Should Puerto Rico become the 51st state
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New Mexico is a bilingual state but a state regardless. Puerto Rico is all ready bilingual language wont be much of a barrier. If it is, interpreters can be hired to translate languages. It costs approximately $2,700 for a certificate to interpret. Since some Puerto Ricans cant speak, interpreters would increase the jobs available for Puerto Ricans.
Because of this, the unemployment rate won"t go down, it would go up.
If any Puerto Ricans don't approve of our current president, by the time they join us, it will be time to elect a new president. It would be a great way to celebrate them joining the US by them voting as American citizens.
If Puerto Rico joined the US they would become part of a strong nation and make us stronger. They might be able to convince the US to trade with other countries. They could put their new spot in congress to good use.
if they became independent they are already in poverty. Independence would make them poorer. Their debt is almost 70 billion
It's Pert Rico's fault that they have $70 billion dollars (Or more) debt. They sell bonds carelessly,so why should US mainland help them when they brought the crisis to themselves?
Also, "The unemployment rate won't go down, it would go up" Isn't the lower the unemployment rate is, the better? Unless I am misunderstanding something here?
"Independence would make them poorer" The 1998 showed that 50% of the Puerto Rico want nothing changed.
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Vote Placed by birdlandmemories 2 years ago
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