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Average Cuban monthly salary rises to $19 [but brain surgeons make a whopping $22 a month]
AFP ^ | June 5, 2012

Posted on 01/05/2014 6:17:08 PM PST by grundle

HAVANA -

The average monthly salary in Cuba rose 17 percent between 2006 and 2011 to the equivalent of $19, the state statistics office said Monday.

That meant the average monthly wage of workers in Cuba, where the Communist-ruled state controls more than 90 percent of the economy, climbed from the equivalent of $16 a month in 2006 to $19 last year, the office said on its website.

Low salaries are a key complaint in the Americas' only one-party Communist regime.

There is a very small salary range from unskilled to highly skilled labor, so a street sweeper might make $17 and a brain surgeon $22 a month.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxdc.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: brainsurgeon; cubasalary
This is from two years ago, but it's the most recent that I could find. Perhaps brain surgeons are now up to $25 a month?

If the embargo was lifted, and Wal-Mart and McDonald's opened up factories, stores, and restaurants in Cuba, and offered Cuban citizens five times as much money as they are making now to come and work for them, then the Marxists, progressives, etc. in the U.S., who had never complained about the low salaries that the Cuban government pays to Cuban citizens, would have a major temper trantram at the "exploitation" of these people by the U.S. corporations that were offering them five times as much money. The U.S. Marxists, progressives., etc., think that the people of Cuba are too stupid to make their own decision about what job is best for them.

1 posted on 01/05/2014 6:17:08 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Coming to a clinic near you.


2 posted on 01/05/2014 6:18:45 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: grundle

I wonder how much they pay community organizers?


3 posted on 01/05/2014 6:21:28 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: grundle

I don’t see the problem. It’s totally fair. Why should a brain surgeon live better than a street sweeper? They both work hard...


4 posted on 01/05/2014 6:22:14 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion. The only constitutional rights protected by Democrats.)
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To: grundle

Remind me not to have brain surgery in Cuba.


5 posted on 01/05/2014 6:27:44 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: grundle

Obviously Cuba needs to work harder to end income inequality.


6 posted on 01/05/2014 6:27:52 PM PST by RginTN
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To: Conspiracy Guy

7 posted on 01/05/2014 6:31:31 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: grundle

Yeah, but those brain surgeon graduate with a massive education bill of $189.75. It’s hard to pay that off until you’re around 50 you know.


8 posted on 01/05/2014 6:32:07 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero!A)
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To: grundle
"Average Cuban monthly salary rises to $19 [but brain surgeons make a whopping $22 a month]...."

.... What the heck ..... did the Brain Surgeons get a raise!?!??

9 posted on 01/05/2014 6:32:35 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: JoeProBono

That must be the cross of the ass, since Marxists don’t believe in God. Hugo is shown kissing his ass good-bye.


10 posted on 01/05/2014 6:33:07 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero!A)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Reminds me of a movie with Jose Ferrer and Cary Grant.

Jose is El Supremo, Cary is a vacationing brain surgeon. El Supremo is having headaches, which are diagnosed to be a brain tumor. They make Cary a “guest of the state” to do brain surgery on the dictator.


11 posted on 01/05/2014 6:39:27 PM PST by JohnnyP
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To: JoeProBono

He needs a bigger Crucifix!


12 posted on 01/05/2014 6:40:47 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: JohnnyP

Never saw that movie. How did it work out?


13 posted on 01/05/2014 6:49:08 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: grundle

That’s up from about $2 a month in the early ‘90s.


14 posted on 01/05/2014 6:49:30 PM PST by PUGACHEV
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To: grundle

Why don’t they just raise the minimum wage?

/s


15 posted on 01/05/2014 6:53:59 PM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

The patient dies, then a revolution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crisis_(1950_film)


16 posted on 01/05/2014 7:19:40 PM PST by JohnnyP
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To: CitizenUSA

A lot of Swedes go to Cuba for vacations. A buddy of mine tipped an absolutely beautiful girl $400 for a week’s work.

Hard to believe it but she made the equivalent of 70 times what a brain surgeon makes!


17 posted on 01/05/2014 8:29:31 PM PST by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: grundle

What a country, where even your medical professionals are slaves.


18 posted on 01/05/2014 9:17:22 PM PST by marron
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To: Bartholomew Roberts

I had occasion to be treated in the main Cuban Army Hospital in Havana in 1995, I was having some nerve problem. The nurse at the US mission there lined up an appt with an orthopedic surgeon. The guy was equiv of a major in the US Army and earned a kings ransom of $35 a month. Other officers supplemented their meager pay by driving cabs.


19 posted on 01/05/2014 9:25:36 PM PST by Ax
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To: grundle
This is from two years ago, but it's the most recent that I could find.

Cubans get a ration card plus a maximum salary of $20 per month.

The Once Great City of Havana

Plus, of course, whatever the women in the family can earn as prostitutes servicing foreign tourists.

Isn't equality wonderful?

20 posted on 01/05/2014 9:27:44 PM PST by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: grundle

“Paging Michael Moore...Michael, where are you?”


21 posted on 01/05/2014 9:48:17 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: DennisR
“Paging Michael Moore...Michael, where are you?”

Considering the weather, he's more likely to be at his Park Avenue address in New York than at his 10,000 square foot house on Torch Lake, in Michigan:


22 posted on 01/05/2014 10:28:05 PM PST by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: JoeProBono

If Barry had seen that photo he would have given Hugo the “Benetton Kiss” for real.


23 posted on 01/05/2014 11:27:00 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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24 posted on 01/05/2014 11:42:54 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JohnnyP

I never saw that one.


25 posted on 01/06/2014 1:03:01 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: JohnnyP

No info on it.


26 posted on 01/06/2014 1:06:09 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: grundle

Income Equality-Yaye!


27 posted on 01/06/2014 1:12:39 AM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: grundle

28 posted on 01/06/2014 1:16:47 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: grundle

This is from two years ago, but it’s the most recent that I could find. Perhaps brain surgeons are now up to $25 a month?

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Is that before taxes...?

Just wondering.


29 posted on 01/06/2014 1:29:21 AM PST by billyboy15
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To: Conspiracy Guy

That’s weird. My posted link goes to a no information page, but I can google to the same link and there is information.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042352/


30 posted on 01/06/2014 2:33:28 AM PST by JohnnyP
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To: JohnnyP

I can gurantee you none of those “ brain surgeons” is going to any international conference unless it’s in North Korea....


31 posted on 01/06/2014 2:34:17 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: JohnnyP

That one works. Wiki is always funky.


32 posted on 01/06/2014 2:42:53 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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