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Old 04-29-2010, 04:24 PM
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Oppose Statehood for Puerto Rico (HR 2499)

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Take Action - Tell your Congressman to vote NO on the Puerto Rico Democracy Act (H.R. 2499) today!

Puerto Rico Democracy Act ? Legislation Biased in Favor of Statehood | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.

Statehooders also believe that, while we are part of the U.S. economy and not able to vote for the President, and our lack of representation in congress, we are at a great disadvantage in obtaining our fair share of federal programs and funds. Under statehood, Puerto Rico would be entitled to two (2) Senators and six (6) Representatives.

Statehood will complete the full rights and benefits package of American Citizenship, now missing as an American Citizen from in Puerto Rico.

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The dilemma with progressive parrots is that they are willing to trade of our children's and their future, our religion, our culture, our economy, our liberty, and our form of gov't for the evil rights to fornicate, have perverse relationships, do drugs, kill babies, tell others what to think, see, say, breath, to pay all fines and taxes their progressive masters dictate, how and when to get sick and who is going to pay for it and how much they will pay or go to jail or die, print more deficit funds to spread the imaginary wealth to the poor, flood our Country with immigrants to bankrupt our Country, unequal justice, adoption of single parent momism or completely give up your kids to the state to raise and indoctrinate to avoid fatherism, and the promotion of institutionalization, and the mental health pacification of the population. Yeah, I'd say there is no dilemma in the eyes of our enemies....
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Here is a message me and my wife sent to Washington:

To whom it may concern,

At a time when federal spending levels threaten the stability and future of our economy, it does not make sense to push a bill that favors admitting a 51st state that is so poor that taxpayer-funded welfare benefit spending would be guaranteed.

What about the $6 BILLION a YEAR we'd start spending on ADDITIONAL WELFARE PAYMENTS to Puerto Rico citizens?

I do not believe for one minute that the loss of illegal mexican immigrants will hurt our economy in the long run when our gov't hands out visas like candy, and has allowed immigrants from commonwealth countries, various other illegals, and refugees that have flooded into our communities over the last several years and are just as unemployed as everyone else. Our jails, prisons and other various institutions are loaded.... Our schools and other social programs are over loaded and broke.

Don't you just get sick and tired of even hearing the words democrat - republican? They are both the same! How much further do they have to take us into the Marxist/Fascist abyss before you realize that you and your kids heads are about to be cut off? Even Fox news keeps people caught up in this deadly two party myth. Wait broke the wagon....

So far the actual voting on really emense and progressive laws, policies and programs over the last 30 years or more have resulted in where we are today. Talk is cheap unless you work in congress.... Lies abound, and party planks or platforms do not reflect the actions of their members....

Mr. Beck also forgot to mention today the emense social costs to us , our communities, and our form of gov't that already exist in our Country from the mass migration of Puerto Ricans already in our Country.... He forgot to mention that we have no voice or vote in any of these major transitional, anti-American governmental votes, policies and practices taking place in OUR GOV'T!!!! Democratic Republic is dead!!!!

They are cutting gov't jobs here in NY, and talking about cutting social security and they want to give statehood to a third world country to make sure we are finished off while the traitors appear to get voted back in at the same time....Faith.....

I have been speaking out against the mass influx of Puerto Ricans here in NY for a long time now, and no one wanted to hear it because the progressive media was telling everyone it was good for us...and it is not! WHOLE COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO THIRD WORLD SOCIALIZED GHETTOS!

Just before the last presidential election gov't agencies state wide here in NY worked in lock-step to bus in large numbers of Puerto Ricans into our communities to sway the vote in our more conservative towns. People were outraged, and ignored! They got these people off the buses and helped them get on social programs and into new housing apt's meant for the elderly and helped them buy and pay for houses and cars. This will continue until we are all broke and out of work, or we march on Washington and put a stop to all of it once and for all before it is too late for us and our kids. This truly is do or die for all of us....

TRAITORS TO OUR REPUBLIC! REVOLUTION OR ENSLAVEMENT!

Regardless, I believe that many voted in the last election ( thanks ACORN) and they will try to vote in November. The polls have to be protected from voter fraud this time. The year that Salazar was elected in Colorado, 2.5 million new voters were registered. People here illegally do not have the right to vote in this country.

The Reconquista movement is not a myth.

Websites that referrence the May Day activities:

La Nueva Raza ( The new race)

http://nuevaraza.wordpress.com/
La Raza Unida ( The United Race)

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Another:
http://xicanopwr.com/2010/04/la-raza-wi ... -silenced/

Another:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/articl ... razas.html

Michelle Malkin on LaRaza and LaRaza events:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/articl ... razas.html

ALIPAC - National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguia - now in Obama's administration:

ALIPAC - May Day March Creates Dilemma for Hispanics

VOTE NO TO STATEHOOD FOR PUERTO RICO...OR BE TREASONOUS ENEMIES OF OUR REPUBLIC.

http://www.rules.house.gov/111/LegText/ ... 99_txt.pdf

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Puerto Rico has been a protectorate of the USA since when? Perhaps the Spanish American War, when the US got the Philipines, I think, not too sure, but it's been part of the US for as long as I can remember.

It appears that we give Peurto Rico money, because we are responsible for it. Why not allow them voting rights in congress, in fact why not try to spread democracy to places that are closer to us than the middle east?

Would you be against giving the people who live in Washington DC voting rights in congress, they don't have any senators?

On March 2, 1917 President Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones Law. This law granted Puerto Ricans American citizenship.

Also, Since Puerto Ricans are american citizens already, why deny them comgressional representation? Are mainland citizens more important than others? Should you tell Hawai'i that?
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It's my understanding that a majority of people in Puerto Rico don't want statehood which makes an attempt to change their status a bit of a fools errand IMO. If they decide they want in that would be the time to seriously consider it. Until then I favor keeping things as they are.

If anyone could make a case for taxation without representation it would be Puerto Rico, as well as paying into a system where their benefits aren't equal to Americans who pay into the very same system.
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Puerto Ricans are exempt from US income taxes.
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Puerto Ricans are exempt from US income taxes.
It wasn't just income taxes that I was referring to.

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The U.S. Government classifies Puerto Rico as an independent taxation authority by Federal Law 48 U.S.C. 734. Puerto Rico residents are required to pay U.S. federal taxes, import/export taxes, federal commodity taxes, social security taxes etc. The only exemption is federal income taxes since residents pay federal payroll taxes (Social Security and Medicare), as well as Commonwealth of Puerto Rico income taxes. All federal employees, plus those who do business with the federal government, in addition to Puerto Rico-based corporations that intend to send funds to the U.S., and some others also pay federal income taxes.

Because residents of Puerto Rico pay into Social Security, they are eligible for Social Security benefits upon retirement, but are excluded from the Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and the island actually receives less than 15% of the Medicaid funding it would normally receive if it were a U.S. state. Yet Medicare providers receive less-than-full state-like reimbursements for services rendered to beneficiaries in Puerto Rico, even though the latter paid fully into the system.
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It wasn't just income taxes that I was referring to.
Well that is THE main federal tax US citizens pay.

"U.S. federal taxes, import/export taxes, federal commodity taxes,"

Those are excise taxes which everyone regardless of citizenship pay if they apply.

"social security taxes etc"

Yes they participate in the system and I would be happy to support a measure to remove them from it and they can have their own system.

"Commonwealth of Puerto Rico income taxes"

Where they are represented in their own legislature.
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We all know the only reason they want this is because Puerto Rico will vote democrat. It's the same reason they want to allow convicted felons (both ex-cons and those incarcerated) to vote.
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