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How Venezuela’s corrupt socialists
are looting the country to death

New York Post, by Thor Halvorssen

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Posted By:PageTurner, 1/12/2017 4:26:29 AM

Venezuela is no longer a country with a government, institutions and a civil society. It’s a geographic area terrorized by a criminal enterprise that pretends to govern, with a civil society made up of two sets of people: accomplices and victims. More than 30 million of the latter. The Hugo Chavez-led looting spree began in 2000. By “looting,” I mean fraudulent government contracts, a celebration of bribery, phantom payrolls across all government ministries, bogus government-grant programs, the sacking of Venezuela’s gold reserves and a massive currency-exchange scam. More than $1 trillion has disappeared — some of it wasted on social programs that produced

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Corrupt. Socialist. A redundancy. What barbarism and piracy look like. Superb, superb piece.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 1/12/2017 6:15:58 AM     (No. 11105486)

More liberals so eager to "take care of us" but really taking care of themselves.

Every Socialist regime falls into this state. Were the Castro brothers living in poverty and a crumbling infrastructure like the average citizen? While the average citizen in the USSR scrounged for toilet paper and ill fitting shoes, the party leaders ate caviar.

"Taking care of ourselves" the US has become the strongest Country in the world. The liberals would tell you government needs to help us but government is nothing but a leech on people, sapping strength and will and condemning those dependant on it to life at the bottom.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Highlander, 1/12/2017 7:28:45 AM     (No. 11105552)

My dad used to say, "they may be sincere, but they´re sincerely wrong." Now, in the light of events since the beginning of the Clintonistas, I modify that statement thus: "they may appear to be sincere, but they are sincerely evil." I haven´t given liberals/leftists the benefit of the doubt about anything, starting with Bill Clinton and his medusa spouse. I thought Carter was simply a misinformed goof, but Bill was the first I saw as actually criminal. That goes for all the other God-forsaken socialist hardcores abroad. Venezuela has gone to hell.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Shucky, 1/12/2017 7:41:04 AM     (No. 11105570)

When in power, leftists do everything that they falsely accuse their enemies of doing, and ultimately leave in the mire their useful idiot followers who can never bring themselves to admit they were duped. Same with the obama years, with $10 trillion more debt and nothing to show for it.


Reply 4 - Posted by: hurricanegirl, 1/12/2017 9:25:52 AM     (No. 11105744)

One more time: Why didn´t you idiots hang this dictator rather than beating your pots and pans at him?

Some things I will never understand!


Reply 5 - Posted by: John Farson, 1/12/2017 9:57:07 AM     (No. 11105798)

Venezuela is what Hillary and her friends had planned foe us.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 1/12/2017 10:12:50 AM     (No. 11105820)

This is an (almost) unbelievable tragedy. And yet, except for a few conservative-leaning outlets, no mention is made of it in the national news media. Why? Because Hugo Chavez and his goons, and Chavez´s tinpot successor, are Barack Hussein Obama´s idols and BFF´s.


Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 1/12/2017 11:23:27 AM     (No. 11105942)

The American socialists, of which King Hussein and Queen Clinton are key players, tried the same thing here but were too stupid and clumsy to pull it off. HRC has tens of millions of dollars that will soon be taken away from her and Obama´s shenanigans will come to light as soon as he loses his magic negro status. They tried their best with their limited abilities but the only thing standing between us and Venezuela are a few million firearms and a taste for freedom that will not go away.


   

 

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Getagrip19, 1/12/2017 11:30:13 AM     (No. 11105958)

They are Socialists, like Obama... its what they do! Venezuelans would be wise to unite and fight against their oppressors.


Reply 9 - Posted by: harper, 1/12/2017 12:11:28 PM     (No. 11106036)

If any country was an airplane, the first thing a socialist pilot does when gaining control is to open the throttles and push the stick forward than lie and claim that they are flying straight and level.


Reply 10 - Posted by: steveW, 1/12/2017 1:02:10 PM     (No. 11106144)

Notice how exactly 0% of Democrats are condemning what´s going on in Venezuela.


Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/13/2017 3:13:37 AM     (No. 11107206)

Sounds exactly like the USA with demonrats in charge. The Butcher started the looting with the approval of the putz in the WH and she was hoping to finish it by being elected. Trump has no idea of the scope of the cesspool he has to clean out.


Reply 12 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 1/13/2017 7:49:33 AM     (No. 11107385)

#4, that´s why the Founders gave us the 2nd Amendment...and why so many of us vigorously defend our right to defend ourselves from our own enemies, foreign AND domestic.


   

 

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Reply 13 - Posted by: congar, 1/13/2017 8:51:24 AM     (No. 11107437)

The end game model of the socialist utopia is on display every day, yet the DNC keeps selling the dream in spite of the harsh reality. Good that we have a model to witness. Bad that a lot of good people are suffering the consequences.


Reply 14 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/13/2017 11:57:54 AM     (No. 11107749)

The Libs/Democraps DO the same thing to America.

Try to find out where the Trillions of dollars went under Obama...good luck with that...they are burning all records, count on it!


Reply 15 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 1/13/2017 1:49:24 PM     (No. 11107955)

No problem. They will blame it on the American imperialism. Half of the people will believe them.

They are looting the country to death? That is what thieves do. Venezuelans should be hanging them rather than voting for them. Only they can do it.


Reply 16 - Posted by: Butch, 1/13/2017 2:27:41 PM     (No. 11108044)

I live in Colombia and people here are mortified. Women crossing the border to sell their hair for hard currency, stuff like that. Every formerly Socialist or Communist country I´ve ever visited (e.g., Russia and Cambodia) was a disaster.

The one Socialist country I´ve lived in, Ecuador, was a disaster in the making. Every time I´d see a "Viva la Revolución Socialista" placard, I´d cringe. People there are getting more worried by the day. Sad.

Mrs. Thatcher was right: Sooner or later you really do run out of other people´s money.



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