The Times Sunday, July 26, 2015 editorial carried the heading “Editorial: Higher wages, better opportunities required to stem El Paso’s exodus”.
If wishes were horses beggars would ride.
What has the Times done to help here?
Their editorial fails to mention the high taxes that stifle growth and spending in our community. They fail to mention our decaying roads and infrastructure. They don’t talk about our needless spending on luxuries that we cannot afford. Spending what little money we have on basic necessities instead of pork projects cleverly cast as ones that improve “Quality of Life” was not part of their piece.
Instead they wrote “The public and private sector leaders of El Paso’s economic development efforts must focus on creating and retaining jobs that pay higher wages.”
They also suggested “That means improved governance and government services, as well as improvements in our entrepreneurial infrastructure.” The failed to mention our former city manager, the financial mess she left us with, and the fact that she now heads the largest organization responsible for getting El Pasoans jobs.
Nor did they mention that they helped lead the charge to bring the current crop of failed “leaders” and vacuous spending on things like a digital wall to our city.
We deserve better