March 25, 2014
BLUE MODEL GOES BELLYUP AS PUERTO RICANS FLEE FAILED GOVERNMENT:
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 . . . .
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.”
When the blue model collapses, it takes a lot down with it.
Politicians take note. Except that they won’t as long as opportunities for graft remain.