Monday, October 28, 2013

Venezuela's President Sets Up a "Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness"

By, Chris Rossini

From The Telegraph:
A new Vice Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness has been created by Nicolas Maduro, the Venezuelan president, in an attempt to coordinate all the "mission" programmes created by Hugo Chavez to alleviate poverty.

...He said that the Vice ministry aimed to take care of the most "sublime, vulnerable and delicate, to those who are most loved by anyone who calls themselves a revolutionary, a Christian and Chavista."
The Venezuelan 'Bad Samaritans' take care of the poor in the same way that American 'Bad Samaritans' do:

The Venezuelans can't party as long as Americans though. They don't have "the world's reserve currency" and a military empire making sure that everyone accepts bolivars.

So they suffer the consequences much sooner:
Oil-rich Venezuela is chronically short of basic goods and medical supplies. Annual inflation is running officially at near 50 per cent...
Housewife Liliana Alfonzo, 31, said that instead of a Supreme Happiness agency she would prefer being able to get milk and toilet paper, which disappear off store shelves minutes after arriving at stores.
Naturally, when money creation and price controls fail, government's next move is to create a Ministry of Happiness! That'll straighten things out.

Wouldn't it be interesting to be a fly on the wall in those Ministry meetings? I imagine them being similar to being present at any one of the U.S.'s "climate change" agency meetings; where they strategize about the elimination of the styrofoam cup.

It's wild the things that human beings will concoct when they have the ability to leech off of the productive members of society. I'm sure if I lived off my taxpaying neighbor, I could come up with some exotic Ministries too. But we have far too many talented minds in America who are making them up as it is.

I can't compete.

How could I possibly top Bill Clinton's call for a Ministry of Truth for the Internet?

You see...Venezuela isn't the only country with politicians who've got game.

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  1. Venezuela's President Sets Up a "Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness"

    Definition of Supreme Social Happiness: A terminal social disease...

  2. "Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness"

    Could the Venezuelan government get anymore Orwellian? And to think of all the completely moronic Venezuelans that wanted this. Well how do you guys like your idiot socialism now? LOL!