......so..........
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    what difference does it make if they become a state or not? They already have all the benefits of being a state without any responsibility of being a state. Their impoverished even get US food stamps and US welfare. Their education system, transit system, heck their entire infrastructure is paid by the US government. And they don't have to pay taxes to the US government. Why on earth would they want to be a state?

 

 

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