They had to seize the factory to find out what’s in it

BBC News is reporting that the government of Venezuela has seized control of a toilet paper factory, allegedly “to avoid any scarcity of the product”:

The National Guard has taken control of the plant, and officers will monitor production and distribution.

Earlier this year officials ordered millions of toilet rolls to be imported to counter a chronic shortage.

Last week President Nicolas Maduro created a special committee to tackle the problem, which the government blames on unscrupulous traders. …

In a tweet on Thursday, Venezuela’s Vice President, Jorge Arreaza, said authorities would “not permit hoarding of essential commodities, or any faults in the production and distribution process.” (read more)

Bluebird of Bitterness first became aware of the serious situation in Venezuela in May, when alerted to the toilet paper shortage by the indispensable Bard of Murdock. This most recent development was brought to our attention by our friend Tim at Dyspepsia Generation, who notes that “the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money … and toilet paper.”

For further enlightenment:

Socialism in Action: Venezuelan Government Takes Over Toilet Paper Factory, by Rick Moran

10 Responses to They had to seize the factory to find out what’s in it

  1. TEA says:

    That will work about as well as other socialist schemes, i.e. the commissars will reap the spoils (or the toilet paper).The Venezuelan government’s official motto should be “We’re full of it.”

  2. Mike says:

    Has anyone told them about One Wipe Charlie’s? It could save them a lot of time and effort… not to mention Government resources.

  3. bydesign001 says:

    Reblogged this on PUMABydesign001's Blog and commented:
    You know this would be funny if it were not true.

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