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Old 11-07-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: New England
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BBC News - Puerto Rico wants to become the 51st state of the US

Voters in Puerto Rico have supported a non-binding referendum to become a full US state.
The measure will require approval from the US Congress, but President Barack Obama has said he will respect the vote.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Miami sometimes Australia
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Hopefully Americans will learn Spanish now without seeing it as a threat to their national identity. Being bilingual is a definite advantage in the job market. Now jobs are so hard to find, it is important.

The future of the US is going to see it integrated with and a part of Latin America
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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There is another thread on this already
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: New England
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Sorry, I went thru and looked but didn't see one.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Are we going to exhume and revive Betsy Ross to sew a new flag ?
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:55 PM
 
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Florida
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We just got back from PR.
Do you realize they pay NO federal taxes but are entitled to all the government hand out programs?
Everyone we talked to do not want to become a state.
It's being reported that the ballot was confusing.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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We just got back from PR.
Do you realize they pay NO federal taxes but are entitled to all the government hand out programs?
Everyone we talked to do not want to become a state.
It's being reported that the ballot was confusing.
Yes I knew that. And that's why is surprising that PR did vote to become a state.
they are on the losing end now.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:08 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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I don't think the House will let them be a state.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:10 PM
 
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We just got back from PR.
Do you realize they pay NO federal taxes but are entitled to all the government hand out programs?
Everyone we talked to do not want to become a state.
It's being reported that the ballot was confusing.
One more reason they should be set adrift ,no morefree loaders who don't pay taxes.
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