Agree!!! “Nobody is Innocent!! It is absolutely disgusting that while taxing the island to death, and forcing hundreds of thousands of people to leave the island, these politicians would give themselves a pay raise.
However, as I stated at the beginning, the U.S. is responsible for the misery in Puerto Rico. They haven’t allowed the island to develop its own shipping, its own international trade, its own factories, its own entrepreneurial class…nothing.” … #SavePuertoRico
The U.S. is responsible for the misery in Puerto Rico.
They created the colony.
They forced a perverse relationship, that is now unraveling in the Caribbean.
There are 73 billion reasons for this relationship to end.
But in all fairness, there is plenty of blame to go around. The U.S. is not alone in this.
The politicians in Puerto Rico, have been their loyal servant for nearly 70 years.
Consider this visual representation of the novel Animal Farm, by George Orwell:
The pig on top allows the wolves to feast on the peaceful animals below…so long as the wolves remain loyal to the pig.
Wait a minute…jumping jehosaphat…that’s exactly what’s happening in Puerto Rico!
The Peaceful Animals Starve
In 2010, the government of Puerto Rico laid off 33,000 workers.
In 2013, it hiked the water rates and raised corporate tax rates to 39%. Also in 2013, islanders paid double…
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