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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old May 29th, 2006, 21:33 Thread Starter
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Will Puerto Rico become the 51st State?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old May 29th, 2006, 21:38
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No reason to. They get all the benefits without taxes.

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old May 29th, 2006, 22:00
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No. They always vote against independence and against statehood.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old May 30th, 2006, 04:18
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They have it better than any other state. Tax revenue keeps coming in with no taxes collected.

If PR decided to become a nation their economy would go down the drain right away.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old May 30th, 2006, 04:31
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There's a reason they aren't, regardless of their petitions and referenda. The rest of the nation doesn't want it.

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if Puerto Rico becomes a state, the Mets will probably move there as thats where the fan base is

I doubt they will become a state, they have too much pride
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Better them than Canada.

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We already have a communist state.

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People's Republik of Kalifornia.
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They aren't dumb enough to do that. They rather suck away aid money by branding themselves as a common wealth.

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Close, but no. Massachussetts.

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I don't think the Puerto Ricans are ready to sell their souls to the devil just yet...

Besides, them becoming the 51st state presents a tangible logistical dilemma. Where do you fit the extra star on the U.S flag?

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Close, but no. Massachussetts.
Massachesetts is full of drunk Irish people, when I was in Boston just walking around this 50-60 year old drunk Irish guy wanted to pick a fight with me for no reason
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