The Colony Of Puerto Rico

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    There is a strong rumor going on, that the government of Puerto Rico is going to hand over the colony to Congress so that they can deal with it, because the way it is today it is becoming ungovernable. The U.S. has used Puerto Rico as a strategic point in the Caribbean since 1898 when they invaded it to defend the Homeland from any attacks from the south, namely Latin America and for no other purpose. The Congress will have to deal with the colony on its own. The government is claiming that the upcoming plebiscite is unfair, because it includes the colony as an option and that that would be like if the President celebrated a referendum where African Americans had two options to choose from: 1) Do you want to keep being free? or 2) Go back to slavery? That is indignant and should not be allowed. The colony cannot continue the way it is: Unemployment is 20 %; High poverty level. Their Tax rate is 38 %. It is up to Congress to take action on the Puerto Rican status issue, because the U.S. invaded Puerto Rico, and not vice versa. Puerto Rico as is, is a time bomb waiting to go off, for both the U.S. and for 3.7 Million American Citizens living on the island whom cannot vote for their Commander in Chief.
     
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    Our cononies are becoming troublesome?
    Why do they not have the same level of democracy that we do?
     
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    Republican Congress not likely to go along with it...
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    Puerto Rico gov upholds statehood in vote hit by boycott
    Jun 12,`17 -- Puerto Rico's governor is vowing to turn the U.S. territory into the 51st state after statehood won in a non-binding referendum hit by a boycott and low turnout that raised questions about the vote's legitimacy.
     
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    They are basically hoping for a bailout.
     

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