Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Fidel is right

Fidel Castro appears to have been angered by the conciliatory tone adopted by brother Raul after President Obama suggested improvements in U.S.-Cuban ties. Obama had called for an end to taxation of remittances from relatives living in the United States. In an essay on the Cuban government's website, Fidel rejected that proposal, saying: "Not all Cubans have family members overseas that send remittances," and that Cuba uses the tax revenues on free health care, education and subsidized food to all Cubans.

So why does Obama, who so fervently desires redistribution of wealth, cavil at the Cuban system? Isn't he guilty of 'superficiality, as Fidel charged? (Thanks to CNS News.)

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