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Troops Called In To Save Venezuela's Toilet Paper From Forces of Evil


Government rationing, price controls, and seizures of private companies have made Venezuela’s economy the envy of the world, which is why no one’s concerned about the government takeover of a toilet paper factory. The Venezuelan National Guard has occupied the factory, of course, simply to keep “unscrupulous traders” from perpetuating the country’s chronic TP shortage. The BBC:

The government ordered the temporary occupation of the Manpa plant in the northern state of Aragua, state-run Radio AVN reported.

In a tweet on Thursday, Venezuela’s Vice President, Jorge Arreaza, said authorities would “not permit hoarding of essential commodities, or any faults in the production and distribution process.”

Not to worry; the move falls within the vaunted Chavismo definition of the rule of law:

The Minister of Trade, Alexander Fleming, said the factory occupation complied with Venezuelan law.

If it weren’t for the brilliant successes of the Venezuelan economy and legal system, how could we ever know just how evil capitalism really is, and how glorious socialism can be?

[Photo of Nicolas Maduro with picture of Huge Chavez courtesy of Wikimedia]

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  • Kavanna

    Giving way to temptation ….

  • Stupor Freaky

    Katrina vanden Heuvel needs to take a

    • Kavanna

      And finally put those scribbling to good use.

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