OpEd: Venezuelan who fled socialism publishes alarming warning on Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’

BY TEAM DML / FEBRUARY 21, 2019 /

As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following opinion editorial written by contributor Daniel Di Martino and published by USATODAY.COM:

Venezuela was my home, and socialism destroyed it. Slowly, it will destroy America, too.

The first time I couldn’t buy food at the grocery store, I was 15 years old. It was 2014 in Caracas, Venezuela, and I had spent more than an hour in line waiting. When I got to the register, I noticed I had forgotten my ID that day. Without the ID, the government rationing system would not let the supermarket sell my family the full quota of food we needed. It was four days until the government allowed me to buy more.

This was fairly normal for me. All my life, I lived under socialism in Venezuela until I left and came to the United States as a student in 2016. Because the regime in charge imposed price controls and nationalized the most important private industries, production plummeted. No wonder I had to wait hours in lines to buy simple products such as toothpaste or flour.

Martino’s opinion editorial goes on to state the following:

Though so many of us Venezuelans fled to the USA to escape from the destructive consequences of socialism, liberal politicians like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. José Serrano, D-N.Y., have praised the same kind of policies that produced famine, mass exodus and soaring inflation in Venezuela.

Even worse, in recent weeks, Democratic Reps. Ilhan OmarRo Khanna and Tulsi Gabbard have mischaracterized the protests against Maduro and condemned President Donald Trump’s widely supported moves to help end Maduro’s dictatorship.

Additionally, many congressional Democrats support Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, proposals that would nationalize the health insurance industry, guarantee everyone who wants it a job and massively raise taxes, increasing government intervention in the economy like few countries except Cuba and Venezuela have seen before. Proponents think that they can give all Americans quality health care, housing and everything for free and that somehow, politicians can do a better job at running a business than the business owners themselves.

These proposals would skyrocket the budget deficit and national debt, which just reached a record $22 trillion. If that is not enough, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed paying for the proposal by asking the Federal Reserve to print money. This is exactly what produced Venezuela’s nightmare.

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6 Comments

  1. Victoria February 21st, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Mizz Kotex has to be the dumbest person alive..,pathetic.,

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  2. Laurie Godfrey February 21st, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    I’m pretty sure the democrats know how disastrous socialism is for the average citizen! The politicians will still be rich, living in their mansions and having all they want!! They want socialism so they are in complete control of us!! Scary thought!!

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  3. Patti February 21st, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    If they want to live in a socialist country move to one. Leave this great country alone. I think it was DML that did interviews during the last election where Bernie supporters didn’t even know the true definition of socialism. All the hear is everything is free without thinking of the consequences. It’s called laziness and no self pride when you want everything handed to you

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  4. Sue February 22nd, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Great letter from someone who has lived through Socialism. There is no place for it in the USA! MAGA!

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  5. Lien Lu February 22nd, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    For those who wanted this country to run on socialist , they should go and live there and experience it before turning this country into socialism.

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  6. Larry February 22nd, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Hate to say it and burst your bubbles, but America has been a socialist country for many years. It’s not the same as these other countries and our lives aren’t the same. Nobody is going to get anything for free, we would just be getting something back for the taxes we pay instead of the wealthy stealing it all from us. How stupid can you be to not see this happening. Let’s see, keep paying taxes and let the wealthy keep stealing it from us or stop letting the wealthy get away with thievery and get something back from the taxes we pay in ? Can’t see why there is a question with this

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