Congress set to vote about Puerto Rico Statehood

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    House Vote On Puerto Rico's Future Divides Hispanic Lawmakers - FOXBusiness.com

    Looks like the House is planning to vote on a resolution on whether Puerto Rico will have a vote on becoming the 51 state. The vote is happening on Thursday.

    I think we should be welcoming more States in the Union if they choose. But something is fishy about the timing. Not exactly sure what but it just feels off. They have more important things to be focusing on.
     
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    I wonder how the Flag would look like Adding one more Star..

    But yes, I'd welcome a new state..

    fishy? like what?
     
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    Not sure. Just a feeling.
     
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    The people there always reject being a state.

    Its not going to happen.
     
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    Agreed. Puerto Rico has been offered Statehood before and they shot it down....it's easier to receive billions in aid as a territory and pay no taxes than it is to be a State and let the President trample all of your rights into the ground. I think the motive, however, is potentially 2 million new votes, another 2 Senators and god knows how many House members.
     
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    You have it right, as they are now they don't pay income taxes, why should they subject themselves to that and other things when they can ride teh gravey train for free?
     
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    58 states!! We're gonna need a bigger flag. Maybe the liberals could burn all the old ones - we know how much they love burning the symbol of freedom.
     
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    Why praytell? Just what would a shithole like PR add to the USA beyond two more communist Senators and five or so communist members of the House?

    Just declare then independent and end the drain on the USA taxpayer.
     
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    Can we make Israel a new state too?
     
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