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PUERTO RICO Puerto Rico many good things come from there Beautiful beaches beautiful women and a beautiful culture However one thing that does not come from Puerto Rico is money tax dollars to be exact Why is it that the United States sends millions of dollars in financial aid to Puerto Rico and nothing comes back The Puerto Ricans are a commonwealth not a state thats why Fifty years ago a commonwealth was more of a protected country rather than a state Today however a commonwealth is equivalent to a leech a moocher Puerto Rico basically rules itself it has its own form of government and it has its own industry soo why does it need the United States Puerto Rico needs the United States because the United States equals free money The US ships millions of dollars in aid to Puerto Rico with nothing coming back in return Why is that Its because technically a commonwealth has the same basic rights as a state There are a few exceptions though First its citizens are not true citizens of the United States Second its citizens cannot vote in American national elections However this is not a real problem because the Puerto Ricans can vote in their own elections and the US legislature does not have a huge amount of effect on Puerto Rico The pluses to being a commonwelath of the United States of America are numerous The largest is that the Puerto Ricans receive all the same aid as any other United States citizen They can receive welfare Medicare and everything other federal aid program without having to pay taxes What kind of deal is that They get everything for nothing Thats is definitely not a good deal Has anything ever been done to change it As a matter of fact every certain number of years The Puerto Rican pubic votes on whether or not it wants to accept the United
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