While visiting Cuba last year Bernie Sanders’ slipped off his (figurative) jeans, sandals and Che Guevara T-Shirt–and slipped into an Armani suit and Rolex:
“American businesses are losing billions of dollars because of the economic embargo (of Cuba.) Meanwhile, Canadians and Europeans are creating jobs through their investments in Cuba.” (Bernie Sanders on a visit to Cuba in 2014.)
Above Bernie Sanders echoes the oft-chanted lament of his (supposed) enemies the Wall Street Journal and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
On left: In 1996 The Wall Street Journal throws a star-studded luncheon in honor of Fidel Castro, a Stalinist dictator who abolished private property. On right: Thomas Donahue President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on one of his frequent visits to Cuba chumming it up with the Stalinist dictator who burglarized and murdered U.S. businessmen.
We’re all familiar with the caricature of villainous U.S. business barons as described by leftists–as described (especially!) by the likes of Bernie Sanders and his followers. To wit: a heartless, cigar-chomping Yankee businessmen in cahoots with a sleazy, swarthy, mustachioed banana-republic dictator whose bejeweled wife and daughters own ten thousand pair of shoes –these greedy billionaire sleazebags exploiting and brutalizing third-world peasants in the name of obscene corporate profits and the latest model Mercedez Benz…
Well, if any business venture on earth epitomizes that timeless cartoon it’s EVERY foreign business venture in Castro’s Cuba.
You see, amigos: when a foreign businessman sets up shop in the Castro Family Fiefdom the “employees” (slaves) are chosen and assigned to him by the Cuban regime. The foreign businessman then pays the wages –not to the employees—but to the Castro regime, which sets their wages and dictates the payment schedule. The Stalinist regime then dribbles about .8% of the total to the employees (slaves), pocketing the rest. As dreadful as they make life for their subjects, the Red Chinese and Red Vietnamese regimes dictate nothing of the sort when hosting western companies as business partners.