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Old 02-15-2012, 03:46 AM   #11
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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.
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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.
All the states you list have negative debt to income ratios...
Sell them at a massive profit?
I'm guessing you don't manage money for a living.

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All the states you list have negative debt to income ratios...
Sell them at a massive profit?
I'm guessing you don't manage money for a living.

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We'd still be better off without them.
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We'd still be better off without them.
"For Sale by owner, take over payments" problem solved, and we'd save money which, in two years we could look back and count as "profit"
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We'd still be better off without them.
OP here....I'm from NY :/ guess I could just move to PR...I speak enough spanish
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Texas Wood, please look at the most powerful gun crab in American history. This did not come from any of the states you mentioned. The tenure of Lyndon Johnson and his Austin Staff was the most oppressive gun control move in history. Please review the 1968 Gun Laws passed by the Lyndon Johnson New Dealers, it was real bad. The Texas New Dealers delt gun owners a crushing blow. We need to view this as a battle where we are all brothers its not just a regional problem.
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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.
Why not just sell the cities that are causing the problem instead? "LA, San Fran, Chicago, Albany, and NYC $25 trillion OBO for all. Free gift if you buy today! All of New Jersey! Call 555-5555 if interested. Operators are standing by."

Yep, it's a joke, but think of the long term savings.

On PR as #51. I don't think that they will go for it. Plus or government can't afford the ones they have, why would they want another one pizzed at them? Just my $.02.
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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.
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All the states you list have negative debt to income ratios...
Sell them at a massive profit?
I'm guessing you don't manage money for a living.

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Sell them "as is".

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Why not just sell the cities that are causing the problem instead? "LA, San Fran, Chicago, Albany, and NYC $25 trillion OBO for all. Free gift if you buy today! All of New Jersey! Call 555-5555 if interested. Operators are standing by."
"If you call right now you get 'Chicago' for $25 trillion dollars. But wait, there's more. If you are one of the first 4 callers we will throw in another city for the same low price of $25 trillion dollars."
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I don't think it should be done because we got enough problems with 50. Then we would have more over payed politician's. The ones we have can't run the country!
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Sell them "as is".



"If you call right now you get 'Chicago' for $25 trillion dollars. But wait, there's more. If you are one of the first 4 callers we will throw in another city for the same low price of $25 trillion dollars."
To pull this off you'd need very dumb buyers with very deep pockets. That's not a combination you come across too often.
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NO way!!!! , Our government is already got us in enough sh!t without them . 56% of PR is poverty stricken thats just more people milking off the system that cant pay taxes anyway . Time to leave good enough alone and worry about what we already have here thats in trouble .
All though if we could trade their 3.7 million people for Chicagos 18 million people maybe we would still be better off

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