The Bloom is off the ruse ! Ben Carson supports Puerto Rican Statehood.
65% unemployment, a mountain of entitlement debt they cannot afford to pay back; 50%+ of Puerto Ricans on some form of government financial welfare; teetering on the verge of financial collapse; desperate for a bailout – and candidate Ben Carson wants to absorb Puerto Rico into the U.S.A as a state. Yeah, he’s a progressive.
This follows candidate Ben Carson saying only two days earlier that he supports the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership and further globalization.
Mitt Romney Donors have given Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson $15 million so far in 2015 (link)
WASHINGTON DC – Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson officially backed Puerto Rican statehood in a speech on the island on Sunday.
“In a Carson administration, I will leave no stone unturned in my efforts to secure this important step in Puerto Rico’s history – establishing Estado 51,” Carson said, according to CNN.
Carson said he viewed the issue of statehood as “settled,” the news network added, referring to a referendum to join the union backed by a majority of Puerto Rican citizens in 2012.
“Mis hermanos Americanos,” Carson reportedly said, “my campaign is built around the premise of ‘We the people,’ and through such lens, I view the statehood question in Puerto Rico as settled.”
The Carson campaign estimated that 3,500 people attended the rally for the pro-statehood New Progressive Party. (read more)