Now THIS is socialism

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  1. DavidS
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    Sounds like communism IMO. Needs V deeds. “Mr. Chavez is seeking to ensure that his core support, the poor, can still fill their shopping baskets with food.”
     
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    Sounds a lot like the Wheat Board.
     
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    ever think it is because Chavez is yet another in the long line of asshole dictators we have seen in the world in the past few decades?
     
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    Well, it never occurred to me until now. Thanks!
     
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    The only reason Chavez has power is because there are enough poor Venezuelans who support him. And since Socialism brings down the standard of living for everyone, he is sure to retain his thrown for decades to come. Obama's spending policies will continue to drive down the standard of living for everyone, so we are on track for a Chavez-style government in the future.
     
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    Chavez is what I would call a news whore, he would do anything to get in the news and make himself look good.
     
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    You sir, are a exactly right. I followed Chavez closely for the last three years even to the point of sending periodic Chavez updates to annoy my lefty friends. I concluded those a couple weeks ago when he became, effectively, dictator for life. I did provide a PS update on this most recent news. I'm not sure if the attached story includes the fact that he send troops to the rice farms to "force" farmers to increase production. That was in the Wall Street Journal article on the subject.

    But yes we're about 10 years behind Venezuela. I'm sure in 10 years President for Life Obama will have done his best to catch up.
     
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    only he does it a little more subtly than most.....but he still is a DICTATOR.....
     
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    and what brought you to this conclusion?.....:lol:
     

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