Category Archive: Socialist Lies

Dec 10

Hundreds of thousands flee socialist Venezuela, to start over with nothing.

Socialism is a curse that one should wish only on a hated enemy. Governments invariably promise cradle-to-grave safety, support and security but deliver only violence, misery and impoverishment. Yesterday’s New York Times detailed how Venezuelans in need of medicine must suffer early deaths or flee to other countries for survival. They were promised government (‘single …

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Nov 27

Bovard recounts life in Soviet-era Hungary and Romania

Author James Bovard is a widely read chronicler of government stupidity and tyranny. His books include Lost Rights, Shakedown, and Freedom in Chains. Bovard recently recounted a trip through communist-era Hungary and Romania during the 1980s. See here. Romania was part of the Soviet bloc at the time, and its people lived in constant fear. …

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Nov 18

Brazil descends into government control, socialism and mass violence

For years Brazil has been the leader of South American tourism and commerce. But yesterday’s New York Times featured a story on Brazil’s descent into violence over the past couple years. Last year, there were 61,619 people killed across Brazil. At least 800 of those killings were by police. The Times story suggests that government …

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Oct 28

US Postal Service has had one profitable quarter since 2006; it has lost $63 billion during that time

The U.S. Postal Service monopoly is unconstitutional* and has caused great harm to the American economy. The Postal Service has had one profitable quarter since 2006. It has lost $63 billion during that time, averaging around $5 billion in losses each year. (To put this in perspective, the annual budget of the State of Montana …

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Sep 19

Californians ready to flee socialism

In 1978, courageous Californians circulated and passed a forward-thinking ballot initiative known as Proposition 13. Under Proposition 13, the annual real estate tax on a parcel of property is limited to 1% of its assessed value. In the years that followed, real estate became something of a tax shelter even as the vampire-like California legislature …

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Sep 06

More misery in socialist Venezuela

Socialist Venezuela continues spiraling into misery and environmental devastation. Just 20 years ago, Venezuelans were the richest and healthiest people in Latin America. Then they voted for socialism. Government took over businesses and industries, took over health care and food distribution, and chased out capitalists. Now Venezuelans struggle for survival daily. Photos show them butchering …

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Aug 24

77 percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.

Whenever government expands, people become impoverished, dependent, sick, weak, diseased, trapped, and less mobile in every sense. CBS Moneywatch has released a report indicating that “[a]lmost 8 out of 10 American workers say they live paycheck to paycheck.” Government taxes, regulations and central banking savagely punish savers, so most Americans save little or nothing. Studies …

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Aug 09

Venezuelan minimum wage was raised 108,000 % in 20 years, yet today, “Anyone in Venezuela would be happy to eat out of American trashcans”

Venezuelan economist Raefael Acevedo recently addressed the Mises Institute. See here. Between 1999 and 2017, said Acevedo, the Venezuelan minimum wage was raised 38 times: a 108,000 % increase. Yet “[a]nyone in Venezuela would be happy to eat out of American trashcans.”

Jul 23

Collapsing Chicago Public Schools Seeking to Force Rural Illinois Property Owners to Pay $17 BILLION Debt

The Chicago Public School District is $17 BILLION in debt. (That figure is greater than the annual State budgets of numerous entire states combined; Chicago’s “teachers” often retire as multimillionaires in a state that has experienced years of declining household incomes.) Years of corruption and government central planning have taken their toll. (And all measurements …

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Jul 18

Socialism lowered life expectancy in Venezuela while capitalism raised life expectancy in Chile

Many government lovers condemn and criticize the rightist regime that took over Chile in the 1970s. Naomi Klein’s book “The Shock Doctrine” begins with a (mostly false) story that Chile’s Pinochet adopted free-market policies and followed the guidance of free-market economist Milton Friedman. But while Chile under Pinochet was hardly the free-market model its enemies …

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