This week, nominated by Tom Costella of Canton, MI, the “Educated Idiots Award” goes to…
Fidel Castro (remember him)?
The communist octogenarian/anachronism has come out of semi-comatose retirement to praise President Obama’s trillion dollar government takeover of Americans’ health care. Herewith Cuba’s bath-robed butcher sings a few bars of praise for our President:
“We consider health reform to have been an important battle and a success of his (Obama’s) government,” Castro opined in a published screed. Though, he couldn’t resist poking a newly socialist Uncle Sam: “It is really incredible that 234 years after the Declaration of Independence …. the government of that country has approved medical attention for the majority of its citizens, something that Cuba was able to do half a century ago.”
Yet, ominous clouds hover over the dictator’s socialist Utopia. The very socialism that has earned Comrade Castro “global praise” – “free” health care and education, and heavily subsidized food, housing, utilities and transportation – is not sustainable in the nation’s perpetually depressed economy according to the Cuban regime.
In fact, Fidel’s little brother and successor Raul Castro has said there is one particular area where the regime must spend less money –
So how to explain why Fidel lauds Obamacare for the unsustainable spending of trillions more on health redistribution in the U.S?
Cuba appreciates any act that will bankrupt America’s free-market economy; and international socialists lack a sense of the ironic.