Fake Conservatives, Zach Wamp and Marsha Blackburn, COSPONSOR HR 2499 to make PUERTO RICO THE 51 STATESubmitted by fullofliberty on Fri, 04/30/2010 - 11:01
ZACH WAMP (WHOM VOTED FOR THE BANKER BAILOUT) COSPONSORED HR 2499 AND DID NOT BOTHER TO VOTE...
MARSHA BLACKBURN VOTED YES ON HR 2499 TO MAKE PUERTO RICO THE 51ST STATE?!?!
NEOCONS! RINOS! ARE ALIVE AND WELL IN TENNESSEE!!!!
Our Tennessee Representatives have betrayed us again!!!
There is nothing Republican or Conservative about supporting HR 2499!!! What could possibly be their reasoning? America is bankrupt, the Federal Government is on a shopping spree with your tax dollars, and we cannot afford any more mouths to feed...The Democrats do not need any additional Senators or Members of the House which they would be sure to get if Puerto Rico was made into a state!!!
I am a Barry Goldwater Republican or Constitutional Conservative. I attend Tea Parties. I believe America has been betrayed by the Republican and Democratic Parties. We must hold those who pose as 'Conservatives' accountable, and Zach Wamp and Marsha Blackburn are making very poor decisions. There is no amount of pressure of bribery that could make me vote for the BANKER BAILOUT, like Zach Wamp did... I know he has apologized but Tennesseans should think twice before electing Wamp as Governor. As for Marsha Blackburn, she votes the correct or constitutional way on a lot of issues but often votes in support of the United Nations...which is a direct threat to the sovereignty of our Republic.
HR 2499, Puerto Rico, and the possiblility of a 51st State:
* The U.S. would transform, overnight, into a bilingual nation. At least half of Puerto Ricans do not speak English, the language of our U.S. Constitution and founding documents.
* It would bring immediate demands for massive federal spending. The average income of Puerto Ricans is less than half that of our poorest state, and infrastructure and the environment are far below American standards. Puerto Rico has a population with a median national income of $17,741, nearly a third of that for the U.S.
* Puerto Rico is already a democracy. Despite the bill’s deceptive title, Puerto Rico already has an elected government and exists as a self-governed commonwealth of the U.S.
* Statehood would give Puerto Rico more congressional representation than 25 of our 50 states! It would inevitably give Democrats two additional U.S. Senators and 6 to 8 additional Members of the House.
"The United States’ unemployment rate remains high at 9.7 percent. States are in the unfair position of having to take immigration law into their own hands. Americans are angry about the overspending in D.C., increased taxes, an aggressive health care bill, and proposals for “cap and trade.” But despite all of these looming issues, what legislation does Congress plan to tackle today, April 29? H.R. 2499 (Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009), a piece of legislation that may allow Puerto Rico to become a state."