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    Default Bloomberg rolls out plan to make Puerto Rico the 51st state

    Another welfare sewer state that will vote 95% democrat. I'd rather we abandon PR and not even have them as a territory.

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    jan 28 2020 Breaking with many of his fellow 2020 contenders, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is announcing his support for Puerto Rico becoming the nation's 51st state.

    It's in keeping with the strategy he's employed thus far in his late bid: targeting delegate-rich states and territories and skipping the first four early states altogether. Puerto Rico has 51 pledged Democratic delegates.

    He announced his stance in an Orlando Sentinel op-ed on Monday, alongside his plan for Puerto Rico's economic development.

    “For decades, Puerto Ricans and their interests have been ignored by Washington," Bloomberg wrote. "And there’s a simple reason why: They don’t have a vote in Congress. And so politicians don’t have to care how they feel... There’s a clear solution to this challenge that a majority of Puerto Ricans support. Most presidential candidates for president have been too afraid to back it. Not me. I’ll state it clearly: I support statehood for Puerto Rico. And as president, I will work to pass a bill making it a reality, subject to approval by the people of Puerto Rico – who will make the ultimate decision.”
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    They dont want it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celticguy View Post
    They dont want it
    I bet the ricans do want it since they could get more welfare. Of course the ones with jobs would have to pay federal income tax - something they do NOT do now.!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celticguy View Post
    They dont want it
    If they did, it would have already happened.

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    This is a great idea.

    D.C. should also be a state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Text Drivers are Killers View Post
    Another welfare sewer state that will vote 95% democrat. I'd rather we abandon PR and not even have them as a territory.



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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post


    PR is full of freeloaders that expects the U.S. to provide for them despite providing nothing in return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Text Drivers are Killers View Post
    I bet the ricans do want it since they could get more welfare. Of course the ones with jobs would have to pay federal income tax - something they do NOT do now.!!
    The Commonwealth government has its own tax laws and Puerto Ricans are also required to pay some US federal taxes, although most residents do not have to pay the federal personal income tax. ... Residents also pay federal payroll taxes, such as Social Security and Medicare taxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmymccready View Post
    This is a great idea.

    D.C. should also be a state.
    Just make it part of maryland. THINK, tranny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmymccready View Post
    This is a great idea.

    D.C. should also be a state.
    you do realize that DC was specifically created so it would NOT be a state right?.......if you want to change that, give it back to Virginia or Maryland, whereever it was carved out of......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celticguy View Post
    The Commonwealth government has its own tax laws and Puerto Ricans are also required to pay some US federal taxes, although most residents do not have to pay the federal personal income tax. ... Residents also pay federal payroll taxes, such as Social Security and Medicare taxes.
    They don't pay federal personal income taxes yet are quick to demand help in less than favorable conditions where the help is funded by federal income taxes they don't pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CFM View Post
    They don't pay federal personal income taxes yet are quick to demand help in less than favorable conditions where the help is funded by federal income taxes they don't pay.
    Funded by the general fund which is comprized if all revenue streams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celticguy View Post
    Funded by the general fund which is comprized if all revenue streams.
    Many of which they do not pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CFM View Post
    Many of which they do not pay.
    One of which they do not pay
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    Quote Originally Posted by PostmodernProphet View Post
    you do realize that DC was specifically created so it would NOT be a state right?.......if you want to change that, give it back to Virginia or Maryland, whereever it was carved out of......
    this dipshit doesn't care one lick about the Constitution and why we do what we do

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