MIRROR: Clearing Up Some Misconceptions

Day 737, 20:19 Published in Venezuela Venezuela by Ministerio del Trabajo

Mirrored from: http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/clearing-up-some-misconceptions-1054797/1/20

Clearing up some misconceptions

By DavidFailkipz

We must confront the privileged elite who have destroyed a large part of the world
- Hugo Chavez

There appears to be some concern about our intentions with this country. I'd like to assure you that we only have your best interests at heart. Although you may have your doubts, we do know what is good for this country better than any of the other parties.

Now that we control Congress, we have begun to implement some sweeping changes that will propel Venezuela to economic superpower status. This economic policy was written in part by me. I am a tenured work study specialized in macroeconomics in the USA, so I am better qualified to run the economy than anyone else in this country.

Let me explain how our proposals will benefit you, the citizens of Venezuela.

One of the more controversial changes will be the new minimum wage. Some have questioned how companies will be able to afford to pay their workers that much. Any healthy economy however depends on money being spent. With a 999 VEB minimum wage, citizens will be able to spend more money and support more companies. In addition, they will be able to buy more and higher quality goods, and the result will be everyone becoming richer. This is a change that should have been made a long long time ago. Thankfully, we have arrived to correct the mistakes past governments hve made. As Bob Saget once said, "Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party," and we intend to print as much money as we possibly can.

We have also taken steps to protect domestic companies. By creating a large import tax on all goods, we will be able to stop foreign companies from undermining our businesses. The new taxes are something that ALL patriotic Venezuelan citizens should fully support. I would have to question the motives and intelligence of anyone who argues against these new taxes. They are for your benefit.

Josef Stalin once said that "Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited." We will do our absolute best to close this gap. We have taken steps to raise taxes on all goods, which will allow us to more fairly distribute the wealth of this country. Why should some be rich and some poor? We will make all citizens rich. As the great leader Hugo Chavez once said, "I am convinced that the way to build a new and better world is not capitalism. Capitalism leads us straight to hell."

Some of you have been very discontent. This is not acceptable. We are the most qualified to run this country, as shown by our sweeping, God given victory in the Congressional elections. We are working hard for your benefit, and we require your cooperation. You may not understand how our policies are superior to yours, but you do not need to, you must simply trust us, and we shall lead this country into greatness. Some of you may not believe that our proposals will benefit the country, but I would remind you that I am an economics professor and you are not. I have far more knowledge about these matters than any of my detractors. Stalin said "I believe in one thing only, the power of human will," and he was right. We believe in your patriotism, and we are certain that you will recognize that we are going to lead this country into a new era.

"This has been a great victory for the Venezuelan people"
- Hugo Chavez