Wilsoe: “The 80/20 bill will not be a problem at all”
WILLEMSTAD – “The Governor will receive information about the 80/20 bill in two weeks as requested and then it will continue as normal,” said the Pueblo Soberano (PS) MP, Elmer ‘Kade’ Wilsoe
The MP of the ruling party, which is the party that introduced the bill, said that it’s no problem at all to explain why the law is necessary. “If that is needed to get this bill to become a law then we will do that. The explanation does not change the reality that in the hospitality industry or in various supermarkets most employees are not from local soil,” said Wilsoe.
“Someone must be blind not to see that. The fact is that there are more than 20,000 illegal immigrants on this island. The fact is also that the unemployment rate among young people is 37 percent.”
The 80/20 bill states that 80% of the overhead of each company should be local and 20% can be foreigners.
The political party PAIS expressed in a written statement that they are against the bill proposed by their coalition partner. “PAIS just represents the interests of the business owners. They were also against the increase of the minimum wage with 5 cents per hour. The PAIS leader depends on these business owners. Our party does not depend on them so we can fight for the local employees,” said Wilsoe.