Chavez was a champion of the poor by expropriating land from rich people that had been in the family for decades,centuries, acquired legitimately yet was forcibly taken away because Chavez's considered it morally repugnant or so he claimed.
Well, now that the news that Chavez was worth $1 Billion changes everything about Chavez as crusader for the poor in his antipathy towards those he considered exploiters, crooks, opportunists otherwise known as rich people. Chavez had no problem usurping other people's money but as far as his stash was concerned that was considered sacrosanct.
Every year, Forbes Magazine reports the net worth of the failed baseball player, the quintessential robber baron, Mr. Cohiba himself, to have a net worth in excess of $600 million which of course enrages the Communist Castro and his cash cache to no end in a yearly histrionic denial of having any such thing. But if Chavez net worth teaches us anything it is that Forbes is much closr to the truth than Castro could ever be.
Gee, did he take it with him?
I should have joined his Army. I would have served for half a billion.
What was he worth 15 years ago? Certainly the socialist who made his mark in South America by hating the US, didn’t ‘make’ money from politics, right?
Nothing but the usual hypocrisy from socialists. If he really ascribed to socialism, his net worth at death would have been zero.
He was truly a man of the people’s money.
I have no doubt that Obama will join that club someday soon.
If you want to pay your respects to the “Fearless Leader” (Hugo not Zero), you may want to get in line now .... no, that’s not the potty line, it’s the “pay your proper respects” line. Please be unzipped and ready to urinate when you arrive at the front of the line and approach the grave.
You would think he could have afforded some real doctors and a real hospital.
But I guess the socialist agenda is more important than his life. Good call, I say.
There’s a full-blown ticker tape going on in Hell, I hear from some old friends.
Ticker tape parade, I should say.
LOL Not anymore!! Finally, some good news.
There’s some poetic justice here: Had Chavez come to America for treatment instead of going to KoooBAH, he might be alive.
Damn: Chavez used his position in Government to make almost as much money as Nancy Pelosi has made using her position in Government.
I thought Communists believed in redistribution?
It seems that all of these heroes of the common man, according to leftists anyways, are amassing fortunes while impoverishing millions
Since the days of Lenin, commissars have always enriched themselves at the expense of the proles for whom they so energetically claim to advocate.
When it comes to their own, personal creature comforts, Marxist bigshots invariably part ways with the principles of Karl Marx they reserve for everyone else.
It can’t have escaped anyone’s notice that Chairman Obama has reserved an extremely plush Hawaiian estate for himself.
Plus ca change, plus c’est le meme chose.
“And I will say to my soul, soul thou hast much goods laid up for many years, take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee.” - Luke 12:19-20
About time to “re-distribute” the old Commie’s stolen wealth back to the people!