In Venezuela the government uses a gun to manipulate private business, in Jacksonville the city council uses a pen.
When a grocery chain, Exito, needed to raise prices to operate, Chavez sent in national guards to prevent any price increases.
Here in Jacksonville when a grocery chain, Harveys Supermarkets, must close stores in neighborhoods where it cannot realize a profit the Jacksonville City Council uses a pen and $3,000,000 to intervene. City Council will give another grocery chain $3,000,000 to operate in a non-profitable area of the city. How long before that chain shutters it’s doors because it too will not realize a profit?
In Venezuela government uses a gun, here our government uses a pen to manipulate private industry. Eventually, our government will run out of other people’s money to give away or will we stand up and put a stop to this abuse of our tax dollars?
Go to our Take Action page and contact your City Council Member about bailing out a private enterprise. If they can’t make things work, why should we pay for them to stay in business?