You have probably come across the name Jose Manuel Gonzales when looking at the politics of Guárico State. He was elected by Guárico state constituents to represent them in the national assembly. However, his service in the Guárico politics was marked short after being voted out by his party members.
Jose Manuel Gonzalez has shown a keen interest in the politics of Venezuela even after his service in the government being terminated. He is particularly concerned with the status of the economy of the country. Jose Manuel believes that with the right representatives, the state of the economy could change.
He is particularly concerned with the food availability in the country. He blames the government for the food smuggling crisis in the country. This situation, he attributes to the fact that the government buys food products from the farmers at very oppressive prices. This gives the farmers no choice but to sneak their product to neighboring states that are willing to buy their products at better rates.
Jose Manuel Gonzalez also states that if the government paid higher rates to farmers for their food products, they would look at farming as a stable career. However, as at now, the citizens cannot rely on farming and hence opt for other careers other than farming.
This renowned businessman also talks about the fuel in the country. He is surprised that even with the country being so rich in this resource, they still have to import oil and at ridiculously high prices for that matter. He advises that the government invests in mining the fuel in their country. The oil could be sold locally at lower prices and even exported to other countries to boost the economy.
He also talks about the private sector. He suggests that the government stops harassing them. He warns about the government threatening to increase the wage rates. This would deter people from investing. Gonzalez talks of solutions that would see the country’s economy move forward. The people should also be wary of who they elect to represent them.