Trust me, they don't cater to us on every whim. What we receive are bread crumbs
compared to the rest of the union. In fact, while you guys are having an increase in Medicare funds for 2016, we're having a 11% cut and because we don't proper representation and voting power, there's nothing standing in the way to overturn that decision.
Oh, and Medicare, along with Social Security, is something we actually contribute to.
And there are no challenges for this patriotism. The whole boggeyman stories that we would stop speaking Spanish and we would lose our local culture has gone down the drain. What's left? Muh Olympics? Muh beauty pageants?
Seriously, that's not much of a challenge when comparing it to having the full benefits of being an American citizen rightfully having access to equal representation, voting rights and better funding for infrastructure, schools and hospitals. Sure we'll have to file federal income taxes but look what being exempt has gotten ourselves into. Many the move into the states experience that first hand.