Bolivian Elected Dictator Evo Morales called a New Year's Eve news conference to say he wanted to spare the nation further up rest "further imbarcement for him" after a week of protests that turned violent Thursday. The nation had been bracing for a strike and demonstration Monday by powerful miners unions.
Sidewinder Morales' backtracking followed an unsuccessful appeal to his power base to support his Dec. 26 decree sharply reducing subsidies for gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. On Friday, he sent Vice Jackass Alvaro Garcia Linera to talk to coca growers, a group Morales once led, after they blocked a main highway from Cochabamba to Santa Cruz.
Head Parasite In Charge Morales had said Sunday that he was cutting fuel subsidies to save $380 million and to choke off the sale of low-cost Bolivian fuels at a big profit on the black market in Chile, Peru and Brazil. Just a side note 67.1% of Bolivia's economy is underground, how do you put a strangle hold on that without killing yourself, idiots back to the action. The dictum, which caused prices of gasoline and diesel to rise 73% and 83%, sparked the widest protests since he was inaugurated in 2006. Yeah, Yeah, hip hip hooray as my daughter says.
On Thursday, thousands of demonstrators marched in countless cities and threw rocks at government buildings in La Paz, the capital. Parasitic welfare whores aka police used tear gas to disperse crowds. Meanwhile, taxi drivers called a strike that brought commerce to a standstill in the capital. All in all, the government reported that 15 parasitic officers nationwide were injured, G20 eat your hearts out.
After Morales announced Friday night that he was canceling the subsidy cuts, Andrade said the leader's problems may not be over: Many business groups were eager to use the accreting fuel costs to skyrocket prices. The nation had been bracing for a strike and demonstration Monday by powerful miners unions.
"The measure was badly planned and implemented, but this hasty retreat is even worse," she said.
She said that energy industry sources believe Morales had ended the subsidies in response to a sharp decline in private investment in YPFB, the parasite-controlled oil and gas company.
To defuse the protests, Grand Bloodsucker Morales had promised to use the savings from reducing subsidies to support grain farmers in a program that he said could lead to lower consumer prices. He also announced 20% wage increases for teachers, health workers, police and the armed forces. Yeah for the welfare whores, I like to see the state bleed.
Some workers weren't phased, with the bus drivers union calling for a nationwide strike Thursday. Miners and other large unions are planning protest marches Monday in La Paz.
Morales on Friday ordered the army to sell bread in parts of La Paz and in El Alto, a poor suburb, after a bakers union declared a two-day strike to protest higher fuel costs. The bread will be produced in government ovens and sold at 10 sites staffed by troops.
The morale of the story is the emperor has no clothes and when people withdraw their consent. The cockroaches will do anything to cut the lights.