A New Push to Become the 51st State in an Ailing Puerto Rico
By RICHARD FAUSSET
MAY 16, 2017
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SAN JUAN, P.R. — It is a proudly Spanish-speaking territory at a time when the White House has taken down the Spanish version of its website. It is as materially poor as it is culturally rich. And Puerto Rico has entered a new and exotic version of bankruptcy, facing a staggering $123 billion in debt and pension obligations.
In short, it is difficult to imagine a worse time for governing-party officials in this struggling Caribbean commonwealth to persuade Washington it is ready to become the 51st American state.
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It’s funny when other groups are seeking the exit, this “state” wants to join.
Could it be for the perceived largess?
In that case, why would “We, The Sheeple” want them in the “club”.
And, if they had any “national aspirations”, then why would they take them into “the Le Brea Tar Pits” of this “union”, or any union.
“I sent the club a wire stating, PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION. I DON’T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT ME AS A MEMBER.” — Groucho Marx
If anything, spin them off into their own country with our apologies for bothering them all these years.
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