Toilet paper shortage in Venezuela due to 'excessive demand' says minister

How bad is the socialist economy in Venezuela? So bad, that they can't produce enough toilet paper and must now import 50 million rolls. I believe there is a direct correlation between the economic health and spiritual well being of a society and the quality and selection of the bathroom tissue it offers. Using that standard, Venezuela's government isn't delivering. Guardian: First milk, butter, coffee and cornmeal ran short. Now Venezuela is running out of the most basic of necessities - toilet paper. Blaming political opponents for the shortfall, as it does for other shortages, the government says it will import 50m rolls to boost supplies. That was little comfort to consumers struggling to find toilet paper on Wednesday. "This is the last straw," said Manuel Fagundes, a shopper hunting for tissue in Caracas. "I'm 71 years old and this is the first time I've seen this." One supermarket visited by the Associated Press in the capital on Wednesday was out of toilet paper....(Read Full Post)