Riding the Decline

Our city leaders — all of them, the elected and the economic and the City staff — are managing El Paso’s decline.

Instead of doing something about it. Instead of fixing it.

They’re happy getting paychecks and making bank. They don’t care that people continue to flee the city because of rising expenses and declining economic opportunity. They don’t care that our infrastructure is crumbling.

They don’t care that our electric rates are the highest in the state. They don’t care that our property tax rates are the highest in the country.

The don’t care that our public education is a joke.

If you didn’t live here already, would you move to El Paso?

The only people that move here are federal employees who don’t have a choice, and Central Americans fleeing poverty and extreme violence.

I guess we can take heart that there are worse places than El Paso.

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