Here we go again. Last night, yet ANOTHER winning Powerball ticket was sold in Puerto Rico, and although you would think the U.S. mainlaind Twittersphere would have gotten the clue from the last time a winning ticket came from the island, it looks like one guy didn’t even register:
Guess Mike didn’t read this piece. Or this one. No worries. This time around, Twitter took him to task:
@damoneyyyy You just need to read a little bit. Your lack of knowledge is killing me.
— Omar Rivera (@Songexplosion) April 19, 2015
@damoneyyyy puertoricans don't pay taxes , but serve in combat so you can have your freedom….
— ski. (@skifdz) April 19, 2015
@skifdz @damoneyyyy we pay taxes too, please educated yourself don't be another ignorant American
— ♋️ (@RoyBMPR) April 19, 2015
@damoneyyyy Translate. You better watch your mouth babe. Puerto Ricans we do pay taxes for your food & shit. We go to battle for ur freedom
— MRS. DELGADO (@munekita22) April 19, 2015
The response to @damoneyyy’s first tweet was so hardcore, he had to backtrack with this:
Hey morons, nobody said Puerto Rico isn't part of America. Just said you don't pay tax on power ball winnings. #fact http://t.co/G235KxLyN0
— mike (@damoneyyyy) April 19, 2015
That didn’t seem to help:
@damoneyyyy @MrTonitas whats the fucking deal? In order to win we must buy the fucking ticket…nobody is giving them for free
— Adrián Castellar (@Adrianno46) April 19, 2015
@damoneyyyy but many our soldiers paying with their lives to defend Americas US #dealwithit
— lizmaRie Soberal (@lizma325) April 19, 2015
By the way, @damoneyyy was not the only one who claimed ignorance:
So I open my Powerball email and it says that a winning ticket was sold in the State of Puerto Rico! — feeling confused
— John Ward (@jfward55) April 19, 2015
John got this response:
@jfward55 @thinkpuertorico the Congress, The Supreme Court, we Puertoricans are also confused since like the 50's
— Adrián Castellar (@Adrianno46) April 19, 2015
Then there are these guys:
they got the powerball in Puerto Rico?
— Merg (@Filmmerg) April 19, 2015
4/18/2015 Powerball Jackpot hits Puerto Rico again – is that serious? Are you kidding me?
— FRIOS (@friospr) April 19, 2015
That’s ok, because for every one of these profiles, you have people who think this is all amazing news:
Cada vez que el premio del Powerball se da en Puerto rico, un gringo hace haraquiri.
— Yahvé Gabriel (@YahveVargas51) April 19, 2015
Each time someone in Puerto Rico wins the Powerball, a grigno commits hari kari.
Otra de Puerto Rico en el Powerball. Colonia: 1 Estado: 0
— Bradley Nowell (@Fontan_Q) April 19, 2015
Another Powerball winner in Puerto Rico: Colony 1 State 0.
We just have to laugh about the ignorance of some “americans”.
iam a american soldier and Boricua to and i pay whit my life is more valuable than your Fucking taxes, and i protect this contry so you can buy your fucking poweball tiket Viva Puerto Rico y los Borinqueneer 65 infantry….
mvelez2329 Thats ok, but they pay you as a soldier, you are not working for free
Pagan taxes por ganar premio de loteria. Lo que pasa es que se paga a PR y no directamente a los Estados Unidos. Pero tampoco he visto que a Puerto Rico se le paguen taxes cuando lo ganan en cualquier otro estado, asi que siguan llorando.
This is a message to all Americans: the next time you come to Puerto Rico, don’t forget to buy your Powerball ticket.
It is not like we asked to be invaded in 1898, since then we are being forced to become part of the union and since then we have been resisting, we were forced to accept American money and citizenship 1n 1917, our currency was eliminated at a 40% exchange rate against the locals. So we must play the Powerball in order to get greenbacks now that the purplebacks are out of circulation. I am am Army vet, the least you should say is “Thank you for your service, sir.”
LOL!!!! Dam american haters, Puertorican people do better job at them and they hate on people. Right >.> america is “social” looks to me more like white idiots and complainers little kids.
Are you saying that money is more important than the life of a soldier, a senato earns more than we do and do not risk their lives, an i live in Puerto Rico and I have to pay taxe , American taxes
Another colonial shame.It doesn’t matter if there are puertorricans in US Army or Navy. So are mexicans,dominicans and Native americans .They don’t care.Many PR veterans uff ! they just regret it.
You`re right ,and the ticket too.
What do you expect by people that think their country is 2 continents… #USAisNotAmerica
Llego la era latina,primero powerball, luego powerworld.
Hey you…yes you, Puerto Rican powerball winners hater.
Do you also hate the many US residents that cheat on their taxes and/or don’t pay any at all? or is it just Puerto Ricans?
I’m sure you then also must hate American corporations for taking advantage of “loop holes” not to pay taxes or as little as possible (i.e; Mitt Romney)?
Do you also hate those wealthy US residents that have swiss bank accounts to hide their wealth for the purpose of avoiding paying taxes?
What about American corporations having offshore accounts to hide their money and avoid paying their share?
I don’t find anyone on the internet complaining about any of the above, why is that?
But it doesn’t matter if you are racists SOBs, at the end of the day, no one in Puerto Rico is walking into a store and being handed a free powerball lottery ticket. So if a Puerto Rican buys a ticket, s/he has the same right to win like anybody else. If federal taxes aren’t then taken out, don’t show your hate for the winner, show your hate for the loser. The US congress, that is. It’s their laws against Puerto Rico becoming a state that keeps Puerto Ricans living on the island fromt paying federal taxes. Lastly, would you voluntarily pay taxes if the IRS didn’t force you to? I think not. Congratulations to those in Puerto Rico who have been blessed with such good luck. Let many more win too.
Sí le pagan. Cuánto vale tu vida y libertad?
Yes they are paid. How much will you pay for your life and liberty?
MarcosCappa @mvel Does the pay compensate ALL soldiers when they lose a limb or are blown up? They come back to nothing because of people that think like you. Loser whether you like it or not all Puerto Rican are American citizens. Do you not like it? Go complain to congress.
Vale tanto como su libertad a la libre expresion.Si es que vale algo.
Well rednecks’, in Puerto Rico we don’t care if you like us or not. But the reality is that’s we are Americans too, since 1898. So, we pay the Powerball tickets too same way that you did and we don’t cry like you when we loose.U0001f60e
Also now we have two millionaires in the island. Means that we are lucky? No, means that we play seriously like millionaires because we have the bucks to do it! And we speak two languages and most of us in the island have a bachelor degree and a job.U0001f61d
WE PAY TAXES IN PR DON’T BE IGNORANT ALSO. IRS AND LOCAL TAXES TOO!
We are a Commonwealth, like Virginia but as a territory we don’t vote for the president and don’t have congressman. That what we want as soon we finish the status issues. We will be the 51st state of USA, SOONER OR LATER.
And when I win U0001f3c6 the third price for PR I will invite you to came here and I’ll show what a paradises means, jajaja U0001f602U0001f601
Don’t be jealous people we are a wonderful country and we always share our shinning star of the Caribbean, Puerto Rico does it better! Have a great life with or without millions.
Mira caramba…ni gringa ni ‘americana’ ,latinoamericana 100% .Los puertorriqueños tienen un gran complejo colonial que los tiene bien confundidos.
Nomy Where and what ? Fantasy island.Only 10% of puertorricans are bilingual.The education level is not the best.There are many who don’t even have a High school degree.What is worst they ignore much of their own history and founding fathers.Its a shame what a colonial status has done to P Rico ,a latinamerican country.
irmycastro El acomplejado eres tu!! Yo soy Boricua de pura cepa!! Amo a mi isla pero cuando salgo fuera de PR y me preguntan mi nacionalidad tengo que poner Norteamericana. Somos de nacionalidad Norteamerican le guste a quien le guste.
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