To be expected
Posted by Godefroi on August 8, 2008
For those of you contemplating voting for a tremendously popular, populist, oratorically-talented Socialist to the highest post in our government, let’s have a look at the result of a previous election in which such a candidate won, as enumerated by the Associated Press (partial list).
Latest decrees by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez– Establish civilian militias critics fear will evolve into Cuban-style community groups used to monitor and prevent “counterrevolutionary” activities.“We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded [as our military].”
– Increase state control over …commerce, punishing business owners who fail to comply with price controls and other regulations with fines, indefinite closure or up to 10 years in prison.
– Put Chavez in charge of a social investment fund for “excess resources” from state-run enterprises, including recently nationalized telecommunications, electricity, steel and cement companies.
“I’ll make oil companies like Exxon [which certain fellow demoncrats have suggested nationalizing] pay a tax on their windfall profits, and we’ll use the money to help families pay for their skyrocketing energy costs and other bills,” “
– Give Chavez the ability to designate regional political authorities who could undermine the power of elected mayors and governors. [Which Obama could do with our Federal Judiciary, similar to when fmr Pres. Clinton fired all the sitting Federal judges. Then there’s ACORN.]
Riot police fired tear gas in Caracas to block about 1,000 people protesting the latest moves by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to consolidate his power. The demonstrators said a blacklist of opposition candidates and a series of socialist decrees were destroying what’s left of democracy…
Doesn’t this all sound like a barrel of fun?
Where’s the Tylenol….
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