Congress at it again...trying to make Puerto Rico the 51st state...

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Lue C Fur, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    Would you please call the U.S. Representatives today and ask them to vote no on H.R. 2499? This is a trojan horse, middle of the night kind of bill that you may not have heard about yet. The Left is trying to label anyone who votes against this bill as a racist, so all representatives must be called!


    Congress is at it again!

    Now they are trying to sneak in a vote that would put Puerto Rico on the path to statehood. The only trouble is, they haven't exactly told US about it (sound familiar??).

    Please take a moment and read the information below, then pick up the phone and CALL YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE! ... Then call five friends and ask them to do the same! :)

    Click on to get your Representative's best phone numbers. Start with the DC offices, then move on the the LOCAL numbers!

    Demand your Representative vote NO on HR 2499

    Here's what Andrew Breitbart's had to say:
    There is a bill to make Puerto Rico a state. Again, they are trying to pull one over on us and on Puerto Ricans, who have consistently said they do not want to become a state. Read below for more information (from Eagle Forum). This was also discussed by Rep Tom Price on a conference call yesterday.

    Please consider this:

    * 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 of 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.

    H.R. 2499 is stealth legislation designed to lead to the admission of Spanish-speaking Puerto Rico as the 51st state, thereby making us a de facto bilingual nation, like Canada. The U.S. Congress should not be forcing Puerto Ricans to vote on statehood, especially since the Puerto Rican people have rejected statehood three times since 1991!

    No Member of Congress who describes himself as a limited government, fiscal conservative should be casting a YEA vote for H.R. 2499,as Puerto Rican statehood would cause an immediate increase in federal expenditures, particularly for taxpayer-funded welfare state services
  2. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    this issue has been put to a vote more than once and the P.R. people keep rejecting it.
  3. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    Lets hope they continue to do so.
  4. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I like the part where it mentions becomming bilingual like Canada. Again writers without a clue of us up north !
    Yes, officially we are bilingual, but far less then the US is !
    I don't have 2 newspaper boxes, like in Florida (spanish and english). Just english here.
    I also only have 1 french TV station, from the 150 or so I get on cable. Unlike in Florida, they must have 20+ spanish stations.
    We also don't have french (spanish) stores.
    You also don't hear french being spoken anywhere here in Alberta or western Canada. Where as in Florida, spanish is spoken everywhere.
    We also don't get flyers in french (spanish) in our mailboxes.

    And PR is smart not to join the US, esspecially now. Why would they ? To be in $200.000 debt per person as soon as they sign on ?
    I sure wouldn't !
  5. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    Klein, Did you notice all the mosquitoes down in PR?
    They are predominant in the northern areas, but absent in the south. The south is so much nicer.
    My opinion: This is one complete globe and everyone is welcome, everywhere. There needs to be controls and checks.
  6. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Never been to PR, but know americans don't need a passport to go there.
  7. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    It's really nice there. Far for you, but close for us in the SE USA. Cheap rum, good beaches, great history, casinos, whatever one wants. The south has some great surfing. Waves for fun/wind...
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Our cruise departed from Puerto Rico. We were there for two days and I hated it.....dirty & old.... too hot & too humid. Would much more prefer Hawaii !!