So how bad are things in the socialist paradise known as Venezuela?
I’d hate to see the Dollar Menu at the McDonald’s in Caracas.
Of course, most Venezuelans who can get their currency from the black market. In which case, the fries only set you back about $1.15. Still, McDonald’s is a luxury for many Venezuelans. The average monthly minimum wage is $12.
For nearly a year, you couldn’t get fries at McDonald’s because currency and price controls imposed first by the late Hugo Chavez and intensified by his successor Nicolas Maduro rendered the importation of potatoes impossible. Now all McDonald’s fries are locally sourced. That should make the lefties happy, but this is what happens in a country that runs out of toilet paper.
A Venezuelan named Freddy Montes summed it up nicely on Twitter writing, “Socialism makes you appreciate the small things in life, like fries at McDonald’s or being able to buy sugar.”
Let me put it another way. Where socialism is concerned, Venezuelans aren’t lovin’ it.