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originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: seasonal
My Step Mom is from Puerto Rico. I have to wonder if they wouldn't do better to vote for independence. Then they could tap into the World Bank, they could ally with the BRICS for money and arms. They could set up Banks to operate as offshore Banks for wealthy US Politicans to launder their ill gotten gains. They could make deals with the Cartels to operate as both a money laundering center and as a way station for the drugs trade.
So many options for profit. But if they just become another State, they'll find themselves no better off than Illinois or Michigan AND they'll find themselves a convenient dumping ground for refugees. Before long, Puerto Rico would become Puerto Ricostan.
originally posted by: Meldionne1
But.....according to Obama we have 57 states ??.... ( he he he )...... Personally, I don't think they will vote to become part of the U.S....Puerto Ricans are too proud of their country . ....but if they do vote to become part of the US...will they all learn English?