Soo Chavez bill to remove term limits which was popularly voted on and passed the assembly is just a way for him to "stay in power", even when there are elections that are held i believe every 6 years or something like that, which the elections are deemed to be fair by man onlookers the only country and media that claims that these elections are not fair and are rigged seem to be the US and the US media...
Nationalizing the oil industry is not right? Why? Nationalizing the banks is not right? Why? Nationalizing these things are not right why? If your going off the basis that he is a dictator because he is nationalizing US companies then that makes a buck ton of DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED LEADERS dictators. Are pretty much all the leaders in South America dictators now? Morales? Is he a dictator as well? You do realize that the private sector has a bigger share of the economy...
You do realize by nationalizing these industries the country has made great strides for the people. Poverty is down, extreme poverty is down, the GDP is way up, inflation is going way down.
On the video of him expropriate buildings in Caracas is a move for him to preserve Venezuelan heritage and historical sites. The buildings were once occupied by Simon Bolivar, pass into state hands, as well as a number of other sites of historic interest.
I see where you are coming from on the CNE and the legitimacy of the council... But you make it seem like Chavez just appoints them and bam they are there. The apointees have to be elected by a majority of the National Assembly and the rulings have to be agreed by a majority of the principal members.
You can increase a business' taxes 100% and all that happens is they have to increase their prices. Because you can't increase the taxes to a particular business, the price increase will be across the board and all that means is that your big Mac now costs x amount of dollars.
Chavez given power to rule by decree for 18 months
He taunted the incoming opposition congressmen in a television address. "You won't be able to make a single law, little Yankees," he said, deploying one of his favourite insults, which depicts his opponents as American stooges.
"We're going to see how you make laws now."
The 18-month period means the opposition will be blocked from any significant role in Venezuelan politics until just months before the 2012 presidential election.Not a dictator….Right!The law granting presidential decree powers – for the fourth time in his nearly 12-year presidency – also will allow him to enact measures involving telecommunications, the banking system, information technology, the military, rural and urban land use and the country's "socio-economic system."
His foes accused him of taking advantage of the floods to stage a crude power grab by violating the constitution as he tried to impose a Cuban-style system.
Going to allow fair elections in 2012….Right!
thats some far reaching thought for you, not farther than jesus tho :P
but the more realistic way of explaining it is how GOPs killed NASA
and cancelled our human trip to mars for 2012
Well...... mabye the private sector will invest in it when theres money to be made
we gotta find that "unobtanium", cause its all about the fuel, thats one thing Chavez knows hahaha
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This kind of power **** is covered under the 1999 constitution, also under the previous constitution before the 1999 it was also allowed in the older constitution.
Previous presidents that came before Chavez which were considered "friendly" and the US loved so dearly also did this many times throughout the 70's, 80's and 90's. But when Chavez does it we immediately scream dictator now dont we? Hypocrisy? I think sooo....
So lets see what he is doing with this "decree power." Well he is funding the construcion for 4,000 new homes.Currently providing several billion dollars in relief aid for housing construction to help thousands displaced from the severe rains that hit the nation in late November. Chavez announced the creation of a 10 billion bolivar (US$2.3 billion) emergency fund to provide relief for those affected by the torrential rains that have ravaged parts of the country. 506 million bolivars ($117.7 million) of the newly created Simon Bolivar Fund will be put to use to construct four thousand new homes in areas of the western state of Zulia, one of the regions most affected by the downpours. President Chavez has this power for only 18 months and can pass laws in key areas aimed at weeding out corruption, increasing government efficiency, and bringing more equality to our poorest citizens. You failt to mention or even maybe fail to know (based on the press) that these laws can be modified or rescinded by the National Assembly at any time and the population has the guaranteed right under our constitution to nullify any of these laws through a national referendum.
He has the power to rule by decree in areas of housing, public works, and finances.
Chavez claims that he will only use this power to help rebuild the destroyed areas. Under a law passed under the decree people have powers on deciding how to spend local development funds, the project grants self-governance under Community ruling. The law would also establish a series of municipal institutions, such as a communal parliament and a communal bank, which would pertain only to the communes and enhance public participation in the decision-making process.
If Chavez was ruling by decree and promised to privatize everything, nobody would mention the "d" word on the corporate ran media, now would they? And wait dont we kinda have a decree isnt it called an "executive order"?
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