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Venezuela's economy in complete collapse and the mother of all human waves outward begins
American Thinker ^ | August 21, 2018 | Monica Showalter

Posted on 08/21/2018 1:25:00 PM PDT by detective

As Brazilian troops move toward the Venezuelan border to sort that hell out, and Argentina of all places takes Venezuela to the World Court for crimes against humanity, and the U.S. sends out the USNS Comfort to aid thousands of Venezuela's starving, sick refugees desperately huddled in Colombia, there's obviously a whirlwind coming that that socialist regime is overdue to reap.

Economically, they've just committed suicide, with dictator Nicolás Maduro's socialist solution for the country's economic meltdown a simple matter of lopping five zeros off the virtually worthless currency, as if that will fix the five-digit-going-on-a-million-percent inflation, devaluing it 95%, pegging it to a made up crypto-currency that's even skeezier than bitcoin, known as the "petro," and raising the minimum wage 6,000%, a move that will shut down pretty much every private business left in Venezuela, given that businesses cannot raise prices.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: socialism; venezuela
This is what socialism is like in real life. Children are starving. Medical care is unavailable. The people live in fear of the military and the secret police.

Four million of the country's 30 million have fled, most of them in the past year.

1 posted on 08/21/2018 1:25:00 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective

But it will work this time for sure!


2 posted on 08/21/2018 1:30:14 PM PDT by mikelets456
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I hope the RNC and the Trump Campaign have documentary filmmakers to record the chaos and misery and suffering. Here is a failed socialist country right next door to America. It is in humanitarian meltdown, and yet the Democrats have doubled-down on socialism. Cognitive dissonance.
 
3 posted on 08/21/2018 1:33:19 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie ("Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.")
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To: detective

How long until Maduro is assassinated?


4 posted on 08/21/2018 1:33:19 PM PDT by PGR88
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5 posted on 08/21/2018 1:34:16 PM PDT by JPG (MAGA)
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To: PGR88

Like Mussolini or Ceausescu


6 posted on 08/21/2018 1:35:23 PM PDT by butlerweave
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To: detective

If only this human wave of misery can get to the Mexican border, they can find refuge...in the USA!


7 posted on 08/21/2018 1:40:39 PM PDT by luvbach1 (I hope Trump runs roughshod over the inevitable obstuctionists, Dems, progs, libs, or RINOs!)
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To: detective

FYI, the cdictator’s CORRECT name is Nicolás Manure-o.


8 posted on 08/21/2018 1:42:06 PM PDT by 2harddrive (Go to www.CodeIsFreeSpeech.com for 10 FREE 3D-printer gun blueprints!)
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Yes, hundreds of thousands of potential loyal rat voters and goper commiters of acts of love.
9 posted on 08/21/2018 1:49:25 PM PDT by robowombat (Orthodox)
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To: detective

Time for a pool to guess Maduro’s last day in office.


10 posted on 08/21/2018 1:54:47 PM PDT by lurk
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And they just slid their whole pile of chips across the table for their final bet: their oil industry as collateral for a bitcoin investment.

Good luck with that.


11 posted on 08/21/2018 1:56:22 PM PDT by lurk
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To: detective

Well, somebody voted for socialism.


12 posted on 08/21/2018 2:16:53 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: lurk

The devil will be greeting Maduro in September.


13 posted on 08/21/2018 2:22:11 PM PDT by relee (Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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“But it will work this time for sure!”

I think you are right, just a little tweaking here and there and they will have a Workers Paradise, something hottie Cortez and lovable grampa Bernie can bring to America.


14 posted on 08/21/2018 3:05:33 PM PDT by redfreedom (Gun control has proven success! (Such as in Hitler's Germany & Stalin's Russia))
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Send these two idiots down there


15 posted on 08/21/2018 3:28:01 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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