ONE THING THE OBAMANATION
WILL NEVER LACK IS
WORDS, WORDS, WORDS,
THERE MAY SOON BE SHORTAGES OF
DOCTORS AND MEDICAL SERVICES
ALONG WITH SHORTAGES OF EVERYTHING ELSE,
BUT THERE WILL NEVER BE A SHORTAGE OF
You have got to be kidding me.
Venezuela running out of coffee?
Is that not like Saudi Arabia running out of sand?
Venezuela to Import Coffee 1st Time Ever
It seems Venezuela’s dictator Hugo Chavez
has been meddling with the economy again.
One marvels at the mentality that can cause a nation’s most common product
to become as scarce as chastity in a whorehouse.
Really, one cannot swing a dead cat in Venezuela
without hitting some coffee planter.
It would be as if Cuba were running out of sugar—
oh wait, it is.
Castro and Chavez have the same understanding of economics.
It resembles Obama’s in all particulars.
The entire discipline of economics since Adam Smith has escaped Chavez.
Why could this idiot not open any Econ 101 text and turn to ‘price controls?’
Here are the results of Chavez meddling in areas far above his pay grade.
On-and-off food shortages for years have dogged the government of President Hugo Chavez, a former paratrooper who has nationalized several industries and expropriated land as part of his socialist revolution.
For Venezuela to experience a shortage of coffee is like Obama experiencing a shortage of lies. Very difficult to imagine let alone arrange.
Nationalization and shortages go together in the same way that Chicago and corruption go together. Find one, find the other. Naturally Chavez refuses to take the blame for his absurd policies. Neither does Obama. In typical socialist fashion, each blames others.
Critics point the finger at price and foreign exchange controls that have slowed investments in expansion and maintenance and eroded productivity. The government blames shortages on speculation by the private sector.
In a nutshell this is Obama’s health care plan. Conjure up a problem in the private sector, blame it on speculating capitalists, and use both as a reason to nationalize the entire system.
This is not the first time Chavez ran afoul of Economics 101. Some years back he was already sticking his semi-illiterate snout into the business of Venezuelan coffee.
President Chávez, who maintains price controls on basic foodstuffs, raised the price of coffee beans by 100% last month after weeks of protests by coffee farmers.
But most of the country’s coffee producers, who buy, roast and grind the beans, refused to sell on the coffee yesterday, claiming their margins had been cut, and began hoarding thousands of sacks of unprocessed beans.
And then Chavez took a page from Stalin.
I’ve instructed the National Guard to look for the missing coffee and to find every single kilogram of it. The army has the permission to seize the coffee with the power of attorneys and judges. We will sell the coffee at prices set by us.
This is how socialists arrange things—create a crisis from a government caused shortage, then claim that government needs to step in to restore economic stability. The results are bigger government and less liberty. Again we see echoes of the Obama Way. In Rahm Emmanuel’s words, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”
Socialism always brings shortages, sometimes in odd ways. Five years ago I was backpacking around the Nicaraguan island of Ometepe. Oddly, I found that
Water is very scarce everywhere on the island, in all hotels and restaurants and homes. It simply quits, sometimes for the entire day. And the island sits in a huge freshwater lake! Granada, the third city of the republic, also suffers from water problems, and it is on the shores of Lake Nicaragua.
While the Americans look for water on Mars, the Nicaraguans cannot seem to find it in their own backyard. It baffles.
The place was awash with water yet Nicaraguans could not figure out how to get it to their homes. I remain baffled.
Socialist Nicaragua runs out of water. Socialist Cuba runs out of sugar. Socialist Venezuela runs out of coffee. Believe it or not, once socialist Argentina ran out of beef. This happened in a nation that has the finest steakhouses in the world, just as the US has the finest medical care in the world. Even America hating dictators come here when they need surgery. If Obama Care ever becomes law, we can expect both rationing and shortages. The laws of economics are hard and unforgiving. Not for nothing has that discipline been called “the dismal science.”
If Obama has his way, Americans will be forced to deal with a black market in medical care in the same way that Venezuelans are forced to deal with a black market in coffee. This will be just another sign of American becoming a run-of-the-mill 3rd world nation, like Venezuela.
Come to think of it, Obama admires Chavez. Perhaps he seeks to emulate him.
BARRY SOETORO aka BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA
He is not eligible to be
President of the United States
because he is not a Natural Born Citizen
as required by Article Two, Section One, Clause Five of the United States Constitution.
This is a fact REGARDLESS of
where he was born (Mombassa, Hawaii, Chicago, Mecca or Mars).
He is not eligible
because he was not born of
BOTH OF WHOM WERE UNITED STATES CITIZENS
at the time of his birth as required by the Constitution.
His father was a subject/ciitizen
of Kenya/Great Britain at the time of his birth and afterwards.
The FACT that he was not born of TWO US CITIZEN PARENTS is all that matters. The question of his birth certificate is a distraction (a distraction fostered by Obama’s supporters?) that ought not to occupy our time and resources.
However, it is possible that he is not a United States
citizen at all even if he was born in Kenya, as three witnesses have testified. The reason is because his mother could not pass her US citizenship on to her son because she did not live continuously in the United States for five full years after her fourteenth birthday as required by the US immigration law in effect during that period of time.
Check it out:
Also, an excellent introductory primer on Obama Presiidential Eligibility is to be found at:
His usurpation can only be corrected (1) by Congress through his Impeachment and Removal [something which will never happen in a Congress controlled by Pelosi/Reid], or (2) it can be
corrected by his resignation, which could happen if the public presssure on him to resign becomes great enough, or (3) by his removal by the United States Supreme Court affirming a Quo Warranto decision of the United States Federal District Court for the District of Columbia [which process Attorney General Eric Holder would never allow to even begin] or (4) by an amendment to the Constitution,
which will never happen because that again would require the agreement of a Congress controlled by Pelosi/Reid.
HERE IS THE QUESTION WHICH EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN SHOULD BE ASKING HIS OR HER CONGRESSMAN AND SENATORS
“During the 2008 election, then Senator Obama published a statement at his website which said that his birth status was ‘governed’ by the British Nationality Act of 1948. Can you please tell me, and the American people, how a person governed - at birth - by British law, can be a natural born citizen of the United States and thus constitutionally eligible to be President of the United States?”
- Leo Rugiens