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04-30-2010 05:24 AM  8 years agoPost 1
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Seems as usual that Glenn Beck was the only one that had the nads to bring this out!! Wonder where the Lame Stream Media was?? Oh I bet they all had there heads up Obama's arse as usual waiting to see if some little ole lady from the Tea Party was out to blow up something! After all he did call out the swat them on them yesterday

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- April 29, 2010
House Approves Puerto Rico Statehood Measure

The House voted Thursday to allow Puerto Ricans to decide their own political future and relationship with the United States.

The House voted Thursday to allow Puerto Ricans to change the island’s commonwealth status, in what critics are saying is a backdoor attempt to force Puerto Ricans into choosing U.S. statehood -- something Puerto Rican voters already have rejected three times.

The bill, which passed 223-169 and now must be taken up by the Senate, would introduce a two-step ballot measure for Puerto Rico to decide if its residents want to change their current relationship with the United States. If they vote to change their status, they can then choose to become a state, pursue independence, or seek some other "political association between sovereign nations."

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said that while Puerto Rico doesn't need congressional authorization to hold such a nonbinding vote, the bill could be a game-changer -- part of a plan, he said, to give the island's progressive activists "legitimacy" in a push toward statehood. Chaffetz suggested it was part of an effort to bring more Democrats into Congress.

"That's what some of us who understand this bill are so just frightened about," Chaffetz told radio and Fox News host Glenn Beck. "The majority of people in Puerto Rico don't even necessarily want this."

Puerto Rico became a U.S. territory at the end of the Spanish-American War. Those born on the island were granted U.S. citizenship in 1917 and Puerto Rico gained commonwealth status in 1952.

Today, Puerto Ricans serve in the military but can't vote in presidential elections. They do not pay federal income tax on income earned on the island.

Proponents of the new measure say it gives citizens of the island the right to self-determination.‬‪ ‬‪Thursday's action was nonbinding, and if Puerto Ricans eventually select statehood, Congress would still have to vote to admit the island to the union as the 51st state.‬‪ ‬‪

The issue divided Democrats and Republicans alike as liberal Democrats with ties to Puerto Rico teamed with conservative Republicans to oppose the measure.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., whose parents were born in Puerto Rico and who represents part of Chicago, slammed the bill on the House floor Thursday morning, calling it a device to "impose" statehood on residents who have repeatedly rejected the idea.

"Really it's designed to get one thing and one thing only, and that is to have the people of Puerto Rico accept statehood for themselves," he said. "Why don't we accept their wishes? … It's spelled the same in English as in Spanish: N-O. No. No."

The divides were particularly stark among members of the House Republican leadership team. House Minority Leader John Boehner,R-Ohio, voted against the legislation. Meantime, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence, R-Ind., voted in favor.

Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno (R) cobbled together more than 50 Republican sponsors in favor of the package.

But there was drama as the majority Democrats narrowly avoided an upset on the House floor.

Republicans attempted to add provisions to the legislation that would have made English the official language of a potential Puerto Rican state.

Republicans also tried to modify the bill by banning any infringement of the Second Amendment in Puerto Rico.

The Democratic majority defeated the GOP effort, 198-194.

Fox News' John Brandt and Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

http://www.glennbeck.com/content/ar...icle/198/39826/

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04-30-2010 05:37 AM  8 years agoPost 2
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are we sending welfare checks there yet?

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04-30-2010 06:00 AM  8 years agoPost 3
CWALDO123

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Well after we seat some crooked politicians down there we will be on the way....

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04-30-2010 02:15 PM  8 years agoPost 4
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are we sending welfare checks there yet?
Not sure but I believe we are giving them aid down there and have been.

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04-30-2010 04:15 PM  8 years agoPost 5
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Another Trojan Horse to get more Dems in Congress, and more Dem voters. Need more people that want something for nothing to keep voting them in.

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04-30-2010 06:32 PM  8 years agoPost 6
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Can we send them Obama ?

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05-01-2010 12:50 AM  8 years agoPost 7
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We have been sending welfare checks for a long time... The entire island is an overpopulated crime ridden scum hole.

My brother writes databse software and his company has been paid $10's of millions of dollars by the US government to upgrade the database software for the PR governments human resources, prison system, etc.

Once you get outside of the tourist district of Old San Jaun, the place is pretty much a filthy 3rd world crap hole.

It is my brother's second most hated place to go. Surinam is the first.

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05-01-2010 01:04 AM  8 years agoPost 8
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more welfare checks = more voters for obama and the dems.

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05-01-2010 01:37 AM  8 years agoPost 9
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They tried this before and they (Puerto Ricinas) didn't want it. They would have to pay taxes then. BUT it might be a push to get more Obummer votes in 2012

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05-01-2010 01:45 AM  8 years agoPost 10
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"might be"

ya think?

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05-01-2010 01:45 PM  8 years agoPost 11
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What does this mean for for us Americans if this happens?

"I just don't Listen" "

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05-01-2010 04:59 PM  8 years agoPost 12
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When the roman empire fell it divided into 10 nations. Why?

America as of now, we do not stand as one, building a country , that has been done, now we are divided as to the direction America should go,.

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05-01-2010 07:44 PM  8 years agoPost 13
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Once it becomes a state, we will officially become a dual language nation.

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