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Castro gives Obamacare the big thumbs up

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posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 02:17 AM
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I think I remember reading that Hugo Chavez approves as well. Hey, support is support. Right?


HAVANA (AP) -- It perhaps was not the endorsement President Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress were looking for.

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Thursday declared passage of American health care reform "a miracle" and a major victory for Obama's presidency, but couldn't help chide the United States for taking so long to enact what communist Cuba achieved decades ago.

"We consider health reform to have been an important battle and a success of his (Obama's) government," Castro wrote in an essay published in state media, adding that it would strengthen the president's hand against lobbyists and "mercenaries."



Cuba provides free health care and education to all its citizens, and heavily subsidizes food, housing, utilities and transportation, policies that have earned it global praise. The government has warned that some of those benefits are no longer sustainable given Cuba's ever-struggling economy, though it has so far not made major changes.

In recent speeches, Raul Castro has singled out medicine as an area where the government needs to be spending less, but he has not elaborated.


Cuban leader applauds US health-care reform bill




posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 03:04 AM
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Did he tweet it from his cave?



posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 03:08 AM
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Hmmm fascism makes strange bedfellows I guess. I wonder if this troubles the other side at all or they think this is a good thing?



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