Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hugo Chavez salary is …

Journalist Fareed Zakaria in his GPS program on CNN commented about the salaries of several world leaders following report that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. "In an effort to prove his government's transparency, Netanyahu says he wanted to show the world just how much he gets paid. The answer -- just under $150,000 a year. And Mr. Netanyahu reportedly has to pay his own cell phone bills and newspaper subscriptions.”

Fareed Zakaria explained further stating “According to the "Economist," other world leader salaries range from a high of $2.2 million a year for Singapore to just over $4,000 a year in India.” So, since this is a good time to settle all bad sentiments, Hugo Chavez should explain to Venezuelans his salary since he took office.

Did you know that Venezuelans do not get tax refunds? With the huge amounts of money that Venezuela gets from oil revenue Chavez should get the nation out of the third or fifth world quality of life. It is a matter of fact that after Chavez took office his own standard of living and those of his loved ones improved by an outrageous amount. So, why in the world does Chavez continue to lower the standard of living to Venezuelan citizens?

Maru Angarita
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