Puerto Rico’s government needed another excuse for how bad things are going so…they just blame the people who are leaving. An article in today’s El Nuevo Dia proclaims that high rates of emigration are making the economy recovery difficult.
Once again this is shift blame politics. Instead of blaming people who leave for the problems of the island, how about asking them ‘why they are leaving?’
The answers are clear enough: not enough jobs or not enough good paying jobs, too much crime, to much government corruption and graft, too much dirty politics and an infrastructure that can’t hold its own water. Not to mention high taxes, bad services and a high cost of living.
The issues with Puerto Rico’s economy and culture all start and end in Puerto Rico The local government under both political parties has utterly failed to bring about the needed changes to improve the islands situation. It has intentionally passed worker protection bills at the expense of jobs leaving the working class, the middle class and even many of the rich with nothing to hold on to.
Those leaving are simply jumping in a life boat hoping the avoid the sinking of the once ‘unsinkable’ Titanic of the Caribbean: the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.