Socialism Works: Cuba Rationing Eggs, Rice and Soap

Socialism works.

If you doubt that, stop by North Korea, Venezuela or Cuba. After helping reduce Venezuela to the brink of famine, Cuba is rationing basic foodstuffs

The Cuban government announced Friday that it is launching widespread rationing of chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis.

Commerce Minister Betsy Díaz Velázquez told the state-run Cuban News Agency that various forms of rationing would be employed in order to deal with shortages of staple foods. She blamed the hardening of the U.S. trade embargo by the Trump administration. Economists give equal or greater blame to a plunge in aid from Venezuela, where the collapse of the state-run oil company has led to a nearly two-thirds cut in shipments of subsidized fuel that Cuba used for power and to earn hard currency on the open market.

Lefties like to blame the embargo for Cuba's shortages, but Venezuela had drastic shortages long before any sanctions were placed on it.

But, as Bernie Sanders said, bread lines are a good thing. When you've got bread lines, you know you've got your socialism in the house.

“You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants when children are hungry in this country,” Sanders sneered.

There are very few choices of deodorants or food in Cuba.

That's how socialism works.


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