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Old 09-15-2018, 01:22 PM   #1
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Default Maduro's huge salary increases force 40% percent of Venezuelan stores to close

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Nearly 40 percent of all Venezuelan stores have closed —some of them perhaps permanently —after the government of President Nicolas Maduro increased the minimum salary by nearly 3,500 percent in one fell swoop, according the National Council of Commerce and Services of Venezuela.

Many of the companies, which had been barely surviving the gradual collapse of the economy, saw the salary increase and other changes announced last month as the fatal blow in a series of policies that have been gradually strangling their businesses.

"These decisions are leading many business people to say, 'No, I can't do it any more,'" said Maria Carolina Uzcategui, president of the council.

The problem is that Venezuelan companies are being forced to sell at prices far below cost just as employee salaries are increasing 60 times, Uzcategui said.

What's more, the regime has banned stores from increasing their prices to cover the salary increases, arguing that it is not necessary.

If they do increase prices, store owners or managers can end up in prison, Uzcategui said.

"We have inspections, and they force us to sell at last month's prices," she said. "That takes money away from the business because of the hyperinflation, when you can't even sell at yesterday's prices because you lose money."

"And anyone who protests against these measures runs the risk of going to jail, without the right to appeal, without the right to anything, simply because the official whose turn it was to inspect the store just felt like arresting you. He did it, and that's all," she said.
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socialism for ever
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Nothing to worry about,just look at Canada.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:57 AM   #4
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Poor Venezuela - can’t even get on the “most socialist countries in the world” list!

China
Denmark
Finland
Netherlands
Canada
Sweden
Norway
Ireland
New Zealand
Belgium

http://blog.peerform.com/top-ten-mos...-in-the-world/
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Poor Venezuela - can’t even get on the “most socialist countries in the world” list!

China
Denmark
Finland
Netherlands
Canada
Sweden
Norway
Ireland
New Zealand
Belgium

http://blog.peerform.com/top-ten-mos...-in-the-world/
i love the front page of that blog.

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I love how conservatives are always saying bad things about Venezuela like it is a slam against Dems or something...

I am sure in their far right echo chambers it means something.
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I love how conservatives are always saying bad things about Venezuela like it is a slam against Dems or something...

I am sure in their far right echo chambers it means something.
In the minds of alt-wrong mental midgets like Tiki Torch Boy, "socialism" is a broad brush that doesn't distinguish between Stalin and Gandhi.
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I am disappointed in you Shane.

You should have recognized that this assertion about Maduro's salary is propaganda.

The US tried repeatedly to take down Chavez -- and Maduro his successor the same.

No doubt, the Venezuelan leaders made some big mistakes with the economy -- but using the profits from oil to help the poor is not one of them.

Please try and rise above your me me me me version of libertarianism.

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Old 09-17-2018, 08:49 PM   #10
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OP is a dumbass.

Venezuela’s problems stem from corruption and egregious mismanagement, which can happen anywhere. Countries with socialist regimes such as China, Vietnam, Chile and many in Europe have managed to successfully grow their economies as Venezuela’s has tumbled.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/heres...154605494.html

As you read through the stupidity of Maduro's decisions you'll see more similarities to what Trump and Ryan are doing to America than anything Norway is doing.
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I am disappointed in you Shane.

You should have recognized that this assertion about Maduro's salary is propaganda.

The US tried repeatedly to take down Chavez -- and Maduro his successor the same.

No doubt, the Venezuelan leaders made some big mistakes with the economy -- but using the profits from oil to help the poor is not one of them.

Please try and rise above your me me me me version of libertarianism.
You edited your post and yet you STILL get it wrong.

The news isn’t about Madurows own salary dumdum.

He raised the minimum wage for everyone and that is what sent the economy further tumbling.
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You edited your post and yet you STILL get it wrong.

The news isn’t about Madurows own salary dumdum.

He raised the minimum wage for everyone and that is what sent the economy further tumbling.
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