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  •  Puerto Rican Statehood? Why buy the cow (2+ / 0-)
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    ycompanys, LordMike

    when you can get the milk for free?

    Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

    by Keith930 on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 06:58:18 PM PST

    •  Kind of a weird euphemism. Puerto Rico is not (1+ / 0-)
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      NotGeorgeWill

      milking anyone's cow.

      It's true that Puerto Ricans do not get all the benefits of a union. Sure there are some cultural and economic issues that Puerto Ricans will have to decide.

      Benefits:
      Minimum wage
      Political representation and power on the national level
      More support for Education, Social Security and other social welfare and anti poverty programs.
      Government and private investment.

      Possible disadvantages:
      Less autonomy
      Federal Income taxes
      More Americanization of language and culture

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