Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says we need to do a better job explaining socialism.
Bernie, we wholeheartedly agree!
The aging socialist expressed that during an interview with NPR published Monday. By Friday, someone had come up with the perfect real-world illustration.
Tom Phillips, the Latin America correspondent for The Guardian, posted a picture of how many Venezuelan bolivars it takes to purchase a meal that’s worth about $4.50 in U.S. dollars.
It was staggering.
Asked how long it took him to even count out the correct amount of money, Phillips said it took about 5 minutes.
A local pointed out to him how hard it is for Venezuelans to even get their hands on that amount of cash — the cost of a meal. Phillips agreed.
A BuzzFeedNews correspondent posted a video confirming what Phillips is experiencing in Venezuela and showing a menu board with prices for meals costing over 10,000 bolivars.
Others weighed in as well on the socialist crisis:
Please pray for the freeing of Venezuela!