The United States vs. an individual, independent state.

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Since: Nov 12

Carolina, Puerto Rico

#2 Nov 27, 2012
The way I understand it is if Puerto Rico does become a state then taxes will increase, namely property taxes. With this increase in taxes will come more federal funding for things like roads, police, welfare.

There is a strong likelihood that Puerto Rico will go much deeper in debt.
Source:
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-...

Puerto Rico currently ranks number 57 in the amount of debt. The US ranks number 2.

On the law side of things codes for building will be more strictly enforced. This can be a good and bad thing. Building should be safer in principle but they will cost more to build.

This is by no means and exhaustive analysis but should help you get a better idea.

Since: Nov 12

Carolina, Puerto Rico

#3 Nov 27, 2012
I should also mention my bias. I favor Puerto Rico keeping things the way they are now and not becoming a state.

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#4 Nov 27, 2012
Porto Porto wrote:
I should also mention my bias. I favor Puerto Rico keeping things the way they are now and not becoming a state.
I will let Jorge take care of this.
TPMP

Bronx, NY

#5 Nov 27, 2012
LongIslander1987 wrote:
<quoted text>
I will let Jorge take care of this.
I'll catch hell for this.

I can deal.

But, i believe that may be Jorge.

You don't know the stunts he's pulled in the past...LOL!
TPMP

Bronx, NY

#6 Nov 27, 2012
It is definitely a regular. That much i know.

Could be the poster "Myth".

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#7 Nov 27, 2012
TPMP wrote:
It is definitely a regular. That much i know.
Could be the poster "Myth".
Interesting observation ... you may be right on the second guess. It sounds (reads) very similar to what Mythbuster would write.

Since: Nov 12

Caguas, Puerto Rico

#11 Nov 28, 2012
TPMP wrote:
<quoted text>I'll catch hell for this.
I can deal.
But, i believe that may be Jorge.
You don't know the stunts he's pulled in the past...LOL!
Hey this one is definitely on to us Jorge. On the internet there is a conspiracy around every corner. This thread definitely didn't disappoint.

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