Jose Manuel Gonzalez View of the Venezuelan Political and Economic State

Jose Manuel Gonzalez was born in a rural village in Venezuela. He moved to Caracas as an adult where he pursued his education. After his studies, Mr. Jose Manuel Gonzalez joined the private sector where he led companies like AmericTraders, Bridco, SGL Technic and Thomas Pipe. He later also had the opportunity to serve the public as the Chairman of the Venezuelan Federation of Chamber and Commerce. Mr. Gonzalez’s ambitions drove him to the political world where he now serves as the Deputy to the National Assembly of Guarico. As a politician and businessperson, Mr. Gonzalez has been opinionated about how the government runs its affairs.
His View Regarding Agriculture
Mr. Gonzalez feels that the state of agriculture in Venezuela is in a precarious situation. He believes that the government policies on food are to blame. For example, he feels that the government directive to fix the prices of basic commodities of goods such as oil and flour have had a detrimental effect on the state of agriculture in the country. In his opinion, the fixed prices are the reason behind the poor buying prices for produce. The reduced prices have in turn led to farmers not having the ability to sustain their livelihoods. To get better prices, farmers have opted to smuggle goods to neighboring countries resulting in food shortages in Venezuela.
His Position on Increased Wages
According to Jose, whereas the increase in wages would make the people of Venezuela happy, it would not be wise to do so. He says that an increase in wages will ruin many companies due to the difficult economy.
The Political Balance
Mr. Gonzalez’s opinion on politics in Venezuela is that the people are fed up with candidates that fail to deliver when elected to office. He believes that the reason behind the failure of these candidates to deliver is the political party’s interests clouding that of the nation consequently slowing economic growth and proper administration.
Jose Gonzalez believes that the only way that Venezuela can be salvaged is through a national agreement. He, however, insists that for the national accord to succeed it must put the needs of the citizens at the forefront. He continues to add that the ideal platform for the agreement to be practiced would be parliament.

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