In progressive Venezuela, groceries are subsidized, but under a new plan announced by their president, shoppers may soon have to be fingerprinted at checkout. That’s because although the government’s decision to subsidize groceries was intended to reduce hunger in the country, it seems that an awful lot of folks are buying up large quantities of stuff and then smuggling it across the border into Columbia for resale. In fact, nearly half of the subsidized goods end up in Columbia.
My, who’d ever have thought it?
By contrast, we just hand out EBT cards here – which some people cash in at strip clubs.