SOURCE: THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Americans are the most benevolent people in the world. Myriad studies have proven this to be a fact, not to mention that in every global conflict our nation has stood-up to rebuild the vanquished aggressors. But in this new era of fiscal irresponsibility, the "something for nothing" train is barreling down the track.
Despite pleading with the Federal government for $94 billion in recovery aid after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Nevares has authorized the issuance of approximately $100 million in government employee bonuses, this after it was exposed that the chief reason why relief aid sat stagnant on the port docks was because of government ineptitude.
Incredibly, these bonuses were written into the budget thus codified into law. The bonuses are a "tradition," don't you know.
The idea that government employees are automatically deserving of pay bonuses simply because the end of the year arrives is insane! Bonuses are for exemplary performance, not simply because of existence. After the Puerto Rican government's outing as a dysfunctional entity, it is hard to understand how American taxpayers have been hoodwinked into providing "bonuses" to those who created the dysfunction!