This! And what if relaxing trade restrictions results in the downfall of the regime? It's "chicken vs egg" stuff, and I think worth the risk.bdee said:The other problem that I have with the embargo is that we are denying American businesses the chance to make money in that market. Potentially, American businesses could make millions there, and this embargo has cost us jobs for years.
My grandfather used to say that all of the good cigar makers had left Cuba. He left before the revolution (passed away 10 years ago) and became an American citizen so I don't know if they have gotten better or worse since then. They would have been killed if they stayed there by the Castros more than likely because of my family's relationship with Batista. My great grandmother was his godmother and raised him.AV8R said:
It was a bit tongue in cheek, but yes, we're almost there. More Socialism, because even Cuba isn't really a purely Communist country. More like a Socialist Dictatorship. We have National Healthcare, don't we? On the books right now. We have our government taking out and bailing out almost every industry in our country, telling them what they can PAY their people, and firing and hiring CEOs in PRIVATE companies? We have massive re-distribution of wealth systems set up, where our government takes away from the highest producers in our country, and redistributes in in hundreds of ways to people that have been a negative on the system their whole lives, say adults, for 10 or more years?GAGunOwner said: