Thursday, June 19, 2008

Creeping Communism

On the one hand the White House blasts foreign attempts to nationalise an industry, but on the other two members of Congress call for just that and...silence. I should think that Bush would be more worried about plans like that in his own country.

The White House on Tuesday criticized Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's planned nationalization of utilities and telecommunications companies and said any U.S. firms affected by it must be compensated.

"We've seen the results of nationalization in other places, and in general these types of actions do not produce economic benefits as expected," said Gordon Johndroe, spokesman for the White House National Security Council. "If any U.S. companies are affected, we would expect them to be promptly and fairly compensated."

But there's not a peep out of the White House or even John McCain about government wanting to seize what's essentially private property right there in he USA.

This makes two congressional Democrats on record within the past month as supporting an overtly socialist “solution” to gas prices.

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