Puerto Rico as the 51st State?
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Discussion Forums > The Club House > Puerto Rico as the 51st State?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-15-2012, 01:33 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TimL2952's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lockport,New York
Posts: 1,344
Liked 192 Times on 134 Posts
Likes Given: 315

Default Puerto Rico as the 51st State?

In November 2011, documents were presented that consider admitting Puerto Rico to the Union as the 51st state.

My question to all of you is simply "What do you think??"

I'm using this topic as an Issue Proposal in my english class and would like some other views on the topic for my Exploratory Paper.

Puerto Rico has very limited representation in Congress (I think only one individual) and he has little to no input on serious matters.

Puerto Ricans are not subject to Federal Taxes such as an income tax unless they work in an American business or if they work inside the U.S.

It has been a U.S. Commonwealth since 1898 and since then we have admitted Oklahoma in 1907, Arizona and New Mexico in 1912, and Hawaii and Alaska in 1959.


Please...Keep it Civil. I would just like your thoughts on courses of action. Yes? No? Stay the same? Make a few changes??

__________________
TimL2952 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 02-15-2012, 01:38 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: ST.LOUIS,missouri
Posts: 2,555
Liked 128 Times on 106 Posts
Likes Given: 246

Default

Great...Going to need a new flag with more stars.......

__________________
LONGHAIR is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 01:43 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DodgerBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Maricopa county, AZ
Posts: 769
Liked 80 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 36

Default

No for 2 reasons right off the bat. didn't even have to think of these two.

1. We can't afford the 50 we have now

2. I have a feeling P.R. will be another burden Like California for example.

It will give the democrats more electoral votes I'm guessing. Just another Blue State catering to liberals.

__________________

Loyalty can't be bought at any price;
but it can be rented remarkably cheaply.

DodgerBlue is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 01:49 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TimL2952's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lockport,New York
Posts: 1,344
Liked 192 Times on 134 Posts
Likes Given: 315

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DodgerBlue View Post
No for 2 reasons right off the bat. didn't even have to think of these two.

1. We can't afford the 50 we have now

2. I have a feeling P.R. will be another burden Like California for example.

It will give the democrats more electoral votes I'm guessing. Just another Blue State catering to liberals.
I was considering these points. But, Puerto Rico's biggest voice is from a Republican Representatives in Florida. Also, people think that the 50 million we spend on them a year in relief could be curbed if they are subject to our taxes, and would help U.S. tourism.

although a large portion of the nation/commonwealth/thing is under the poverty line
__________________
TimL2952 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 01:59 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
vincent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Mid-Atlantic NC
Posts: 4,122
Liked 1958 Times on 1030 Posts
Likes Given: 4286

Default

Can you link us up to the Nov. 2011 documents? I wouldn't know where to begin looking for that proposal...

__________________
Member NRA, GOA, GRNC, SAF, NAGR

Proud Supporter of USA Shooting
vincent is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 02:03 AM   #6
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Detroit,mi
Posts: 3,064
Liked 1039 Times on 626 Posts
Likes Given: 227

Default

What is the benefit to the other 50 states to have PR as a state?

__________________
partdeux is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 04:01 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kenhesr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: SE, Ia
Posts: 350
Default

I don't think the Puerto Ricans would vote for statehood? In fact I think they have voted it down before?

Why pay taxes when you get the bennies with no out of pocket.

__________________

"The older I get, The better I was"

kenhesr is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 04:19 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: West, by God, Funroe,Louisiana
Posts: 18,707
Liked 9206 Times on 5058 Posts
Likes Given: 74

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kenhesr
I don't think the Puerto Ricans would vote for statehood? In fact I think they have voted it down before?

Why pay taxes when you get the bennies with no out of pocket.
I think you may be correct. I don't know for sure, but I seem to recall the option being presented to them on more than one occasion.
__________________
trip286 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 04:25 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Vancouver,WA
Posts: 6,165
Liked 5007 Times on 2428 Posts
Likes Given: 1601

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DodgerBlue View Post
No for 2 reasons right off the bat. didn't even have to think of these two.

1. We can't afford the 50 we have now

2. I have a feeling P.R. will be another burden Like California for example.

It will give the democrats more electoral votes I'm guessing. Just another Blue State catering to liberals.
+1 Dodgerblue

Last thing we need is another Left leaning state with ****ty gun laws. They're on an island and can stay there.

Tack
__________________
Tackleberry1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 04:29 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Reno,Texas
Posts: 10,211
Liked 6576 Times on 3639 Posts
Likes Given: 27929

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DodgerBlue View Post
No for 2 reasons right off the bat. didn't even have to think of these two.

1. We can't afford the 50 we have now
I know how we can fix that. We could sell California, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois and make a huge profit off of them. Plus, it would solve several of our other problems at the same time.
__________________
texaswoodworker is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
51st State: South California falseharmonix Politics, Religion and Controversy 20 07-17-2011 10:38 PM
State Mythology Series: Washington State ( Nod to Benning ) Dillinger The Club House 19 01-05-2010 10:49 PM