September 21, 2013

Don't Wipe For Me Venezuela

Venezuela orders its National Guard to seize a toilet paper factory.

Have fun with this one:
CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan state agency on Friday ordered the temporary takeover of a factory that produces toilet paper in what it called an effort to ensure consistent supplies after embarrassing shortages earlier this year.

Critics of President Nicolas Maduro say the nagging shortages of products ranging from bathroom tissue to milk are a sign his socialist government's rigid price and currency controls are failing. They have also used the situation to poke fun at his administration on social media networks.

A national agency called Sundecop, which enforces price controls, said in a statement it would occupy one of the factories belonging to paper producer Manpa for 15 days, adding that National Guard troops would "safeguard" the facility.

"The action in the producer of toilet paper, sanitary napkins and disposable diapers responds to the state's obligation to ensure a steady supply of basic goods for the people," Sundecop said, adding it had observed "the violation of the right" to access such products.

Calls to the Manpa factory went unanswered.
Another instance of "One good wipe deserves another?"


Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Don't they grow corn?

sig94 said...

Odie - lotsa leaves in the jungle...

Kid said...

Let's send them all the legislation produced by the democrats since they became a majority in 2007. Or hell, all of it over all time as that's all it's good for.

sig94 said...

Kid - no one needs that much TP, not even if they had three butts apiece.