Skip to comments.Venezuela issues ID cards to curtail food hoarding
Posted on 04/01/2014 4:13:38 AM PDT by Caipirabob
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Battling food shortages, the government is rolling out a new ID system that is either a grocery loyalty card with extra muscle or the most dramatic step yet toward rationing in Venezuela, depending on who is describing it.
President Nicolas Maduro's administration says the cards to track families' purchases will foil people who stock up on groceries at subsidized prices and then illegally resell them for several times the amount. Critics say it's another sign the oil-rich Venezuelan economy is headed toward Cuba-style dysfunction.
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But should not a socialist paradise have enough food for everyone?
Government in action. It's the same no matter where you go. Governments cause problems with their idiotic laws, and then rather than getting rid of the idiotic laws push more laws which of course almost always make the problesm worse.
I don't believe I've ever heard a politician ever say "our idea was fundamentally flawed, We'll have to get rid of it."
No, What they ALWAYS say is "We didn't go far enough."
Looks like they are on the same track as us.
ONLY thing you can do in life WITHOUT an ID card is VOTE.
Beginning to mean as much ‘here’ as ‘there’.
When they can’t or won’t purge rolls, take a head count and have absolutely NO accountability, ‘they’ are virtually taking the ‘voting rights’ of those that have AND EARNED them.
Deviancy Down. and Down and Down and Downer yet etc....
Yeah, thats the answer to their food shortage: ID cards (roll eyes)
“But should not a socialist paradise have enough food for everyone?”
Social Justice dictates that everyone have the same amount of everything, and anyone who diverges from that principle and complains about shortages, must suffer the consequences!
(See? Ya Know?)
Or... "Not enough people heard and understood our explanation of the program(s)."
It’s just that you can’t have “too much”...
Contrary to popular belief, price gouging is good. Price controls are bad.
... Or the mindset of Jimmy Carter.
But this is racist. Black people in Venezuela aren’t going to be able to eat.
Maybe they can eat them? w/sarc
Silly slave. We’ll tell you how much you need.
Hat tip to Arrowhead1952 for the heads up!
“Silly slave. We’ll tell you how much you need.”
The way things are going, is there any doubt they will be unable to produce enough cards?
Obama is taking notes.
Well, not really - he is too lazy to actually do it himself.
he probably has a ‘Notes Czar’ to do it for him.
They should make the cards edible. Two birds.
Obama is the melanin-based criticism shield for the communists that back him to implement their policies and destroy America.
I am sure this social justice claptrap sounded soooooo cooooool and hip - Hope and changelike - 20 years ago.
I don’t even think Venezuela is still oil-rich, as far as actual production goes.
Classic food cards and black market. Are they having a revolution or a war?
If we don’t stop the EPA and FDA we will be in the same boat here. Hoard up while the hoarding is good. :-)
"People who go shopping every day hurt us all," he said, drawing approving nods from the friends he made over the course of his afternoon slowly snaking through the aisles with his oversized cart.
What nonsense. This is not the fault of the shoppers. Get rid of the price controls, and return the stores and farms back to the private sector, and these problems will go away.
Now they will monitor how much food people are buying instead of repairing their broken system that caused the shortages
Grow your own food. Use heirloom seeds, and save them for next year. No purchase necessary. Might have to hide the garden from sight.
And more: tracking purchases. Once your stock is up to a certain level, it might be prudent to pay cash, and to not belong to a store card club. Afterall, food hoarding laws are here, they just aren’t enforced. Yet.
That’s right. We practiced this once, during WWII, with the ration card.
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