Source: L.B. Johnson
Having recently returned from several days in Cuba, I watched the Democrats debate last week and wondered why they don’t just hop on a plane and move to Havana, the Cuban capital that has been languishing in the 1950’s thanks to Fidel Castro’s revolution.
Sure, the old cars are pretty cool to drive around in but most of them are dirty, loud, and don’t come close to meeting Obama’s emissions standards. The reason why they remain on the roads is not so much because of the U.S. embargo (the newer automobiles are Russian for the most part) but because the people working under the Communist regime can’t make enough money to pay for a new car. In fact, the government owns many of the cars, including those used as taxis and for tours.
I can just picture Bernie and Pocahontas zipping around in their government-owned 1950’s Chevy convertible, the Caribbean air flying through their gray hair as they blow kisses to the pictures of Che Guevara that adorn buildings, billboards, restaurants, and artwork across the country. (We were told that Fidel did not want his face to be the face of the country/revolution so we did not see a lot of him, but for an occasional photo and a commissary named Viva Fidel!)