I must tell you, now I understand why Cuba is spoken of so highly among the left. Now don't get me wrong, I don't mean to insult the country, its the government that I choose to insult! Cuba has wonderful people and a beautiful beautiful country. Cuba used to be a resort island until the Communist takeover. Oh and I almost forgot to mention the wonderful cigars. Now that I'm a mobstah (because I'm opposed to the healthcare plan) I must puff on a cigar here and there to get the full effect. Just trying to get into my role folks...gotta play the part.
So let me get this straight, Dems try to convince me that Cuba has the best healthcare system yet they don't have toilet paper?
Once again, I don't want to make light of the situation as I genuinely feel for the Cuban people who have to put up with these atrocities but I also find the situation to be a bit comical because of the Democratic leaders in OUR country trying to convince us that we should be moving to the left...
Hmm...show me where that has worked, just asking for 1 place? Cant think of it, yeah, thought so.
From Yahoo News!
HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba, in the grip of a serious economic crisis, is running short of toilet paper and may not get sufficient supplies until the end of the year, officials with state-run companies said on Friday. Officials said they were lowering the prices of 24 basic goods to
help Cubans get through the difficulties provoked in part by the global
financial crisis and three destructive hurricanes that struck the island last year.Cuba's financial reserves have been depleted by increased spending for imports and reduced export income, which has forced the communist-led government to take extraordinary measures to keep the economy afloat.
"The corporation has taken all the steps so that at the end of the year there will be
an important importation of toilet paper," an official with state conglomerate
Cimex said on state-run Radio Rebelde.
The shipment will enable the state-run company "to supply this demand that today is presenting problems," he said. Cuba both imports toilet paper and produces its own, but does not currently have enough raw materials to make it, he said. One of the measures taken to address
the cash crunch is a 20 percent cut in imports, which in recent days has become
evident in the reduction of goods in state-run stores. Cuba imports about 60
percent of its food. Despite the shortages, prices will be cut between 5 percent
and 27 percent for some food, drugs and personal hygiene products, officials
A visit to a store in Havana's Vedado neighborhood on Friday found that
prices had dropped for mayonnaise, barbecue sauce and canned squid.One
customer, who gave his name only as Pedro, complained that "it doesn't look
like prices have been lowered for the fundamental products" such as cooking
oil. Ana Maria Ortega, deputy director for military-run retail conglomerate
TRD Caribe, said there will be no shortage of basic goods.
"The conditions are in place to maintain the supply of essential products," she said on the same
radio program. Cubans receive a subsidized food ration from the government each
month that they say meets their needs for about two weeks. President Raul Castro
told the National Assembly last week that the government had cut its spending
budget for the second time this year and has been renegotiating its
debt and payments with foreign providers.
Cuba has long blamed the 47-year-old U.S. trade embargo against the island for many of its economic problems. It also said that last year's hurricanes did $10 billion worth of damage that forced the government to spend heavily on imports of food and reconstruction products.
Castro, who replaced his ailing older brother Fidel Castro as president last year, also has complained that Cuba's productivity is too low. He has taken various steps to boost output, including putting more state-owned land in private hands and pushing for salaries to be based on
(Reporting by Nelson Acosta and Esteban Israel; Editing by
and Will Dunham)
Oh yeah, got to love the part where they also blame America. Cant ever forget to blame America.
Get a life! Take responsibility for your own stupid actions!