When toilet paper is the coin of the realm…
I can’t seem to keep it straight. Is it Venezuelan money that’s essentially toilet paper, or is it toilet paper that’s essentially Venezuelan money?
Of course, as the old saying goes, “When alVenezuela rewards troops with toilet paper http://conservativefiringline.com/venezuela-government-rewards-soldiers-toilet-paper/ l else fails, recognize the obvious.”
And the obvious is exactly what Breitbart’s Ben Kew points out. As noted, the Venezuelan government is rewarding troops for a job well done by bestowing upon them just enough gear to get their business done in an efficient socialist manner.
Pictures have emerged of the Venezuelan military presenting soldiers with toilet paper rolls in what appears to be a reward for their loyalty.
“Is handing our soldiers personal hygiene products supposed to be a Maduro and [Defense Minister] Padrino victory, that they then show off? They do not respect the Armed Forces!” Venezuela opposition leader Henrique Capriles wrote in a tweet on Sunday.
Es acaso un “logro” de Maduro y Padrino entrega a nuestros soldados de artículos higiene personal y además mostrarlo?No respetan la FANB! pic.twitter.com/ham5Zv4n9j
— Henrique Capriles R. (@hcapriles) July 22, 2017
Capriles, who currently serves as the governor of Miranda and ran against socialist president Nicolas Maduro in 2014, is one of the most prominent critics of the Venezuelan government. Maduro banned him from standing in elections for fifteen years on unsubstantiated charges of drug trafficking.
The military was reportedly rewarding the soldiers for a “great job” in the past few days as they continue to use brutality, such as water cannons, rubber bullets, and tear gas to contain continued mass protests against the socialist government.
Soldiers were pictured shaking hands with a superior, who handed them a package that included toilet paper, toothpaste, and sanitary wipes.
Perhaps a swipe (no pun intended) at the socialist-minded here in America, reporter Kew also makes note of the ever increasing minimum wage in the Socialist Paradise of Venezuela;
The soldiers were likely grateful to receive the packages given Venezuela’s total economic collapse that has led to chronic shortages of sanitary products such as toilet paper and toothpaste, as well as other basic resources such as food, medicine, and electricity.
Inflation is expected to rise to 1500 percent by the end of the year, while the Venezuelan Bolivar has lost 99.9 percent of its value against the U.S. dollar since 2010.
Despite three minimum wage hikes in 2017, the minimum wage stands at 97,531 bolivars a month, which on Venezuela’s official exchange rate equates to around $65 a month but only holds a real market worth of $9.53.