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Old 11-07-2012, 01:39 PM
 
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Why would we want Puerto Rico to become a state? They're already a big drain on welfare! They come and work here in the US for ten months out of the year and then go back and not have to pay any federal taxes
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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If they became a state, wouldn't they then pay federal taxes?
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Why would we want Puerto Rico to become a state? They're already a big drain on welfare! They come and work here in the US for ten months out of the year and then go back and not have to pay any federal taxes
Didn't see this?

//www.city-data.com/forum/polit...yesterday.html
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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Let them suffer right along with the rest of us.... it's lefty pay up time, besides I like that island....
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Why would a people vote to start paying Fed Income tax is beyond me.
They already had access to programs with no taxes.

Education has really dumbed down people, hasn't it ?
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Why would we want Puerto Rico to become a state? They're already a big drain on welfare! They come and work here in the US for ten months out of the year and then go back and not have to pay any federal taxes
Because they will vote Democrat, you silly.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Why would we want Puerto Rico to become a state? They're already a big drain on welfare! They come and work here in the US for ten months out of the year and then go back and not have to pay any federal taxes
Gosh and golly, we don't want no more of them "brown people" in the US.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Gosh and golly, we don't want no more of them "brown people" in the US.
Oh no...the race card.
Whodathunkit?
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Race, shmace. What fools would vote themselves to be taxed ? And for no good reason either. They had the best of both worlds..access to all programs and taxed for none.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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Should be a no brainer. Almost three million people and US Citizens. Fantastic potential as a tourist destination.

they may very well be democrats for a decade or two...but then the individual capitalist streak cuts in and they go Repub. Or we export a lot of Cuban-Americans from Miami....

I can't see maintaining it as a welfare haven.

If we won't let them in then cut them loose.
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