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    Re: New Sight for Cubans: Blizzard of Pink Slips

    As much a I hate all the isms, Socialism/Marxism/Communism/Obamanism all of them there is a possible solution to Cuba's and it pains me a great deal to say this but it would help Obama in the process.

    If I were Raúl Castro I'd call Obama and set up a meeting and propose that they get together to talk about normalization of relations between the two Nations.

    Obama is such a narcissistic media whore he'd jump at the chance to make a big splash in the press over such an occasion.

    If he were smart Raúl make sure that everyone knew it was his idea and not Obama's. That way he could go down in Cuban history as the man who saved the Nation from sure ruin.

    Normalization could open up trade and revitalize the sugar industry and create jobs in tourism and bring in much needed cash not to mention that we just gave the Palestinian terrorist $200 million in aid Cuba could be good for that much and then some as our new good buddies.

    We don't have anything against the Cuban people only their leadership and politics.

    A visionary could make this work and it it wouldn't hurt our economy and could eventually help by creating a trading partner where some products now being built in China could be make in Cuba at a cheaper cost not only in labor but in shipping.

    The only down side is Obama would do his best to make it sound like it was all his idea all along, and would give him more support at a time when it's best for America if his approval ratings continue down the drain.

    But I'm trying to think about the people in Cuba who were lied to when Fidel took over and the price they have had to pay for buying the lies just as some are doing here and now with Obama.

    One of my best friends in life was born in Cuba and escaped and he helped me a great deal many years ago, and I know for a fact there are plenty more where he came from.

    Too often when we think about a Communist Country we forget that the majority of the people in those Countries are not Socialists or Communists and have learned the hard way that those forms of Government kill people and retard growth. Something a great number of people here seem to want to learn the hard way, or they would be fighting this redistribution Socialism/Marxism being shoved down out throats.

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    Re: New Sight for Cubans: Blizzard of Pink Slips

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    As much a I hate all the isms, Socialism/Marxism/Communism/Obamanism all of them there is a possible solution to Cuba's and it pains me a great deal to say this but it would help Obama in the process.

    Normalization could open up trade and revitalize the sugar industry and create jobs in tourism and bring in much needed cash not to mention that we just gave the Palestinian terrorist $200 million in aid Cuba could be good for that much and then some as our new good buddies.
    In spite of the huge Soviet Union subsidies (5 billion a year for 30 years), the regime economy fell gradually into disrepair. Raul believes the communist system can be fixed using capitalist tools. The reality is that he can’t change it. The regime control of the economy caused the actual problems, which can’t be reverse by lukewarm application of capitalist tools.

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    Re: New Sight for Cubans: Blizzard of Pink Slips

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Well, Michael Moore contends their healthcare system is superior to ours.
    In many ways, it is. Their doctors have equal training to American doctors. They are up to date on all the technologies. Pharmaceuticals and diagnostics are free there. You don't see people going bankrupt for treatment. I would say that makes them better than the U.S. in that department, even if their infrastructure is aging.

    In the case of the U.S., what's the point in having (supposedly) the most advanced and well-funded hospitals in the world if a big chunk of your population can't even benefit from them?

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    Re: New Sight for Cubans: Blizzard of Pink Slips

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    In many ways, it is. Their doctors have equal training to American doctors. They are up to date on all the technologies. Pharmaceuticals and diagnostics are free there. You don't see people going bankrupt for treatment. I would say that makes them better than the U.S. in that department, even if their infrastructure is aging.

    In the case of the U.S., what's the point in having (supposedly) the most advanced and well-funded hospitals in the world if a big chunk of your population can't even benefit from them?

    Adding, in Cuba, the only barrier for a heart transplant is supply. In the U.S. the only barrier for a heart transplant is 5 years worth of tuition at Yale.
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    Re: New Sight for Cubans: Blizzard of Pink Slips

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    In the case of the U.S., what's the point in having (supposedly) the most advanced and well-funded hospitals in the world if a big chunk of your population can't even benefit from them?
    DUH! Isn't it obvious. Personal responsibility. You have to work for your Healthcare, and if you don't have Healthcare, it's obvious you're just too lazy to get it

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    Re: New Sight for Cubans: Blizzard of Pink Slips

    The dictatorial communist regime is starting lost its grip over the Cuban people. Very soon the people will realize that they are the greatest threat to the regime power and rule. They will start flexing their muscle and it will all be over in the near future as the regime comes apart.

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    Re: New Sight for Cubans: Blizzard of Pink Slips

    The economy of the Neocastrismo, based on Castroism decades of experience, has been specially designed for the basic survival of the population, not for the development nor the prosperity of it.

    The economy needed to maintain hold of the totalitarian power, requires a labor impoverished and very cheap, what Marx called “the reserve army of labor”, without union rights nor resilience capacity, to be able to put it to the service of second-rate foreign investors, because it seems increasingly distant the option that major U.S. and European capital will invest in Cuba unless the dictatorial regime becomes more flexible and open political space to the Cubans.

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    Re: New Sight for Cubans: Blizzard of Pink Slips

    I have arrived to the conclusion that when Progressives speak of civil rights, they really mean socialist rights. When the civil rights come into conflict with Socialist regimes, their support for civil rights violations by those regimes disappears. Most the time they keep silence about those violations, and sometimes they mention that it is “for the greater good.” What that means is that if you are not a socialist, something awful and sometimes deadly will happen to you in the name of “the greater good of the people.”

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