The Venezuelan government announced a series of measures on Sunday in attempts to protect the population from the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis.
Speaking on a live televised address, President Nicolás Maduro instructed that all commercial and residential rent, as well as all capital and loan interest payments, are to be suspended for six months.
Public- and private-sector workers will receive a special government bonus, and wages of small and midsize companies will be paid by the state until September. A pre-existing workplace stability decree has also been extended until the end of the year, outlawing job dismissals as a result of the quarantine.
No wonder our government is trying so hard to stamp it out.
(It goes without saying, I am a JPR member….it sorta feels like all I have left is sarcasm).
Does anyone think that our government, Democrats or Republicans, will move to lift restrictions on Venezuela? Like what Maduro does here, doing so would help the citizenry as a whole so no, I wouldn’t bet the farm on it.
All I can do is face-palm when my conservative chums think we need to keep up the pressure on Venezuela because they are socialist.
Now the USA is using socialism, especially for the filthy rich, to save crashing and burning capitalism. But it’s ok for Trump, and his filthy rich enablers, to use socialism for the filthy rich’s corporate looting arm.