It’s all that “white priviledge” that I hear about. Some folks just get doors opened for them and gifts distributed. When I was growing up, I didn’t get any of that. Probably has a lot to do with where I am today.
This is obviously outrageous but it raises a bigger point. You will never — never — stop corruption and waste and nonsense spending like this. If the government budget is as huge as it is, a big chunk will be wasted or stolen or spent on the wrong things. The answer isn’t to “stop waste and fraud.” We will never be able to do that. The answer is to simply stop the spending. Less spending = less money for this kind of nonsense.
80% of the population on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix receive some sort of U.S. Government entitlement.
Millions have been dumped into the islands from the Obama “stimulus” program in 2010. Projects that are underway but never finished.
There is a million dollar bridge to no where at the Bovani section 8 housing project (again a US taxpayer project)that was completed but drops into an open gut at the horse racing track (another US taxpayer project).
Why can't we get these folks off the dole? Including all the takers in Puerto Rico?
We get nothing in return to the best of my knowledge.
Give the islands their independence like the Europeans did 20 years ago and start using our taxpayer dollars prudently. Lived there and seen it!
Not really related, but right around the time I left Philly back in 1988, there was huge local news story about some local millionaire who had chosen a city school with a mostly minority student body and had made a public committment that he would pay for the college education of every child then in that school.
That was 23 years ago. I wonder how that worked out?
When I was in school, a trip to Greenfield village or the Kellog’s factory in Battle Creek was what we called a field trip.
After working since the age of 14, both my wife and I are considering quitting our jobs and just living off the government, partly due to things like this. Why work so hard when we can live off the dole and our standard of living goes down only a little.
WHY do I work, only to pay for luxuries for deadbeat government theives?
President Narcissist is making my working standard of living and my quit-my-job standard of living mirror each other closer every day, which, I think is one of his main goals. I’m just feeding the beast...