Skip to comments.Socialism In Venezuela: Government Introduces Food Rationing
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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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.
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.
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.
20 years ago it was the breadbasket of South America. Now the fruits of marxism are ripening.
The people that “chose this path” in Venezuela were the non-productive and poor that were promised more money and goodies.
Make sure you stock up on T.P too. (or old phone books)
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.
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.
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?
Could never happen here.
How can you hand out millions of ration cards when it is impossible to hand out voter ID cared?
Could never happen here.
How can you hand out millions of ration cards when it is impossible to hand out voter ID cards?
“Papers Please” National ID? Coming soon along with various degrees of Martial LAW!!!!
THat last photo is a Soviet soda water machine, with genuine reusable drinking cups!
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.
Can’t Sean Penn buy these people some food?
“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.
ping to 22.
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.
Funny how the net effect of socialism is always shortages and rationing, isn’t it?
communism always fails. communists can’t see that, and always make excuses for communism.
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.
No smoking allowed-—bad for the health.
No food either——?????