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OmniPundit
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re: Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about
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Democrats want PR's votes to count in Florida


Absolutely correct, but I think it's even more insidious than that.

The dems want statehood for PR -- 2 more dem senators, who would do their bidding.


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GumboPot
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re: Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about
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Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about


Because we have a lot of influential people in NYC and DC that own billions in Puerto Rican bonds and want to make sure they get paid their high interest rates on these poorly rated bonds. Assistance from the U.S. tax payer via federal funds by any means necessary is needed. Bail out, natural disaster funding, etc. or other means works fine because cash is fungible.

This is why Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney were in favor of the original Puerto Rician bond bailout. Romney's buddies at Bain Capital owed a shite ton of Puerto Rican bonds and they wanted to ensure that Puerto Rico was able to pay. Yields on these bonds were as high as 11% a few years ago. Now they are around 6%.

Another reason for Puerto Rican attention from our politicians is to flood Florida with Democrat voters.


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Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about
I saw where the governor of Mariana Islands wants Congress to act to eliminate birth-right citizenship. His islands are getting flooded with folks from Asia going there to give birth to American citizens.

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IslandBuckeye
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re: Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about
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What kind of work do you do over there? Or are you retired?


Clinical Pharmacist in hospital. It is great as knowledge base and acquired skills are greatly appreciated by physicians and staff.


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TBoy
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re: Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about
I've always wanted an appointment to be the High Judge of the Northern Marianas.


WMTigerFAN
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re: Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about
Aren't these all prime locations for asylum seekers?


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The Pirate King
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re: Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about
Squeaky wheel gets the grease. In this case the wheel that dislikes Trump


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Y.A. Tittle
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re: Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about
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Presumably because of closer proximity? Lower populations/economic relevance of other territories?



These seem to clearly be the biggest factors.

Also there are a lot of Puerto Ricans living on the US mainland. I think that has a lot to do with it as well, but it's likely a factor of the other two.

How many Guamians have you met?


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OldTigahFot
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re: Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about
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I’m willing to bet over half of our citizens have no idea about Samoa.


Isn't that where USC gets a lot of football players ?


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HempHead
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re: Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about
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We, who live in USVI, have asked that question a lot.



Where you at, baw? Up on top of the island? Red Hook? Charlotte Amalie?


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CelticDog
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re: Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about
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Thank you President Trump!





congress says hi.


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WeeWee
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re: Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about
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Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about


Puerto Rico is the biggest of the colonies (at least that is what the fricked up UN considers them) and held the most recent election trying to become a state. Plus the liberal media does not want Guam to become a state because it had a republican governor up until last year. They do want to risk giving the GOP 2 more senators.


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tiggerthetooth
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re: Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about
Because Puerto Rico is the one that would be mostly solidly dem.


It's the Chicago of the Caribbean. Extremely corrupt politicians and a crime infested place that's only looking to expand government.


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IslandBuckeye
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re: Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about
Red Hook. The last house on the left up Cabrita Point peninsula.


back9Tiger
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re: Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about
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Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about


They're as noisy as loud mouthed liberals that's why.


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Big Scrub TX
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Samoa
Interesting random fact: did you know that citizens of American Samoa are not American citizens like in all those other places you listed? They are just "American nationals".


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DeltaDoc
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re: Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about
XO Bistro is the spot.


IslandBuckeye
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re: Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about
After which you can stroll over to Duffy's Love Shack. Also Vessup Beach is a wonderful and underrated spot to snorkel if you swim East along the coast a bit. Just you, the fish, the turtles, the lobster,the conch, and the rays (with occasional nurse shark).


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NYNolaguy1
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re: Why does it seem like Puerto Rico is the only U.S. Territory ever talked about
Ironically people born in some territories are not US citizens but US Nationals, without the full rights of citizens.


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