Did my ex-wife call me from Venezuela to tell me her elderly next door neighbor stole all the money from her purse while she was busy cleaning her house?? She had just gotten to her little house on Margarita island and was cleaning up horrific flood damage effects from a recent Hurricane that caused heavy rains there. The old woman came knocking on the door, supposedly to say hi. My ex went outside to her patio while the old lady was still inside. Then later she noticed all of her cash was gone from her purse.
Well, Hugo Chavez is supposed to be the financial "nanny" for everybody and in that system of government, the state is supposed to take care of everybody. Well?!?!?!?
This just goes to show you the illusion that socialism is, and that it simply does not work. That lady was so poor and desperate because "the state" was not taking care of her. At least it appears that way. Stealing out of desperation is commonplace in that country and far worse now than it was in the pre-Chavez days. Well I guess somebody ( Chavez and friends ) is getting all of that oil money and it's just not being "redistributed" very well, huh?!?!? I bet Chavez lives like an oil sheik!!!
Seems to me if I lived there and felt I was getting adequate money from the state I would be disinclined to steal money from someone's purse. Why would I need to? Right??