Socialism: After years of touting the putting-people-first humanity of Cuba's communism, the Castro regime has decided it's easier to outsource costs for its retirees to the U.S. When did the U.S. become Cuba's 401(k)?
For years, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and his brother Raul have preached the virtues of socialism over capitalism, claiming his government model was all about prioritizing human needs — above all, in free health care.
As a result of this focus on human needs over, say, war or corporate profits, as the propaganda went, Cuba has more doctors per capita than anyone, and it's all "free."
Some, like director Michael Moore, have been easy marks for this claptrap, making a movie called "Sicko" praising Cuba's system, which Obama administration officials have said was an inspiration for ObamaCare.
But with Cuba so superior to the U.S., why is Castro shipping its vast and growing elderly population to the U.S. for retirement instead of taking care of it itself?
Turns out Uncle Sam is another easy mark for the Castro brothers' filchings.
A relatively little-noted investigation from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports Castro is shipping Cuba's old to the U.S. in soaring numbers — because the Cuban Adjustment Act entitles them to free housing, free Medicaid, free Supplemental Social Security and even welfare. No matter if they have relatives who can care for them, a free retirement plan is theirs for the taking.
That's quite an enticement, given that Cuban old-age pensions run about $7 a month, and Cubans live in shambling misery with shortages, ration cards, broken-down transport and long lines. By contrast, the lowest SSI package is about $700 a month.
With free housing, free health care and free spending money added on, Cubans have a retirement plan unlike anything they can imagine in Cuba, all without having contributed a penny.Read the rest of the story HERE.
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