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?
Newspapers with their 'dear leaders'' speeches.
“Venezuela Nationalizes Toilet Paper Factory to Cope with Toilet Paper Shortage”
That trick never works.
Of course, their actions have nothing to do with efficiency, production, necessary commodities or economics. Their policy can be described thus: More power over more people and more things.
Betcha the black market sellers of TP are wiping it up.
If I had the money, I’d start smuggling TP into Venezuela.
Don't forget her BFF Laurie David. Haven't seen her mentioned in the news in quite a while. Ever since her [alleged] trysts with her MV pool boy...or was it a contractor? Or Algor?
Let'em all head to Venezula to show each citizen how to do it with one sheet on a one-to-one basis. At least each household.
That should keep them out of the country for a long while.
Their hands. That’s what people hoodwinked into SOCIALISM do that don’t want to stand in line.
The National Toilet Paper.
Sounds like the US press.
The Venezuelan National Guard is attacking the Venezuelan toilet paper factory?
“Yes, what is it Sergeant?”
“The toilet paper bandits are pelting us with sanitary napkins!”
“Damn them! What kind of animals fight like this? Bring up the Kleenex battalion!”
We could send them about 100 printed copies of the Unaffordable Care Act aka Obamacancer. That should provide enough paper to cover the whole country.
As with everything else that they nationalize, production will drop
What else will Bammy do here???
They have big friends from Iran, they could use left hand and a water hose like mooselimbs around the world do.
Give this guy a cupie doll! Its a dead ringer.
Somebody call a moderator!!!!
The government has total control of the airwaves now, but there are a couple of pesky newspapers they will be moving against soon enough.
throw in some powdered milk and you can make a killing in some parts of the year when shelves are bare
I’m sure that toilet paper manufactured by clueless soldiers will be an absolutely fine product. /sarc
valuable knowledge should be shared.
You may be right. At least now we’ll know what to do when nobama nationalizes USA toilet paper.
Bingo! So, what are our local opportunities here in ObamaLand? We’ve starting keeping chickens this year for eggs and as future barter items. Next year come the beehives for honey.
Why is this so difficult to accomplish? Too many lazy unions and crooked cops must be tripling the price of each roll. Never mind the storage conditions of that termite filled ‘paper’.
They will have even more shortages. The Labour Party in England wants to put in price controls for oil and gas which in turn will lead to the same thing.
When will these idiots ever learn?
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