Who's the President of Puerto Rico?

President of Puerto Rico: Barack Hussein Obama II

Did you know that only Cuba and Puerto Rico are the only countries in Latin America that do not vote for their President?

How does the United States pretend to be the guard of democracy when they have 4,000,000 citizens in Puerto Rico that can't vote for their President?

Being a colony of the United States has changed the lives of five generations and granted them a shot at democracy and an abridged version of the American Dream. But after 112 years of playing in the minor leagues, don't we deserve our shot at the big leagues?

Our sons and daughters have made their mark on the US honor roll. I invite you to find a state that has earned more Purple Hearts per capita in combat than our island. Al Pacino said it in Scent of a Woman, "Puerto Ricans make the best soldiers." Our people are never afraid to defend the red, white, and blue.

If you move here, you will lose your right to vote for the President even when you can vote in the primaries. You will have no voting member in Congress yet you will be available for a military draft if such need were to arise and you would have no say in the laws that applied to your daily life. You would pay full Medicare payroll taxes but your benefits would be capped at 30% of the national average. The climax of this absurd inequality was reached recently when the new health care law was being debated in Congress. Up to the last minute, coverage for immigrants seemed to fare better than for the Medicare payroll tax paying US citizens in the island of Puerto Rico. With no voting Congress representatives, the island was threatened to be excluded (we were finally appeased with an increase in benefits but not equality) despite our full tax contribution to the program.

I hope You start to see the whole picture...

Puerto Rico the 51st State

Update:

Joe: What are you if you cannot vote for your own President?

Update 2:

LARI:

Puerto Rico plebiscites...

Results of 1967:

Status quo (Colony): 425,132 (60.4%)

Statehood: 274,312 (39.0%)

Independence: 4,248 (0.06%)

Null: 3601

Total: 707,293

Results: 1993

Status quo (Colony): 826,326 (48.6%)

Statehood: 788,296 (46.3%)

Independence: 75,620 (4.4%)

Null: 6549 (0.4%)

Blank: 4,199 (0.2%)

Total: 1.70099 million

Results: 1998

None of the above: 787,900 (50.3%)

(Statehood): 728,157 (46.5%)

(Independence): 39,838 (2.5%)

(Free Association): 4536 (0.3%)

(Colony): 993 (0.1%)

Null: 2,956 (0.2%)

Blank: 1,890 (0.1%)

Total: 1.56627 million

While the status quo supporters have decreased, the statehood's supporters have grown.

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  • Raider
    Lv 7
    10 years ago
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    President Obama is the president of Puerto Rico.

    If Puerto Rico wants to become a State, I am sure that it is possible, providing of course the population of it wishes to become a State. Which appears by your figures not to be the case.

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  • Sandra
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    In 2000, Puerto Ricans were expected to vote for president, even though these votes wouldn't matter. The votes wouldn't matter because, although US citizens, the US Constitution doesn't guarantee citizens the right to vote for the presidency. Article II grants the power to elect the president to the states, not to the people. That being said, the 2000 vote was going to be a symbolic one, but the Puerto Rican Supreme Court ruled that this would violate the Puerto Rican Constitution, reason being that since the votes didn't actually matter, it would be a misuse of public funds. The 23rd Amendment to the Constitution is what grants Washington DC electoral votes, so a similar amendment would need to be passed for Puerto Rico and other territories.

  • 10 years ago

    The Chief of State of Puerto Rico is President Barack Obama , and the Head of State is Governor Luis Fortuno

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  • 10 years ago

    Puerto Rico is a commonwealth, not a colony. They get all the benefits of being a state, except they dont have to pay all the taxes. If they want to vote for our president they need to be annexed otherwise no one cares about them, they are NOT contributing their fare share.

    and to answer your initial question:

    the president of puerto rico is some douche-bag

  • 4 years ago

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    Puerto rico is not farther than Hawaii or Alaska to main land.

  • 10 years ago

    obama is the president of puerto rico and it has been put to the voters of puerto rico twice to become the 51st and they , the voters have refused it. for tax purposes, they want the benefits the usa offers them like military and financial aid but like the tax structure the way it is.

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