April 29, 2010
Puerto Rico as a state?? Even the Puerto Ricans don’t want it. They have voted THREE times and all three times the result was NO.
Why the big push all of a sudden to vote on it today. Then instead of asking on the PR ballot if they want to be a state, the question is: “do you want to maintain the status as is”. Why all the tomfoolery with this? Why all the secrecy??
Oh yes, the power and control. That’s ALL it is.
H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico statehood bill was brought to the House this week after a surprise announcement last Thursday. Debate on this bill has been severely limited by the way Democratic Leaders are managing the process. Democratic Puerto Rican Members of Congress are being shut out of the process and will be severely limited in their ability to debate the bill and offer amendments. Under the current Democratic Leadership, there will be less opportunity for Members and for the people of Puerto Rico to gain a better understanding of the bill.