A Reader Is Willing To Wave Goodbye To Puerto Rico, But It`s Probably Not Going Anywhere

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From: Pete
Brittain [
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Re: Matthew
Richer`s article


Newt Gingrich:
The Aspiring Americano President

Until I read Matthew Richers`s
article, I thought that old Newt was the man. How
disappointing…I will register as an independent from
now on. Gingrich is just another politician who
subscribes to the
"Three Ps"
theory: Power, Party and Personal Gain.
Another blow was reading that Republicans want Puerto
Rico to become a state. That is a mind blower. I
delivered mail to

"Spanish Harlem"

during Christmas vacation from college in the early `60s
and a lot of the residents there only knew one word of
English…"relief." Puerto Rico should be cut free and float into the
Atlantic. Having it as a state would be a welfare
disaster.

Thanks for opening my eyes. I`m
still stunned.


James Fulford writes:
One of the earliest pieces I wrote here was


Wall Street (Journal) Story?
,
about Puerto Rican migration to the mainland. Barone


insisted
in the
Wall Street Journal
that "It is



possible

that the flows of people across the border will in time
be in equilibrium, as the flow of people from Puerto
Rico to the mainland U.S. has been since 1961."

Problem one is that it isn`t in equilibrium, the



net migration rate

in 2010 being .91, meaning that more people leave than
enter.


Problem two is that the only
reason more people who could come to America in search
of the Yankee dollar don`t do so is that the Federal
Government ships many, many


Yankee dollars to
the Commonwealth
,
partly in the form of


Los Cupones
,
a food stamp-like
program.


Puerto Rican
independence

would save the US a lot of money.