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    Re: Cuba to cut 500,000 gov't workers, reform salaries

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    Cuba actually does produce many doctors. I suppose since Che Gervara was a doctor himself that sort of thing has always kicked off in Cuban society.
    Those work camps sure did 'cure' many a homosexual Cuban...lets just say his methods were extreme...but...effective...

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    Capitalist storm clouds loom over Havana after state cuts 1m jobs

    Capitalist storm clouds loom over Havana after state cuts 1m jobs
    Capitalist storm clouds loom over Havana after state cuts 1m jobs | World news | The Guardian

    Cuban workers told to become entrepreneurs in bid to boost island's private sector
    Rory Carroll, Latin America correspondent
    guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 14 September 2010 22.00 BST


    Authorities announced yesterday they will lay off more than 1 million state employees in the island's biggest economic shake-up since the 1960s. Cuts begin immediately, with 500,000 jobs due to go by March. Loosened controls on private enterprise will, it is hoped, jumpstart the private sector and turn former public workers into entrepreneurs.

    "Our state cannot and should not continue maintaining companies, productive entities, services and budgeted sectors with bloated payrolls [and] losses that hurt the economy," said the official Cuban labour federation, which announced the news.
    Raúl Castro said: “The Cuban government and its enterprises might have more than one million excess workers on their payrolls.” To the total open unemployment of “more than one million,” it would be necessary to add the "hidden unemployment," kind of underemployment, and the latent one.

    We are talking of the enormous military and repressive apparatus, of the bloated government bureaucracy and the Cuban communist party. An approximate calculus of the open, hidden and latent unemployment could surpass the number of 2.5 million people unemployed in today's Cuba.

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    Re: Capitalist storm clouds loom over Havana after state cuts 1m jobs

    Quite a blow to such a small country, but hopefully in the end they will be better off for it.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Capitalist storm clouds loom over Havana after state cuts 1m jobs

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

    Wonder what the Red mouthpieces across the campuses will say now, as their clean running water and excellent healthcare-enabled utopia behaves just like the fascist capitalist fatcats, who they always despised?!

    In communism, as a Russian penpal once told me, despite all else, at least you had a guaranteed job. (Even in the gulag you had one, as well as having the job of digging your own grave before you were shot!)


    The Dream Is Over, as Lennon sang! Never started at all really, but if that doesn't hit home to the leftist loonies by now then it never will!
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    Re: Capitalist storm clouds loom over Havana after state cuts 1m jobs

    ROP, have you ever actually in your life, in person, heard anyone say how great a place Cuba was?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Capitalist storm clouds loom over Havana after state cuts 1m jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    ROP, have you ever actually in your life, in person, heard anyone say how great a place Cuba was?
    Yes, in college (unsurprisngly). And I've also seen film of hard-left cheerleaders, not to mention knowing about the boss of the Transport and General Workers Union who, even today, is an admirer of Castro.
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    Re: Capitalist storm clouds loom over Havana after state cuts 1m jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    ROP, have you ever actually in your life, in person, heard anyone say how great a place Cuba was?
    yeah, I have

    usually from aging stoners with a Che t shirt on but I have heard it a bunch



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    Re: Capitalist storm clouds loom over Havana after state cuts 1m jobs

    Wait just a damn minute if Cuba a Socialist/Marxist Country can't make it in the world after redistribution of wealth and their wonderful health care system doesn't work What chance do we have under the Obama plans?

    Please say it isn't so. Just my

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    Re: Capitalist storm clouds loom over Havana after state cuts 1m jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Wait just a damn minute if Cuba a Socialist/Marxist Country can't make it in the world after redistribution of wealth and their wonderful health care system doesn't work What chance do we have under the Obama plans?

    Please say it isn't so. Just my
    I fail to see how they are logically connected.

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    Re: Capitalist storm clouds loom over Havana after state cuts 1m jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    ROP, have you ever actually in your life, in person, heard anyone say how great a place Cuba was?
    I've actually heard this a lot.
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