Big article on the issue of Puerto Rico
by JeremiahTheMessiah, Tue May 01, 2007 at 06:49:14 PM EDT
Basically this. If Puerto Rico is a state, we get 2 Democratic senators, and 6 Democratic Representatives from them. If they are a state, they get federal funding for things.
The other position is "we want to be commonwealth" which basically means they remain a US Territory but the United States can give them federal funding anyways. That is not likely to pass through congress, yet that is where the people of Puerto Rico are mainly divided.
I'm for Puerto Rico becoming a state. We wouldn't force them to change their language, or we shouldn't, I'd be ashamed of our government if we tried to change that. They should have the issue explained to them straight and then have them vote on it next election. That's how I feel, any other comments? I thought this was an interesting article.