Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday's Funny Quotes

"We know that there are hundreds of thousands of unnecessary workers on the budget and labor books, and some analysts calculate that the excess of jobs has surpassed 1 million,"

 "Without people feeling the need to work to make a living, sheltered by state regulations that are excessively paternalistic and irrational, we will never stimulate a love for work,"

Who's the author of these pearls of wisdom: Barak Obama,  Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel.... nope... although they still have to yet confess this long time held secret "a sotto vocce"... it is... Raul Castro in public speeches around Cuba. BTW, these quotes are funny because of the source, although the tragedy of the Cuban people cannot be ignored anymore - nor their many accomplishments...

The winner though is the Cuban people, where most of them are employed by the government, thus unemployment is "non-existent" and whose salaries are so low that a favorite saying is:

"The government pretends to pay us and we pretend to work"

Welcome to the Socialist paradise my friends, and its "new" concoction "21st Century Socialism" pursued by the Narcisist-Leninist" followers of Chavez and Co. Why do we insist on trying things and models that have failed and to which even core communist countries such as China and Vietnam have started moving away from themselves?


  1. I wonder how many unnecessary workers the Honduras government can claim. We've heard a lot about phantom employees and phantom teachers, but never hear anything come of it. That seems to be fraud to me and should be tried and punished.

  2. Used to be in the thousands...It is fraud and should be tried and punished no doubt about it...yet until we as a nation decide that we will live under the rule of law, very little will be done. In this specific issue, Zelaya was quite on the spot with its observation of the "power groups"...only problem was that he focused only on the private sector, forgetting the bureaucrats, the military, the politicians and all those who have a vested interested in maintaining a very profitable way of life...certainly Zelaya's medicine was also unacceptable...democracy continues to be the best option...

  3. BTW, a somewhat funny story. When El Salvador invaded us in 1969, orders were sent by the Armed Forces central command to mobilize a battalion to repel the enemy...guess what? there was no battalion, only the bloat ridden payroll that went to somebody pockets...other battalions were so poorly equipped that it really became an issue of whether they were indeed an army...fortunately our Air Force was relatively free of corruption and had been quite professional and well trained...enough to repel the invasion....ahh well old stories...