We don't like to work: We need more people who like to work and don't count down every day till retirement.
Nobody wants to sacrifice: It would just be too uncomfortable to tell the middle class that if they want something, they need to earn it themselves.
We're uninformed: People who lack the sense to question Big Lies always end up in deep trouble. Being well informed takes work, even with the Internet. In a democracy, that's simply a civic burden.
We're an ICulture: We still believe We deserve the best of everything -- the best job, the best health care, the best education for Our kids. And We want it at a discount -- or better yet, free.
Now most of My Brethren who share this island-space with Me will be nodding in agreement with these statements. Yes, people are getting fired from their government jobs and Our economy is more sump pump than rocket, but We have over 28% of Our adults on welfare, We need to dump some 60,000-70,000 jobs from the cancerous government We allowed to happen, We have the journalistic equivalent of tin foil where We need titanium and We demand that someone else fix this whole mess--right now!--and then thank Us for letting them save Our asses by giving Us more.
Here's the thing: The four problems listed above and the statements accompanying them were not written about Puerto Rico. Uh-uh. They were written by Rick Newman, for U.S. News & World Report...about the U.S. of part of A.
And what, pray tell, is the fifth problem? We'd rather imitate than innovate. We set Our sights no higher--no higher, I'm telling you--than what the U.S. of part of A. is doing or not doing and We let that be the "top" while We aim with trepidation for the low middle. Or the high bottom.
Makes Me sick. And I'm not the only one who feels that way. What's worse, it seems that there just isn't that many of Us still here who feel that way.
The Jenius Has Spoken.