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In Puerto Rico, Jeb Bush pushes for statehood

April 28, 2015

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In Puerto Rico, Jeb Bush pushes for statehood

CNN :

The former Florida governor and likely presidential candidate made the comments during a string of public events on the commonwealth, where he spent months campaigning for his father, George H.W. Bush, during his failed 1980 presidential campaign.

“Puerto Rican citizens, U.S. citizens, ought to have the right to determine whether they want to be a state. I think statehood is the best path, personally,” he said at Universidad Metropolitana de Cupey in San Juan. “I have believed that for a long, long while. I’m not new to this.”

With its primary awarding delegates, Puerto Rico is a popular stomping ground for presidential contenders. Mitt Romney picked up 20 delegates in the commonwealth during his primary battle with Rick Santorum in 2012.

Bush, who is fluent in Spanish and whose wife is from Mexico, spearheaded his father’s campaign in Puerto Rico back in 1980, helping him win the primary.

The push for statehood remains the biggest political flashpoint regarding the commonwealth. Proponents say statehood will help grant Puerto Rican citizens more rights and benefits as the 51st state, while opponents say it will increase their tax bill and dependence on the U.S. government. Puerto Ricans currently do not pay personal income taxes.

In November 2012, Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood for the first time in a nonbinding referendum. But final approval must come through Congress.

Bush said the next president should “use their influence” to make sure Congress takes an up or down vote on statehood. “This should be a question of self-determination,” he said. “That’s just a question of principle and morality, I think. It’s not a question of politics.”

Statehood is also supported by the Obama White House, which proposed $2.5 million for Puerto Rick on its 2013 budget to help the commonwealth hold another referendum.

Bush has indicated he’ll make his ties to Latino communities a main staple in his potential campaign. On Sunday, he had lunch in Miami with Zeus Rodriguez, the president of Hispanics for School Choice in Wisconsin, who was selected in a contest to eat with the governor. Following his trip to Puerto Rico, Bush heads to Houston to address the National Christian Hispanic Leadership Conference.

Speaking in both English and Spanish, Bush grew nostalgic about his days stumping for his father in Puerto Rico and suggested he would make a big play for the commonwealth.

“I learned how to organize intensely, here. I learned the passion. I learned how to drink a lot of Puerto Rican rum,” he told reporters. “I had a blast. It was great.”

Dilema Estadista del Siglo 21

April 15, 2015

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POR ANTONIO VELÁZQUEZ ADMINISTRADOR Y CREADOR DE TIEMPO ESTADISTA

RESULTADOS DE LAS ELECCIONES EN PR 2012
Alejandro García Padilla 889,444 47.78%
Luis Fortuño 876,473 47.09%

Pedro Pierluisi 895,003 48.42%
Estadidad 824,195 61.11%
70808 votaron por Pierluisi pero no votaron por la ESTADIDAD

Luis Fortuño 876,473
Estadidad 824,195
52278 votaron por Fortuño pero no votaron por la ESTADIDAD

Alejandro García Padilla 889,444
Estadidad 824,195
65249 votaron por AGP pero no votaron por la ESTADIDAD
(en este caso por que la estadidad se quedo corta)

SE DICE CON MUCHA FRECUENCIA DE MANERA CERTERA DE QUE LA ESTADIDAD GANO. PERO CON ESTOS RESULTADOS PODEMOS CONCLUIR QUE AUN GANANDO LA ESTADIDAD HAY MUCHA GENTE QUE SIMPLEMENTE LE IMPORTA MAS QUIEN VA A GOBERNAR EL TERRITORIO O LA COLONIA. LA ESTADIDAD DEBIO OBTENER MAS VOTOS QUE NINGUN POLITICO.  NINGUN CANDIDATO DEL PNP GANA SIN EL VOTO ESTADISTA. PEDRO PIERLUISI, LUIS FORTUÑO Y ALEJANDRO GARCIA PADILLA NO SON MAS IMPORTANTES QUE LA ESTADIDAD. ANALICEN Y REFLEXIONEN.

DILE NO A LA 933A, PUERTO RICO NO ES UNA NACIÓN EXTRANJERA NI POR CULTURA, LEY O TRATO CONTRIBUTIVO. PUERTO RICO ES UN TERRITORIO DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS Y CON ORGULLO UN FUTURO ESTADO DE LA UNION.

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