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Most people in Puerto Rico are happy the way things are. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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Let it become a UN protectorate or something equally useless.
Aren't the 2- sorry two since it costs more- totally synonymous?
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I think that it is a good indicator of reality on the ground. Haiti is indeed a place where the priveleged few are educated and having been well inculcated with anti Western moral relativism and oligarchical self interest, of course the "intellectual" kleptocracy of the elites, who have been so instrumental in maintainng the poverty of Haiti, hate the US Marines and all they represent.
I would love to see THAT paragraph in a Russian magazine, but Putin would probably just have that reporter poisoned.
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Most people in Puerto Rico are happy the way things are. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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It ain't broke for them,but it's broke for us.The next vote in PR shouldn't be state or status quo,it should be state or independent nation.I'm sure they'll choose statehood.
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Puerto Rico has certain tax advantages from being a Commonwealth. The people are American citizens, but have a much lower cost of living, and still get the same rate of SSI, Medicare/Medicaid and Food Stamps as they do in say, New York City. Besides, on the Island they can be Puerto Rican without Rednecks hassling them. It is a win/win situation for them. I compare it to being Poor Black in New Orleans before Katrina.

Besides if we let them vote again on Independence, what is to stop the recent Hispanic influx from demanding votes on the Southwest returning to Mexico? I know, they will still move to Anglo territory, because that's where the good jobs are.

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Puerto Rico has certain tax advantages from being a Commonwealth. The people are American citizens, but have a much lower cost of living, and still get the same rate of SSI, Medicare/Medicaid and Food Stamps as they do in say, New York City. Besides, on the Island they can be Puerto Rican without Rednecks hassling them. It is a win/win situation for them. I compare it to being Poor Black in New Orleans before Katrina.
Like I said,it ain't broke for them,but it is for us.And there aren't any rednecks hassling them in NYC.
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