Socialism is to blame for Puerto Rico
With the natural disaster situation and suffering in Puerto Rico, I was curious to learn of its economic history. Why, I wondered was their infrastructure so poor? Why no apparent widespread preparation there as Americans on the mainland do in preparation for an oncoming potential disaster?
In view of the recent Tweetstorm and media coverage regarding the mayor of San Juan and President Trump, I decided to do some research about Puerto Rico, and no surprise what I found, the island has a long history of socialism, and I have concluded that what our nation, under President Trump’s administration, has done for them in disaster relief during this catastrophe is an ongoing and adequate response considering all the factors. However, regardless of what they’re given, they’ll going to suffer much more because of their economic way of life before this happened; a place where roads and electrical systems were already in serious trouble.
Here’s the story behind the story, why was the island, even before this disaster, in such poor straits? It’s again another example of socialism at “work.”
“Socialism killed Puerto Rico too” by Jake Novak, Published Thu, 2 July 2015 CNBC.com
“Trouble on Welfare Island,” The Economist, May 25th 2006 | AGUADILLA AND SAN JUAN
This was an unprecedented natural disaster, however one must always be aware that recovery is directly linked to how a community operated prior to crisis, and local government in Puerto Rico made for a dependent people long before they were hit with this. Thus the after effects will be far worse. The inevitable greater suffering is due to it being such a dependent welfare-based island. More U.S. aid is coming, however after reading its history, one understands it’s an island that’s been existing on federal aid for decades. Where socialism reigns, people suffer.