Hugo Chavez’s disastrous central planning / socialist economic policies in Venezuela are bearing the usual poison fruit.
The annual inflation rate is nearing 30 percent, the country’s annual homicides exceed those of the United States and Europe’s combined, and the chronic shortages of basic goods are causing supermarket waiting times of up to three hours.
“There’s no sugar, flour, oil, or toilet paper,” said Ricardo Mota, a 34-year-old publicist waiting in a Caracas store to buy four bags of rice, the maximum permitted due to short supply. “We’re forced to stock up on these things because we don’t know when there will be more.” <source>
Liberals, I ask you: how many of these real-live case studies do you have to read about before you will stop voting for demagogues like Barack Obama who will bring this suffering to your own doorsteps?
How does Barack Obama fit into this?
The warmth Obama is expressing towards Hugo Chavez, a man who was nationalizing whole industries and throwing a female Supreme Court justice in jail (where she was reportedly raped), among other dictatorial atrocities, astounds me to this day.
Birds of a feather, and it is disgusting that a plurality of voters in the United States returned this man to power.