Senator Bernie Sanders honeymooned in the Soviet Union and Cuba.
Sanders has admitted to being a Socialist for years.
Unfortunately, the supporters of Bernie Sanders today are in complete denial of the poverty and suffering in Socialist states.
The Socialist state of Venezuela today leads the world in inflation and murders. The poverty rate is up by 21% since the Marxists took over in 1999. And today the economy is in complete meltdown.
Crazy Bernie Sanders wants to bring this to the US.
Venezuelan shopping centers are scaling back hours of operation causing an uproar among consumers, in the wake of the government’s move to reduce their electricity supplies in the early afternoon and evening.
Socialist President Nicolas Maduro’s government last week said shopping centers would have to generate their own electricity between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on weekdays. The measure comes amid a drought that has hit hydroelectric generating systems.
Most shopping centers will have to limit service because they do not have power generation capacity, according to the primary industry group that represents malls…
…The OPEC nation is struggling with triple-digit inflation, chronic product shortages and a severe recession due to the tumbling price of oil and an unraveling state-led economic model. Maduro blames an “economic war” led by rivals.
Blackouts or limited electricity service are common, especially outside Caracas, the capital. The government often blames blackouts on sabotage, while critics point the finger at a lack of investment and poor management.
The ruling Socialist Party has over the years identified shopping centers as icons of capitalism that promote unfettered consumption. Venezuelans have continued to enjoy trips to the mall, in part because car-dependent cities are built around shopping centers rather than street-level commerce.
And, it gets worse.
The poverty rate is up 21% in the country since Marxist Hugo Chavez took over the country in 1999.
The Washington Post reported:
Venezuela already suffers from the world’s highest inflation rate — expected to rise from 275 percent to 720 percent this year — one of its higher murder rates and pervasive shortages of consumer goods, ranging from car parts to toilet paper. Power outages and the lack of raw materials are forcing surviving factories and shops to close or limit opening hours. According to a local survey cited by the Economist, the poverty rate is 76 percent, compared with 55 percent when Hugo Chávez, the late founder of the regime, took power in 1999.