But since the leadership of both parties knew that this was a practical impossibility for all the reasons discussed in this articlethen both the PPD and PNP were lying to the Puerto Rican people, with a fake issue, in order to get elected.
Statutes and laws that are passed in the US would be applied to the people in Puerto Rico, but they are not given the chance to vote on certain issues. It boosts tax revenue for the US.
Making it a state would greatly improve such a system and give Puerto Ricans access to government medicine. This is not right and so very wrong. From the beginning, full-fledged independence has never been a popular option among Puerto Ricans.
Those countries have a few millon at the most.
Once the Jones-Shafroth Act is abolished then the likes of Geraldo Rivera and Luis Guiterrez can and will be stripped of their US citizenship and deported back to the island of Puerto Rico where they and their loyalties belong, no matter if they were born in the United States.
InObama won the state and its 29 electoral votes by a margin of just From the beginning, full-fledged independence has never been a popular option among Puerto Ricans.
When the issue of statehood for Puerto Rico comes up, that resentment will express itself with two words: Inhe won it with Culturally, Puerto Ricans have never clearly embraced it.
The two current options are statehood or independence. Could Puerto Rico really become the 51st US state? Nearly half of all people in Puerto Rico are living under the poverty line, and its integration as a full state would bring job opportunities and a wealth of benefits to a country that desperately needs it.
It allows for an improved quality of life. But now there is going to be another vote in October. The United States must not allow Puerto Rico to become the 51st state because more of these people would flood into the United States from Puerto Rico to cause more caos and mayhem.
Things, such as the right to vote and other benefits, are not given to Puerto Ricans, but they are allowed to fight in the US military and can also own lands in the US.Puerto Rico is not a “commonwealth.” It is a colony.
The US governs its economy, currency, international trade relations, import/export quotas, shipping, consumer prices, judicial code, military, postal system, FCC licensing, and the US congress has plenary jurisdiction (veto power) over any law.
In case you haven’t heard, there was a recent referendum in Puerto Rico where voters decided that Puerto Rico should become the 51st state.
Well, as a registered voter in Puerto Rico, I’m here to tell you that it won’t happen. Puerto Rico is not a state, and you have to wonder why. Puerto Rico has been a territory of the United States since — years.
Territories usually become States more quickly than that. If Puerto Rico were to become a state, it citizens would no longer be exempt from the federal income tax, forcing more people into the public dole due to the effects of increased taxes on a struggling economy.
Jun 12, · Watch video · Readers react to Puerto Rico’s vote to become the 51st state of the United States. Post to Facebook Adding Puerto Rico as a state will drag us down: Your Say Readers. Jun 12, · Puerto Rico voted Sunday to become the 51st U.S.
state, but that is unlikely to happen any time soon, and it won't help the island's $70 billion bankruptcy.Download