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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:'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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      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.

      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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