Friday, September 17, 2010

Communists To The Right Of Obama

Pictured are the famous non-identical brothers Hap-Pea and Pea-Wee. No, wait, those are the Andersen's Pea Soup twins. The guys in the picture are actually Raul and Fidel Castro. The two communists have discovered something that our own president hasn't. Communism and socialism don't work, and the larger the number of people on the public dole, the poorer the country becomes.

Hmmm. Smells like teen capitalism. The Castro boys and the Labor Federation have found that the 85% of Cubans who work directly or indirectly for the government are less productive and account for less wealth than the 15% who don't work for the government. It took them about fifty years to figure this out, but at least they're doing better than Barack Obama.

Raul, who stepped in to become the peerless leader of Cuba after Fidel became a zombie, was shocked--shocked--to find out that people who will be rewarded for hard work, efficiency and creativity are vastly more productive than those who will receive the same payment for laziness, drudge "accomplishment" and utter failure as they would if they were highly successful. The Castros have also figured out that when everyone is paid the same, everyone is equally poor.

Here's a quote from the Cuban government that ought to be coming from the American government: "Our state cannot and should not continue maintaining companies, production entities, services and budgeted sectors with bloated payrolls and losses that hurt our economy. Job options will be increased and broadened with new forms of non-state employment, among them leasing land, cooperatives and self-employment, absorbing hundreds of thousands of workers in the coming years." Obama's version: "Eat the rich, punish the successful"

A more telling quote from Raul is "we have to erase forever the notion that Cuba is the only country in the world in which people can live without working." Meanwhile, Obama's plan is to fund rich union retirees, add non-taxpayers to the voting rolls while taxing the far less numerous voting business people to death, gain government control over all the private businesses and public corporations, and unionize, well, everybody. Fidel "Zombie" Castro came out of his grave long enough to say "the Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore." Obama, on the other hand, thinks it will work just fine.

Although Fidel subsequently returned to the grave after recanting, Raul has made no further comment and is sticking with his plan to privatize as quickly as possible without looking like a complete turncoat. "Efficiency" and the "public sector" are mutually exclusive terms which Raul understands and Obama does not. The average monthly Cuban salary is $25. I'm tempted to think that if this country continues to allow Fidel Obama to socialize everything in sight, by the end of his first term the average monthly American salary will be $30, and by then, Cuba will have caught up.


10 comments:

StanH said...

I think Cuba would make a beautiful 57th state? We could have a reverse “Mariannas Boat Lift,” …thanks Jimmy Carter, and send all of our enviroweenies, and liberal good for nothings for some fun in the sun.

I worked on a documentary film about Cuban Jazz, and I saw all the B-Roll, pitiful, existence. I for the life of me do not understand why a Michael Moore would be extolling the virtues of the craphole, that is Cuba.

rlaWTX said...

I thought that the Big O already declared we had 57!

(I agree w/ your post!)

LawHawkRFD said...

Stan: Would that mean we could trade off Puerto Rico?

As for why Michael Moore would extol their virtues, it's the old story of feeding the beast in hopes it will eat you last. Sadly for Moore, he hasn't noticed that he would make a meal for an entire herd of beasts.

LawHawkRFD said...

rlaWTX: Obama only did that because he got it confused with the Teresa Heinz-Kerry 57 varieties. He actually knows we really only have 56 states. LOL

wahsatchmo said...

Great post, LawHawk. As a corollary, I just came across these two pieces interviewing a supposed Washington Insider about Teh Won's dysfunctional presidency. So far, everything the insider says confirms your thesis that Castro is far more self-aware than Obama will ever be, and that this country will continue to diminish until the P.O.R. Administration (Pelosi-Obama-Reid) is removed. Let's hope it's before Cuba overtakes us as an international power.

AndrewPrice said...

I understand they're about to lay off 500,000 state workers too. Communism sure is a great system isn't it? We should try that here!

LawHawkRFD said...

wahsatchmo: Thanks for the link (good stuff). My eight-week old kitten is more self-aware than Obama, but she hasn't learned how to use the TelePrompter yet. Then, she'll be ready to run for Obama's job.

LawHawkRFD said...

Andrew: I saw that figure as well. Apparently, Raul doesn't want to waste any time getting things working right. Unfortunately, our president is working just as hard to go the other way. Capitalism is a great system too, and I hope we some day get a chance to try it again.

AndrewPrice said...

Well, Lawhawk, he is the great uniter, right? Maybe he just wants to unite our economy with Cuba's, and you can do that if one is successful and the other isn't.

LawHawkRFD said...

Andrew: More truth than fiction. If the Republicans don't screw it up, the Democrats will try their last gasp full social welfare/economy-destruction after the November elections. At that point, we'll have a lame duck Congress and a lame-o President. Deadly combo. We'll just have to make Raul Castro the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers to save the Republic.

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