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  •  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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