Monday, March 2, 2009
Zimbabwe New Economic Model for Venezuela
As Zimbabwe's impressive success with their nationalization program and the resultant economic boom continues unabated, Venezuelan President and Economic Mastermind Hugo Chavez has adopted the same formula for success in Venezuela. "It's true we do have massive oil reserves, and that works against our success," stated Chavez, "but we hope to overcome that handicap and repeat Zimbabwe's economic gains in short order."
"Every citizen of Zimbabwe is a billionaire!" says Chavez. They use money to light cigars, as toilet paper, and many have so much they just throw it away. What a paradise it must be! "This is the kind of paradise I want for all Venezuelans."
Since 2007, Chavez has taken swift and decisive action to nationalize all major companies in Venezuela. First it was Power, Telecom and Oil companies. Soon to follow were banks, steel, cement, and now with his latest action the Venezuelan Gov't has seized control of rice plants who refused "to produce rice at prices set by the government."
"Venezuela's inflation rate is the highest in Latin America," beamed Chavez in a televised address, "but we've got a ways to go before we get to the sky-high target Zimbabwe has set for us. If we all work together, we can make Venezuela a paradise just like Zimbabwe." -CE