Gut Wrenching: How to sell socialism!
Socialism? Really? This is for all the liberals who still need some convincing. As if you needed more proof, here is a list of facts that prove without a shred of doubt that socialist Venezuela is a virtual hellhole.
But, hey if that’s your thing, maybe we should be socialist too?
It’s sad but money in Venezuela means absolutely nothing, they can’t even afford to print their own currency. Below is a chart which compares their dollars to that of the US.
Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal reported that Venezuela had begun literally outsourcing its currency production to other nations:
Millions of pounds of provisions, stuffed into three-dozen 747 cargo planes, arrived here from countries around the world in recent months to service Venezuela’s crippled economy.
But instead of food and medicine, the planes carried another resource that often runs scarce here: bills of Venezuela’s currency, the bolivar.
I’m sorry, but that’s pathetic!
Grocery Stores Are Completely EMPTY
Eating in Venezuela requires possessing the scavenger skills needed to root out any and all forms of food, including cats and dogs.
In a piece published last year, NPR added that the Venezuelan government operates its own supermarkets that it uses to sell price-controlled food. However, “people are allowed in state-run supermarkets just two days per week.”
“The system is designed to prevent shoppers from buying more than they need and then reselling goods on the black market at a huge markup.”
Quality Water Is Scarce
Want some water in Venezuela? Well, I hope you don’t mind if the water is extremely yellow and brimming with dirt, because that’s how bad the water tends to be there.
“The water is coming out very yellow, very bad quality,” Ana Carvajal, an infectious disease specialist, said during an interview with Bloomberg earlier this year.
“We’re seeing an uptick in different illnesses, especially diarrhea. The lack of clean water is causing skin problems like scabies and folliculitis. There’s no medicine. All we can do is prescribe sulfur soap.”
You never realize how good you have it until you read about the possibility of our country becoming this way. Sorry but I like clean water and not needing to beg for toilet paper. People in Venezuela have had to stand in long government lines just for a square of toilet paper. When was the last time a single square of T.P. worked when you had diarrhea?! Hotels have even gone as far as to ask guests to bring their own toilet paper! Not to mention electricity is rationed, milk is something obtainable outside the black market, and health care is pretty much non-existant. Sounds AWESOME, when can we start?