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Socialism In Venezuela: Government Introduces Food Rationing
Reuters/The Libertarian Republic ^ | 5/7/14 | Reuters copied by Austin Petersen

Posted on 05/07/2014 8:33:44 AM PDT by TheProducer

Socialism is reaching its unavoidable conclusion in Venezuela where President Nicolas Maduro has begun introducing food rationing. A new food card will be issued to citizens called the “Secure Food Supply” card that is aimed at combatting hoarding and reselling. Shoppers apparently buy food which is heavily subsidized and resell it on the black market to secure profits.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: economics; socialism

1 posted on 05/07/2014 8:33:44 AM PDT by TheProducer
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To: TheProducer

Which of us didn’t see that one coming?

They’ll blame the U.S, because that’s the easy thing to do.

Meanwhile, the U.S. is heading down the same path as Venezuela and will enjoy the same results.


2 posted on 05/07/2014 8:36:02 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: TheProducer

I hope nothing changes in Venezuela. Its people, for the most part, chose this path, and it seems the world always needs a reminder of the unavoidable, utter failure of socialism.

Venezuela is a nice little example too - made completely under controlled circumstances. No cold-war, no anti-colonial excuses, no civil war foiled on them by others.

Just socialism - straight up, in all its glory.


3 posted on 05/07/2014 8:42:19 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: TheProducer
The real problem is scarcity caused by government overreach.
Hoarding and reselling are a symptom, not the cause of the problem.
Typical of commies to attack the symptom and blame people who are trying to survive and make a living and completely pretend the root cause does not exist.

4 posted on 05/07/2014 8:43:16 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: PGR88

5 posted on 05/07/2014 8:43:43 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Westbrook
Meanwhile, the U.S. is heading down the same path as Venezuela and will enjoy the same results.

The ideal solution from the governemnt point of view is to ration everything important, food, fuel, health care, etc. With every expansion of government control freedom diminishes, and since no politician or bureaucrat wants anyone to be free, the more control over the populace the better.

6 posted on 05/07/2014 8:44:31 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: TheProducer
Shoppers apparently buy food which is heavily subsidized and resell it on the black market to secure profits.

You will eat this bag of rice NOW, while these armed soldiers watch you...


7 posted on 05/07/2014 8:46:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TheProducer

20 years ago it was the breadbasket of South America. Now the fruits of marxism are ripening.


8 posted on 05/07/2014 8:52:31 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: PGR88

The people that “chose this path” in Venezuela were the non-productive and poor that were promised more money and goodies.


9 posted on 05/07/2014 9:00:02 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Westbrook

Make sure you stock up on T.P too. (or old phone books)


10 posted on 05/07/2014 9:01:02 AM PDT by themidnightskulker
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To: TheProducer; All

Former U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy was best buds with Chavez and the two of them used his heating oil program as propaganda against President George W. Bush.

So Joe Kennedy should be thrilled that Venezuela now has the kind of government that the left pines for — You know, the kind of government where there are no winners, just losers, equally.


11 posted on 05/07/2014 9:01:03 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Westbrook

Great minds think alike.

I seem to remember the very first posts on FR with Hugo Chavez’s ascension to power were about how soon there would not be enough food or toilet paper on the shelves there.

It happens every time. Over on leftist websites the consequences will be totally ignored. After all, they won’t be living it. Or maybe it will be a “drought” or “global warming” that has caused the problem.


12 posted on 05/07/2014 9:04:54 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Westbrook

This rationing is coming to the US. Venezuela is the future
for the US. We are where they were back in the nineties. Is that so difficult to see?
Our future is very dark! The East/West theatrics in the Ukraine are the catalyst for the destruction of several US cities as well as the destruction of our currency and economy.
However, it will not be an overnight wallop. Oh no, the devious and insane elite will play this out for a while as they wring out of us our continued labor and value. Does anybody have an idea of how this can be stopped?


13 posted on 05/07/2014 9:09:21 AM PDT by free from tyranny
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To: free from tyranny

Could never happen here.

How can you hand out millions of ration cards when it is impossible to hand out voter ID cared?


14 posted on 05/07/2014 9:11:09 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: free from tyranny

Could never happen here.

How can you hand out millions of ration cards when it is impossible to hand out voter ID cards?


15 posted on 05/07/2014 9:11:23 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“Papers Please” National ID? Coming soon along with various degrees of Martial LAW!!!!


16 posted on 05/07/2014 9:23:17 AM PDT by free from tyranny
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To: TheProducer

THat last photo is a Soviet soda water machine, with genuine reusable drinking cups!

17 posted on 05/07/2014 9:23:47 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: greeneyes; Marcella; Kartographer

Ping.


18 posted on 05/07/2014 9:24:13 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: TheProducer
The sad part for Venezuela, it gets worst from here on out...

5.56mm

19 posted on 05/07/2014 9:24:36 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: I still care

The liberals always want to put “People before profits”
but when you do, first you run out of profit, then
you run out of people....t68.


20 posted on 05/07/2014 9:25:42 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: TheProducer

Can’t Sean Penn buy these people some food?


21 posted on 05/07/2014 9:27:20 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“Could never happen here. How can you hand out millions of ration cards when it is impossible to hand out voter ID cared?”

It did happen here. I was a child during WWII and everyone had a ration book. I thought that was normal. My parents had gas ration tickets, tire ration tickers, sugar ration tickets, and I believe cooking oil ration tickets and mom had to turn in cooking oil after it was used, I think it went back to the grocery store. We had shoe ration tickets.

My mom canned and if one canned, one got to use more sugar ration tickets at a time. I remember sugar bags stacked on top of each other at the house and they had turned into bricks as in those days there was no central heat/air, so the sugar gathered moisture and turned into bricks - I can remember breaking up sugar by hitting the bag with sometime hard to help break it up. I think maybe coffee was rationed but not positive about that one. I do remember a cup of prepared coffee was five cents and when it went to ten cents, my dad had a fit.

I was young so I don’t remember where those ration books came from - where they got them.


22 posted on 05/07/2014 9:46:02 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Black Agnes

ping to 22.


23 posted on 05/07/2014 9:47:42 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: TheProducer

Hopefully, all of those Latrinos will starve, the Takers and the Trough Feeders, and the jackbooted “military’.

Let’s hope they all get hungry enough to kill and eat all the druggies first.

Venezuela - nice land, baaad people.

Those who insist on retaining their “Latrino” “culture”(term used very casually) will stay mired in the collectivist mire that Central/South America are so fond of.


24 posted on 05/07/2014 10:04:50 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: TheProducer

Funny how the net effect of socialism is always shortages and rationing, isn’t it?


25 posted on 05/07/2014 10:06:01 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: TheProducer

communism always fails. communists can’t see that, and always make excuses for communism.


26 posted on 05/07/2014 10:24:49 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: kevkrom

Just think, they are applying socialism to our medical care here. And there will be...shortages and rationing... but Palin got pilloried when she pointed that out.

Funny thing, Camille Paglia was also one of the first to point that out also.


27 posted on 05/07/2014 10:42:27 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Phillyred

No smoking allowed-—bad for the health.

No food either——?????

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28 posted on 05/07/2014 10:47:23 AM PDT by Mears
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