For the past several weeks I have been reading about the controversial salary raises that have been proposed for the Legislature, governor and lieutenant governor, and I am disgusted at the governor's lack of response towards the issue.
This is the same governor who talks about bringing "financial responsibility" to the government, while not seemingly holding himself to that same standard; the same governor who talks about the importance of education, while not giving teachers the monies they deserve and — even worse — are owed to them; the same governor that talks about "…unity for the people of the territory," while seemingly not caring and ignoring any call for action on his behalf on the raise issue.
To the governor who states, "You will know how I am going to proceed in the future," I say, It's too late! The action should have already been taken. This issue should have been put to rest a long time ago. A true leader should look out for his people before he looks out for himself. They say timing is everything, which makes me wonder how the November elections would have turned out had these pay raises been introduced before that time. Would the governor be able to claim a landslide victory? Hindsight is truly 20/20 …
Raul Garcia Jr.
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