UN Puerto Rico Votes to Join U.S.A. as 51st State -

BR55

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Considering the root cause of their financial collapse is kinda our fault?
Yeah, fuck it, why not.
We can keep it at 50 states, we'll just get rid of one of the shit ones nobody likes, like Florida or North Carolina.
Add West Virginia back on to Virginia, merge the Carolinas and make Jefferson a thing. 3 solid Red states for the price of one shitty island.
 

AnOminous

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I don't think Puerto Rico's political parties translate very well into Dems or Reps tbh. Its Dem leaning but its a rather socially conservative place.



You want to trade one out of the three of America's cash cow's in exchange for a broke island that can't even grow bananas right?
I actually think it would be a reasonable compromise, since Republicans might, in theory, not want to admit a Democratic-leaning state into having 2 Senate seats, which is what we're really talking about, to split off a right-wing part of California into a separate state. Something including Orange County, for instance.

This compromise would preserve the small state balance of the Senate, make making Puerto Rico a state politically neutral, and plus, the stars would look nice. I'm pretty sure you could put 52 stars into just an aesthetically pleasing a shape as the 50 there now.
 

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It's 2017: colonies shouldn't be a thing anymore least of all for the United States. They should be forced to have a vote where the only two options are to become a state (after a 5 year transition period to get their shit together) or GTFO and try their hand at being a banana republic.

Getting rid of the Jones Act would fix most of their economic problems and I have a feeling they would be a swing state politically. I can't see traditional Latin Americans Catholics being very gung-ho on the Democrats given their current dalliance with Bill Nye tranny bullshit.
 

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I actually think it would be a reasonable compromise, since Republicans might, in theory, not want to admit a Democratic-leaning state into having 2 Senate seats, which is what we're really talking about, to split off a right-wing part of California into a separate state. Something including Orange County, for instance.

This compromise would preserve the small state balance of the Senate, make making Puerto Rico a state politically neutral, and plus, the stars would look nice. I'm pretty sure you could put 52 stars into just an aesthetically pleasing a shape as the 50 there now.
The Right-wing part of California is also the poorest region of California, especially since Orange County has bleeding blue recently. Creating a "six Californias" scenario would make things worse for the people who live in the rural areas of California considering that they have nothing in terms of an economy besides agriculture.
 
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Coldgrip

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You want to trade one out of the three of America's cash cow's in exchange for a broke island that can't even grow bananas right?
Yes.

Just make it an unincorporated territory and sink part of it into the ocean. Then build a wall around that and turn it into a prison.
 

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Remaking the flags would create lots of jobs so why not? They deserve to be a state.
Edit: or allow California to secede in its place, that would be a net gain
Texas would do fine as their own country as well.
 
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Pikimon

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No they wouldn't the entire reason why states like Texas, California and New York do well economically is because they're connected to one of the largest buying markets in the world without having to worry about tariffs or costs over trade.
 

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