ricardocerromar

Fajardo, Puerto Rico

#1 Aug 22, 2012
There is a strong rumor going on, that the government of Puerto Rico is going to hand over the colony to Congress so that they can deal with it, because the way it is today it is becoming ungovernable. The U.S. has used Puerto Rico as a strategic point in the Caribbean since 1898 when they invaded it to defend the Homeland from any attacks from the south, namely Latin America and for no other purpose. The Congress will have to deal with the colony on its own. The government is claiming that the upcoming plebiscite is unfair, because it includes the colony as an option and that that would be like if the President celebrated a referendum where African Americans had two options to choose from: 1) Do you want to keep being free? or 2) Go back to slavery? That is indignant and should not be allowed. The colony cannot continue the way it is: Unemployment is 20 %; High poverty level. Their Tax rate is 38 %. It is up to Congress to take action on the Puerto Rican status issue, because the U.S. invaded Puerto Rico, and not vice versa. Puerto Rico as is, is a time bomb waiting to go off, for both the U.S. and for 3.7 Million American Citizens living on the island whom cannot vote for their Commander in Chief.
Ricardo Marrero, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
mike

Cookeville, TN

#2 Aug 23, 2012
ricardocerromar wrote:
There is a strong rumor going on, that the government of Puerto Rico is going to hand over the colony to Congress so that they can deal with it, because the way it is today it is becoming ungovernable. The U.S. has used Puerto Rico as a strategic point in the Caribbean since 1898 when they invaded it to defend the Homeland from any attacks from the south, namely Latin America and for no other purpose. The Congress will have to deal with the colony on its own. The government is claiming that the upcoming plebiscite is unfair, because it includes the colony as an option and that that would be like if the President celebrated a referendum where African Americans had two options to choose from: 1) Do you want to keep being free? or 2) Go back to slavery? That is indignant and should not be allowed. The colony cannot continue the way it is: Unemployment is 20 %; High poverty level. Their Tax rate is 38 %. It is up to Congress to take action on the Puerto Rican status issue, because the U.S. invaded Puerto Rico, and not vice versa. Puerto Rico as is, is a time bomb waiting to go off, for both the U.S. and for 3.7 Million American Citizens living on the island whom cannot vote for their Commander in Chief.
Ricardo Marrero, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
It is up to the people of PUERTO RICO to make that decision for themselves and it is a common wealth not a colony and are US CITIZENS and not slaves.YES they vote in presidential elections and it does count so cut the gringos are the enemy routine thats getting old..

Since: Aug 10

Rochester, NY

#3 Aug 23, 2012
ricardocerromar wrote:
There is a strong rumor going on, that the government of Puerto Rico is going to hand over the colony to Congress so that they can deal with it, because the way it is today it is becoming ungovernable. The U.S. has used Puerto Rico as a strategic point in the Caribbean since 1898 when they invaded it to defend the Homeland from any attacks from the south, namely Latin America and for no other purpose. The Congress will have to deal with the colony on its own. The government is claiming that the upcoming plebiscite is unfair, because it includes the colony as an option and that that would be like if the President celebrated a referendum where African Americans had two options to choose from: 1) Do you want to keep being free? or 2) Go back to slavery? That is indignant and should not be allowed. The colony cannot continue the way it is: Unemployment is 20 %; High poverty level. Their Tax rate is 38 %. It is up to Congress to take action on the Puerto Rican status issue, because the U.S. invaded Puerto Rico, and not vice versa. Puerto Rico as is, is a time bomb waiting to go off, for both the U.S. and for 3.7 Million American Citizens living on the island whom cannot vote for their Commander in Chief.
Ricardo Marrero, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
You have brown skin and speak spanish. Republicans will never accept PR as a state!

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