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Chavez: “Comrade Bush” a Socialist

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posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 10:53 AM
October 8, 2008

George Bush has been the target of fresh jibes by Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez for doing exactly what he was criticising the socialist leader for – overriding market laws to protect the economy.

Critics say the U.S. bailout plan is an example of a double standard by the Bush administration, reports America’s McClatchy newspaper.

“If the Venezuelan government, for example, approves a law to protect consumers, they say, ‘Take notice, Chavez is a tyrant!’” said Chavez, speaking in one of his recent weekly television shows.

“Or they say, ‘Chavez is regulating prices. He is violating the laws of the marketplace.’ How many times have they criticised me for nationalising the phone company? They say, ‘The state shouldn’t get involved in that.’ But now they don’t criticize Bush for having to nationalise (the biggest banks in the world.) Comrade Bush, how are you?”

Warming to his theme, he added: “Comrade Bush is heading toward socialism.”

Nicaragua Congressman Edwin Castro agreed: “We think the Bush administration should follow the same policies that they and the International Monetary Fund have always told us to follow when we have economic problems — a structural adjustment that requires cutting government spending and reducing the role of government.”

Meanwhile, Bush said the bailout plan, that will see $700 billion of government money used to buy toxic mortgages, was necessary, although he said it stood against his personal philosophy.

for those that don't like Chavez.. you do have to admit.. this is the truth.

[edit on 10-10-2008 by thefreepatriot]

posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 11:27 AM
I do like Chavez. He didn't sell out, even after the attempted coup. And he is saying the truth.

posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 11:31 AM
reply to post by thefreepatriot

Chavez is RIGHT!!! We are MOVING TOWARDS socialism. Bush and Chavez are birds of a feather, now.

We are seeing the end of quasi-capitalism, and rising socialism/ fascism.

[edit on 10-10-2008 by Gateway]

posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 11:46 AM
This is true and it amazes me when people who call themselves conservatives support Bush.

The last 8 years have been horrid because of his policies of war and spending.

He has borrowed and spent us into 10 trillion dollars in debt.

He did nothing to control spending. Just 12 vetos vs Reagan 78 and Clinton 37.

He borrowed more money from foreign governments in his first 4 years then the 42 Presidents combined.

We are in wars, debt and on the verge of financial collapse and you still support him after this 8 years of reckless behaviour.

I'm starting to believe those psychiatrist that have said for years that we are paying for Bush battles with his father.

I think "if" history is written about this, it will be a tragedy of epic proportions.

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