This is what happens when the government gets too much control. This is why we need to rein in the EPA.
An article yesterday in the New York Times describes the horrors in Venezuela. Here are excerpts:
“With delivery trucks under constant attack, the nation’s food is now transported under armed guard,” says the article. “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 convulsing from hunger.”
“A staggering 87 percent of Venezuelans say they do not have money to buy enough food.”
“I used to be very fat, but no longer,” said 45-year-old Vanessa Furtado. “We are dying as we live.”
“Sugar fields in the country’s agricultural center lie fallow for lack of fertilizers. Unused machinery rots in shuttered state-owned factories. Staples like corn and rice, once exported, now must be imported and arrive in amounts that do not meet the need.”
“In response, Mr. Maduro (the president) has tightened his grip over the food supply.”
Remember Margaret Thatcher’s famous words on socialism?
‘The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.’
Venezuela is apparently learning that lesson.
This is what must – MUST – eventually happen under socialism.