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January 4, 2013

Letter to the Editor – Jan. 4, 2013

The Cuban conversion

Dear Editor,

Fidel Castro and his communist buddies took over Cuba in 1959. After a half century of pain and misery for the Cuban people, the light has finally come on. The state payroll was cut nearly 6 percent and private sector jobs grew 23 percent in 2012.

Could it be that, without the Soviet Union to keep them propped up, reality set in and it finally occurred that they had run out of other people’s money? I was under the impression that the socialist communist slogan was forward. Why would leaders of such a marvelous ideology take their constituents back a half century? Could it be that it has occurred to them that socialism and communism are not working as they had promised? Just for the record it never has and never will.

I was just wondering where Andrea Mitchell and Michael Moore will go to get their top-notch medical care when Cuba goes completely free market. If this country continues on the path that we are on, we will suffer the same as the Cuban people did. Several generations will not be able to access the American dream. Capitalism has lifted more people out of poverty than any other system.

Do you think leaders such as Lenin or Stalin stood in lines with the peasants to get their food? They were not rich by today’s standards but, if there was a loaf of bread, and a peasant and the communist leader saw it at the same time, would you like to venture a guess who would end up with the loaf? If you think the socialist, communist ideology, is superior you might want to check out the number of people who have starved and been murdered by regimes that espoused the lie that they are for the poor.

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