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One of the main issues in Puerto Rico today is the problem of status Currently Puerto Rico is a Commonwealth or an organized incorporated territory Under Commonwealth it has control of its internal affairs has its own constitution flag anthem and elected governor According to Senator of Puerto Rico Charles Rodriguez the reality is that this status supported strongly by powerful American corporations who benefit from it financially is that its simply another form of old fashioned colonialism The three status options for Puerto Rico approved by Congress are independence associated republic and statehood Puerto Ricans today face the problem of choosing the option out of these three that would be the best one for their country I understand that the wisest decision Puerto Ricans can make is to vote for statehood since it would benefit greatly in almost every aspect of our lives Becoming a state would give Puerto Rico the opportunity of improving its economic situation Many people argue that if Puerto Rico becomes a state we would have to pay Federal income taxes and therefore we would have to pay more money to the government than we do now But what they dont know is that since we dont pay Federal taxes Congress is not very inclined to give financial aid for many of our local programs Therefore the Puerto Rican government has to come up with the money by itself And how does the government come up with this money By raising the local taxes of course So if Puerto Rico becomes part of the United States it doesnt mean that there would have to be an increase on tax paying On the contrary there wouldnt be much of a change at allGoachet Other people state that the United States doesnt want us anyways since we would cost them much more than we give them Well did you know that Puerto Rico is the United States sixth largest consumer
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