Saturday, September 4, 2010

Control The Masses: Venezuela Introduces Cuba-like Food Card

Presented by President Hugo Chávez as an instrument to make shopping for groceries easier, the ``Good Life Card'' is making various segments of the population wary because they see it as a furtive attempt to introduce a rationing card similar to the one in Cuba.
The measure could easily become a mechanism to control the population, according to civil society groups.
``We see that in short-term this could become a rationing card probably similar to the one used in Cuba,'' Roberto León Parilli, president of the National Association of Users and Consumers, told El Nuevo Herald. ``It would use more advanced technological means [than those used in Cuba], but when they tell you where to buy and what the limits of what you can buy are, they are conditioning your purchases.''
Chávez said Tuesday that the card could be used to buy groceries at the government chain of markets and supplies.
``I have called it a Good Life Card so far,'' Chávez said in a brief statement made on the government television channel. ``It's a card for you to purchase what you are going to take and they keep deducting. It's to buy what you need, not to promote communism, but to buy what just what you need.''
Former director of Venezuela's Central Bank, Domingo Maza Zavala, said this could become a rationing card that would limit your purchases in light of the country's recurring problems with supplies.
``If the intention is to beat inflation, they should find a good source of supply for the entire market and not only for centers that are part of social chains,'' he said. ``To do that, you need to encourage local production with the help of the private sector, since they cannot do it by themselves. The government cannot become the ultimate food distributor.''
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  1. Are these cards , sort of like the American food stamp dependency system used by more than 40 million americans and growing?

    Or, like US unemployment benifits good for a limited time only?
    good thing Americans have freedom ,not any socialist share the wealth trends like in Venezuala.

  2. 6:22 do you not notice your freedoms have been erased daily, or are you from planet MARS? These articles from other countries are probably being tried out first then implemented HERE..

  3. good thing the us has fascist benefits thanks to bush causing this mess.

  4. And when you get to the bottom of it all, what the hell did Chavez ever do to any of us in the good ole usa except call a spade a spade. Guess he doesn't want to wind up like Iraq and Afghanistan - "People of Venezuela, we've come to liberate you!"

  5. Dude, one of those ads was toxic. It opened a window and brought up dialogue boxes. The boxes are basically, "click here and I will rape you and your computer." The site was something like "seeky", or whatever.

  6. I have it on good authority through my many CIA and NSA connections that the Chupacabra is behind all this, not Chavez himself. He is but a puppet in a much larger, demonic scheme.

  7. america is not a semi-socialist country like Venezuala .
    Venezuala has a source of income for these food program in a nationalised oil industry.
    Chaves redistribute this income because he has a nationalised or socialised source after criminaly robbing the foreign oil Corporations
    America as a free enterprise nation where benevelent foreign companies like BP are free to operate and divide up the profits from exploiting nature in a rational capitalist manner.
    Therefore keeping $0 million americans on food stamps is a huge drain on the government revemnues from big taxpayers (like BP?)
    This Venesualian /Cuban type socialism as seen in the food stamps programs in america should be abolished .
    America unlike Venezuala with a nationalised oil industry cannot afford the cost of wasteful ineficient State run socialism .


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