Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Hugo Chavez: Friend of America

Well, Hugo Chavez has made good on his promise to start providing discount heating oil to poor communities in America.

According to the Washington Post, Citgo and Venezuela have inked a deal with Massachusetts to provide this discounted heating oil in a time of record oil company profits. This deal is said to be costing Citgo $10 million.

This is a good thing for Humanitarian effort.

The sad part about all of this, though? The fact that America, the richest country in the world, needs humanitarian aid. It's admirable that Chavez' government is stepping up to the plate, but I think we should be ashamed of our government for not stepping up to the plate first.

It's a shame that this man has been labeled a threat to democracy and a threat to our country. In my view, the largest threat facing this country are the people in the government (and the Bush Administration) unwilling to help improve the lives of it's citizens. With this action, Hugo Chavez has done more in his presidency for the Poor of America than George Bush has during his.

Now all we need are the Free Clinics for those in Poverty that Chavez talked about and George Bush's America might just be a reasonable place to live.

2 comments:

doug said...

The sad part about all of this, though? The fact that America, the richest country in the world, needs humanitarian aid. It's admirable that Chavez' government is stepping up to the plate, but I think we should be ashamed of our government for not stepping up to the plate first.

Heh.

Interesting that Chavez is sending the discounted heating oil to Massachusetts, one of the richest states in the country (#3 in per capita income).

I guess that Joseph Kennedy & Co. couldn't scrape together enough for the less fortunate in their state, so they called up Hugo. So much for liberal generosity!

Anonymous said...

Haven't you heard? Being liberal isn't good enough... Socialism is what we want! REVOLUTION NOW! WOOHOO!!!

bleh.