Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Puerto Rico, the 51st (or 58th) State of Utter Despair?

The House will vote this week on HR 2499, to make Puerto Rico a state. Our incompetent government seems intent on enacting every possible law to damage the nation as much as possible without considering the impact, as if there wasn't enough financial woes already ailing the 50 states the US already has (or 57 states if you are Obama).

I received this action item for citizens to contact their representatives and ask them to vote no.[capwiz:queue_id
"Why we do not want Puerto Rico admitted as the 51st state:
- The U.S. would transform, overnight, into a bilingual nation. At least half of Puerto Ricans do not speak English, the language of our U.S. Constitution and founding documents. The Washington Times article, "Puerto Rican statehood," analyzes all the implications of adding a foreign language-speaking state to the Union.
- It would bring immediate demands for massive federal spending. The average income of Puerto Ricans is less than half that of our poorest state, and infrastructure and the environment are far below American standards. Puerto Rico has a population with a median national income of $17,741, nearly a third below that for the U.S.
- Puerto Rico is already a democracy. Despite the bill's deceptive title, Puerto Rico already has an elected government and exists as a self-governed commonwealth of the U.S.
- Statehood would give Puerto Rico more congressional representation than 25 of our 50 states! It would inevitably give Democrats two additional U.S. Senators and 6 to 8 additional Members of the House."

A true patriot would object to this bill, not because they harbor ill will for the people of Puerto Rico as the left will probably allege, but object on the grounds that it is not what is best for America as a nation.

Aside from the noted bi-lingual issues and the fact that Puerto Rico is already a democracy, statehood would assist the statists to accomplish their objectives to achieve control of the nation they plan to destroy. If we consider some background information on Puerto Rico, it is easy to see why statehood is useful to the statists.

According to the CIA Worldfact book, Puerto Rico's population of almost 4 million has an average annual income of $17,200, a labor force of 1.5 million (as of 2007) and negative economic growth.

First, in addition to the statists' other proposed bills to add felons and illegal aliens to the voting rolls, this bill will enable them to add another 4 million non-taxpaying voters to the voter roll. This is just an another additional attempt to leave no stone unturned to steal the election, further enabling them to achieve their ultimate goal of a welfare state.

The financial impact of the 4 million on the nation will be devastating. Since they will be below the poverty level, they will be draining the US taxpayer of free services, getting housing, food stamps, welfare, free health care, etc., and contributing nothing to our economy.

They will also collect social security without having paid anything into the system. Social security is already on the verge of bankruptcy as it is inflicted with such significant unfunded liabilities that leaves the existing taxpayers without funds to collect. It is bad enough that the system is bankrupt, and that illegals already collect social security without having paid anything, but is is even more outrageous to add an additional 4 million people to this ponzi scheme.

So with a population below the US poverty level, 2.5 million unemployed, and a shrinking economy, what does the US gain from considering making Puerto Rico a state? In a word, nothing. Unless you are a statist of course, in which you will gain a stronger foothold in control of a nation and be steps closer to achieving the dream of tyranny and an oppressive regime.

What does Puerto Rico gain from becoming a state? It gains the status of being a welfare state, as Puerto Ricans pay the ultimate price when they forfeit their freedom, thus rendering them a state, and a state of utter despair at that.

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