Skip to comments.Venezuela to 'saturate the market' with 50 million rolls of imported toilet paper
Posted on 05/16/2013 4:26:08 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior
To avoid getting caught with their pants down, Venezuelan officials say they will confront a toilet paper shortage by importing 50 million rolls to meet demand.
Toilet paper is just one of the basic goods and foodstuffs that have been disappearing from store shelves over the past few months, as the government and private companies blame each other for the scarcity.
The government also casts blame on private companies, who they accuse of hoarding their products in hopes of selling it later at a higher price.
But businesses and the political opposition say government policies, including price controls on basic goods and tight restrictions on foreign currency, are to blame. The regulation discourage production, and many producers can't break even with the price controls, they say.
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'At first, they'll ration sand...'
Give them corn shucks. That’s what they had before toilet paper.
Two plies is an imperialistic luxury, not suitable for working class, comrade!
We need to send Cheryl Crow down there to give them some pointers on how to conserve toilet paper.
Oops, make that Sheryl Crow.
Single ply, one square at a time.
Full of sh*t.
Running out of other people’s toilet paper. Viva la Revoluccion. Well toilet paper literally revolves to its end too, ay?
Only government intervention in a free market can result in a shortage of a basic, readily produced, relatively cheap, product.
Johny Carson is haunting Venezuela?
Yes, socialism is always the same, any time, any country.
They can keep her.
Remember, every time you buy gas at Citgo you’re supporting toilet paper hoarders in Caracas. Or something like that.
Cuba has been known over the years for its toilet paper shortages....so I guess Venezuela is sinking deeper into the communist mire.
Coming soon to a bathroom near you.
I’ll trade them tp for ammo.
It was always a crap shoot as to if there would be tp in the bathroom...even at the airport.
No shortage of tb when I was in Venezuela years ago but you are not supposed to flush it or there would be white streamers in the creek behind the hotel the next day.
Corporal Radar O-Reilly must be running the economy down there. Toilet paper is becoming a medium of exhange. . . .
What is it that has been said about TP and ammo?
No ammo in the US and now no TP in Venezuela. Hmmm...
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