Skip to comments.Venezuela Nationalizes Toilet Paper Factory to Cope with Toilet Paper Shortage
Posted on 10/07/2013 9:01:53 AM PDT by grundle
A Venezuelan state agency on Friday ordered the temporary takeover of a factory that produces toilet paper in what it called an effort to ensure consistent supplies after embarrassing shortages earlier this year.
Critics of President Nicolas Maduro say the nagging shortages of products ranging from bathroom tissue to milk are a sign his socialist governments rigid price and currency controls are failing. They have also used the situation to poke fun at his administration on social media networks.
A national agency called Sundecop, which enforces price controls, said in a statement it would occupy one of the factories belonging to paper producer Manpa for 15 days, adding that National Guard troops would safeguard the facility.
The action in the producer of toilet paper, sanitary napkins and disposable diapers responds to the states obligation to ensure a steady supply of basic goods for the people, Sundecop said, adding it had observed the violation of the right to access such products.
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Echos of Atlas Shrugged.
Progressivism/Socialism at it’s finest! LMAO!
What are they using instead?
Socialism works until you run out of other peoples money.
I wouldn’t be shaking hands with any Venezuelans anytime soon.
HaHAHAHA Celebrate Socialism! Che Lives ! Young People Unite !
Butt Sheryl Crow would be proud, no?
New policy, you must turn over the toilet paper and use the other side as well before disposing.
TP shortages, now they have achieved true Communism.
Can you spare a square of low currency Zimbabwean money?
Do like the muzzies. Wipe with your left, eat with your left and save your right for slappin’ around your wife. (or do they slap with the left too...I forget)
A right to access of toilet paper, now that’s one worth fighting for!
What? Did Venezuelans have to wipe off their TV screens after seeing 0bama too?
Or toilet paper!
When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved socialism.
Commies don’t like capitalism and freedom, with their market fluctuations, so they mandate price controls.
When the inevitable shortages occur, do they back off and let the market rebalance? No, because commies can’t reason; they can only emote and dictate. So they take over the factories.
What could possibly go wrong?