The Puerto Rico That Was Not
Edited by Don Jibaro
People are leaving Puerto Rico, and that's
not just ten of twenty. Hundreds have had it with the "below
standard" way of life. Where are they going? WHY? Is Puerto Rico
another failed step by step liberal state, implementing
social reform leading nowhere?
We all know that Puerto Rico is a
commonwealth; an unincorporated territory of the United
States since1898 when Spain ceded it to
the United States as a result of its defeat in the
Spanish–American War under the terms of the Treaty of Paris.
Thousands of Puerto Ricans recently attended an event to
learn how to immigrate to Florida and join the mainland
workforce, reports USA Today.
Puerto Rico has lost nearly half a million people in the
past ten years, a number greater than the total current
population of its capital city. The government is now taking
desperate measures to stem the tide.
Ever heard "Miami of Bust!"?
I can imagine that Florida isn't too happy with all these
Puerto Ricans immigrating to the Sunshine State with the
economy still plodding along, although Florida is much
better off than liberal blue states.
Here's how Puerto Ricans view living in an essentially
socialist state run by liberal
Too many citizens have lost faith in the government’s
ability to provide even the most basic of services. One
resident told USA Today: “There’s more opportunities if you
move. People who live off government support here are doing
better than those of us who work and pay taxes.” Another
said: “You see what the government does with your money over
there [in Florida]. Here, you contribute and contribute and
contribute and nothing improves.”
Obviously, there are some Puerto Ricans that can see the
light and realize the failure of Puerto Rican government to
provide opportunities for people willing to work and
achieve. The failure of Puerto Rican government is just
another example of many, that liberal progressive governance
simply does not work.
Government that tries to be a nanny government fails it
citizens. Government that wants job creation for its
citizens, can do so with reasonable rules, regulations and
low business taxes. This would promote a pro growth business
environment that creates jobs. When businesses can lower
their costs with less government intervention, they can
afford to expand their business, which entails hiring more
employees in the business expansion.