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December 30, 2008

No Bailouts in Communist Wonderland

As whole industries whimper for bailouts, and irresponsible bureaucrats hurry to comply with grotesque bounties of free money stolen from our future, one guy is actually calling for realism and austerity. The only problem is, he's a communist dictator:

Cuban President Raul Castro called on Saturday for austerity measures including fewer subsidies for workers and stricter management to pull the country out of an economic morass aggravated this year by three hurricanes and the global financial crisis. …
"The accounts don't square up," he said. "You have to act with realism and adjust the dreams to the true possibilities," said Castro…
Castro said Cuban managers need to demand more from their workers, who receive free education and health care and subsidized food rations but on average earn only $20 a month. …
He expressed dissatisfaction with the system of subsidies for those who can work, but do not, saying government handouts discourage Cubans from being more productive.

Similarly, the Chicoms have reacted to the economic slowdown by reducing the tax burden.

Having been all the way down the road we're traveling, communists know enough to turn back.

Hat tip: Teh Resistance; on a tip from V the K.

Posted by Van Helsing at December 30, 2008 9:50 AM


Lots of interesting things going on in China. At this point they're probably less communist than we are.

May be a good time to brush up on your Mandarin... 我喜欢中国

Posted by: Rob Banks at December 30, 2008 10:07 AM

Great Post. I agree 100% with what you said. Why don't these dictators ever die? Only the good die young. lol.

Posted by: A.D. at December 30, 2008 11:44 AM

So much of castros paradise and this is the place where liberals want betetr relationships with and where that stmbling stupidhead incompetent JIMMY CARTER wants the sancions lifted and let all those who sucked up to castro when he visited can now eat crow and enjoy it

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at December 30, 2008 12:32 PM

The Liberals will blame Cuba's crappy ecconmy on the U.S. embargo, but they will never admit that several countries (Including China, Russia, Venisuala and CANADA) have trade relations with Cuba. This just proves once again that communism --the all-incompasing social, political and ecconomic system-- is a worthless load of SNOT.

By the way, when the Liberals, by offering the above argument ("America will not trade with Cuba"), they are just as much saying that communism CAN'T SURVIVE without America's free enterprise system. This contridicts their socialist view of ecconmy and shows that they don't know what they are talking about.

Posted by: KHarn at December 30, 2008 3:11 PM

Next time someone should light up castro a very specialy cigar one with some special omph KER-BLOOM

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at December 30, 2008 7:13 PM

The CIA did try the exploding cigar trick on Castro back in the 60's but it didnt work. If they really wanted Castro dead he would be. Who knows, maybe he really is dead and was replaced by a lookalike - Saddam Hussein had several duplicates to confuse intelligence analysts and prevent assassination.

Posted by: Anonymous at December 31, 2008 5:40 AM

When a Castro (any Castro) is the voice of reason, the situation in the US must be dire. Once the government has its hands in our businesses and our banks, as they now do, getting them out again will be well-nigh impossible. After all, when in the history of the world has there been a government that has voluntarily ceded power to its citizens? Note to Moonbat trolls: power given to the citizens due to revolt or revolution is not voluntary.

Posted by: CoderInCrisis at December 31, 2008 2:50 PM

I haven't heard of any oil companies asking for a bail out. You know, like Exxon, which made about a 10 percent profit and all the moonbats wanted to tax it as a windfall (on top of the tax the govt gets at the pump).

Funny how if you let companies be productive and keep their own money, they won't have to ask for help when there's a downturn.

Posted by: Alan at December 31, 2008 9:57 PM