Even Castro Says Cuban Model Doesn't Work

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  1. AquaAthena
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    Government run countries does not work!

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    Even after the fall of the Soviet Union, Cuba has clung to its communist system.

    The state controls well over 90 percent of the economy, paying workers salaries of about $20 a month in return for free health care and education, and nearly free transportation and housing. At least a portion of every citizen's food needs are sold to them through ration books at heavily subsidized prices.

    President Raul Castro and others have instituted a series of limited economic reforms, and have warned Cubans that they need to start working harder and expecting less from the government. But the president has also made it clear he has no desire to depart from Cuba's socialist system or embrace capitalism.

    Report: Castro says Cuban model doesn't work - Yahoo! News
     
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    He should have considered this a little more before he made his government takeover. Where might Cuba be today had this system not been imposed on it? They'd likely have a great tourist business and God knows they would have a huge cigar export business. And sugar export business.

    Americans need to think about Cuba's lifestyle long and hard before we allow government to overtake our lives any more than it already has.
     
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    It wasn't successful because America always interfered. When WE'RE in charge of it here, it'll be great! /American leftist
     
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    Clearly, Obama and the Dems could care less that both Castro and European Socialists are admitting that Government control is not the answer.

    Our task is to remind the Republicans of this after November, because if they think we're active now, see what happens if Republican think they can continue as Dem-Lite
     
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    lol! Michael Mooron,Sean Penn,and Oliver Stone must feel like real a*sholes now. Even their beloved Comrade Fidel is finally getting it. Seriously though,the people of Cuba are just waiting for this fossil to kick it. They will become a Free Market Democracy soon after he kicks it. It's just a matter of time now.
     
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    I like Swedish models best, personally. ;)

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    Fidel, we hardly knew ya! -- Signed, your pals in Hollywood n da DNC
     
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    All contries are government controlled! How much control is the question.
     
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    Too fucking much! is our answer
     
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    While his admission is laudible? You have to think like a tyrant. His intent is to get the United States to lift the embargo. And what better chance does he have with a kindred spirit [Obama] in the WhiteHouse, and Statists [Democrats] Ruling the Congress?

    The man is outta money. And he's no dummy.
     
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