Puerto Rico voters approve on referendum on statehood. Should Should Puerto Rico become a State?
I must say as a natural born Puerto Rican I've always dreamed about our island becoming a State. Is true that Puerto Rican's pay no federal taxes, only those Puerto Rican residents who are federal employees, or who do business with the federal government, Puerto Rico-based corporations that intend to send funds to the U.S., etc However, we do contribute to Social Security and Medicare.
So what are your thoughts?
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PR has had many opportunities to become a state, but they've always voted against it due to the tax issue. Obviously, if they become a state, they will start paying federal taxes.
I'm fine with whatever they decide to do. It's just important to know that it's been PR's choice all along. Many Puerto Ricans believe (or pretend to believe) that the US has denied them statehood in some way, but that's not the case. The only people who really think that are those who think PR should be allowed to become a state without having to pay taxes like a state, and it just doesn't work that way.1