Credibly promising to be irresponsible...since 2004!
Friday, April 08, 2011
Nice work if you can get it
Over the last four years, since Daniel Ortega got back in the saddle in Nicaragua, Hugo Chavez has dropped $1.6 billion on his mini-me. If you think that sounds like chump change, remember that the entire budget of the Nicaraguan government is only around $1.5 billion per year, so it's like 25% comes from Hugo.
But it's even better than that for Daniel, because it amounts to his own private slush fund.
(check out the look on the guard's face in the background. What is going on?)