From our Bureau of Socialist Voodoo Economics with some assistance from our Bureau of Punishments for Selfish Ingrates in Socialist Latrine American Totalitarian Hellholes
O the joys of socialist economies! Share and share alike, yes, let’s all share and share and share (unless you are an oligarch, of course). Castrogonia has a law against “self-enrichment”. Yes, it’s a crime to make more money than others. (Insert clause here that makes an exception for oligarchs). Prime Minister Manuel “El Barrigón” Marrero –one of the fattest fat cats in Castrogonia — made this clear yesterday when speaking about Castro, Inc.’s genius “shock treatment” plan for Cuba’s economy.
Loosely translated from Periodico Cubano
The Prime Minister of Cuba, Manuel Marrero Cruz, warned the self-employed and owners of Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) that the government will pounce on them (“les irá “arriba”), since they only do business for “personal benefit.”
For the communist leader, those who seek profits in their businesses are not welcome in socialist society. “Whoever produces and generates income, welcome. The ones we have to put down are those who only do it for personal benefit; We have to ensure that prices are accessible every day, not only at fairs,” said Marrero Cruz before the members of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP).
In his own intervention, he commented that the objective is to strengthen government control: “We have to assert the role of governments. We want to stimulate the market; “Let it be sold, but let it be sold at fair prices.”
Marrero and all the parliamentarians who applauded him seem to forget that the state stores in Freely Convertible Currency (MLC) are the first establishments where essential products are sold with an average profit of 240%.
By 2024, significant changes will be implemented in the non-state economic sector, starting with the modification of the list of prohibited activities for the private sector.
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