I’ve been covering the ongoing meltdown in Venezuela. This is an older post which I think is relevant… L. A.
Commentary & Analysis
L. A. Marzulli
Days of Chaos!
CUMANÁ, Venezuela —
With delivery trucks under constant attack, the nation’s food is now transported under armed guard. Soldiers stand watch over bakeries. The police fire rubber bullets at desperate mobs storming grocery stores, pharmacies and butcher shops. A 4-year-old girl was shot to death as street gangs fought over food.
Venezuela is coming apart at the seams. Anarchy, dissent, roving gangs, rapes, murders, missing people, lack of food, water and basic necessities, plague the country. In short this is the fruit of a socialistic government.
Socialism has never worked and it never will. The Soviets tried their brand of Socialism—communism—and the system basically collapsed of its own weight after just 70 years.
Socialism stifles the entrepreneurial spirit, puts down any incentive to do better, crushes the will to create something new and gives to those who don’t deserve it.
Our current president is, in my opinion, a socialist. He has engineered Obamacare and essentially lied to the American people when he stated: if you have a plan you can keep your plan.
He also has practically abolished the middle class, raised taxes and created a constricted economic landscape where 92 million people are not in the workforce and another 55 million are on food-stamps.
Trump has stated that unemployment is not the 6% that the government tells us, it’s more like 25% or perhaps even higher.
The democratic party is slanted so far to the left, which is why someone like Bernie Sanders, a communist, could actually almost beat Hillary Clinton. The democrats want a bigger government, higher taxes and a socialistic utopia. The problem is, it will never work, as someone has to pay for all the false largesse of a Big-Brother-tax and spend-Government.
According to some pundits, Obamacare, the socialistic dream of health care for all, will come crashing down in 2017. Reason for this is simple, You can’t get free stuff. Someone has to actually pay for it!
All we need to do is look at the poverty, despair, and collapse of Venezuela to understand the fruits of socialism. It’s rotten to the core and Americans should rally against this ideology.
Socialism doesn’t work and it is in every way a failed system and yet a certain segment of Washington is not only flirting with it, it’s embracing it with open arms.
In closing todays post. All government can do is regulate. It never creates anything. Venezuela is in chaos. So much for the Socialistic Utopia.
A government is best that governs least. (Thomas Jefferson)