From our Abracadabra Hocus-Pocus Meka-Leka-Hi-Meka-Hiney-Ho Bureau
Whoa! Such earth-shaking news!
Castro, Inc. (a.k.a. the “Cuban government” or Castro regime), a monopoly that owns absolutely everything in Cuba and is the sole employer of all workers on the island has announced that it is raising salaries for its slaves.
And, on top of that, Castro, Inc. is also promising that this is the first step in a “reform” of the Cuban economy.
As usual, the world’s news outlets are all excited, proclaiming the beginning of BIG changes in Castrogonia.
Suspense is building….
Read below to find out exactly how much of a raise Castro, Inc. is talking about. We’ll help you out by using bold font.
Hoo, boy, yipee, hang on to your dentures…. You’re in for a big surprise, just like millions of Cubans on the island!
Abridged from Granma Ultra-Lite (Associated Press), via NBC News Lateeeeeen-oh
The Cuban government said Thursday that it is raising state salaries as part of a broader package of economic reforms, but it revealed no details of its larger plan beyond increasing worker compensation.
A salary increase has long been seen as one of the first steps in the unification of Cuba’s unique dual-currency system, a process that could be a risky gambit in the face of an economic crisis exacerbated by tightened U.S. sanctions.
…Cuban officials said Díaz-Canel presided over an important meeting of the country’s governing Council of Ministers on June 21, although they did not specify the agenda of the meeting. The collapse of Venezuela’s economy has led to a cut in aid to Cuba, and sharp slowdown worsened by a series of Trump administration measures designed to cut off funding to the island’s government….
… When a state-run newspaper tweeted that a wide-ranging salary reform had been approved, the president quickly responded that, “this is an incremental salary increase. Next comes the reform.”
The announcement read on state television said that the minimum salary would be nearly $17 a month while the average salary would increase from $32 to $44. There were also slight rises in state pensions.
The announcement made repeated references to a variety of measures approved by the Council of Ministers, but said only that, “in coming days, our population will receive more detailed information about the extent of the reforms through various media.”
Whole story HERE