Who needs gasoline comrade? Surely the glorious strength of the socialist cause is fuel enough for all endeavors!
Despite having the largest proven oil reserves on earth, socialist Venezuela is running out of gasoline:
“Gentlemen: There is no more gasoline in Venezuela. In Venezuela, we are out of gas. In Venezuela, there is no gas oil. In Venezuela, there are no lube oils,” said Iván Freites in a televised press conference. Freites is the secretary of the professional and technician division of the United Federation of Venezuelan Petroleum Workers.”
This is amazingly similar to the joke about how a desert would run out of sand if it was run by socialists.
It takes a truly shocking level of incompetence, and a truly terrible ideology to run out of gasoline in a country with such gigantic oil reserves.
Of course, among the few who still have gasoline are the governing elites, who never seem willing to make the same “sacrifices” they demand of the people on behalf of socialism.
With 80% of Venezuela’s refineries shuttered due to mismanagement and corruption, there simply isn’t close to enough supply to meet the demand:
“Only Amuay and Cardón refineries are operative and that is nothing. They produce 40,000 barrels per day and the national demand is over 200,000 barrels of gas per day,” said Freites.
As noted by Mining.com, Freites totally shot down the misleading rhetoric being pushed by the socialist regime:
“He blamed corrupt government officials for the fuel crisis and dismissed the theory that it is all due to the sanctions that Donald Trump imposed on some key figures in the Venezuelan cabinet.”
Venezuela was already collapsing due to a horribly corrupt socialist regime that was steadily eroding personal & economic freedom, punishing government critics, suppressing the opposition, and concentrating the country’s dwindling wealth in the hands of a few government elites.
Aside from running out of gasoline, the country has severe food shortages, a lack of toilet paper, an absence of medicine, and a totally devalued currency – in a nation that should be incredibly rich.
It’s yet another brutal example that socialism simply doesn’t work.
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