This Just In!
Who'd have thunk?
CARACAS - Meat cuts vanished from Venezuelan supermarkets this week, leaving only unsavory bits like chicken feet, while costly artificial sweeteners have increasingly replaced sugar, and many staples sell far above government-fixed prices.
President Hugo Chávez's administration blames the food supply problems on speculators, but industry officials say government price controls that strangle profits are responsible.
Refusal to acknowledge, or address, the root cause of one's domestic problems, combined with a quickness to lay blame on someone else's shoulders.
(Link via Misha at the Rottweiler)