I read the following on the web today and am interested in your opinion
on this program. Thanks.
/When Argentina faced a severe financial, economic, and social crisis
early this decade, it quickly created the “Jefes y Jefas” program in
which the federal government provided funding for labor and a portion of
materials costs for highly decentralized projects, most of which created
community service jobs. The program was targeted to heads of households
of poor families with children, allowing each to choose one parent to
participate in paid work. The program was up-and-running in a matter of
four months, creating jobs for 14% of the labor force-a remarkable
achievement. It helped to stabilize the economy and to pull it out of
Man... “Jefes and Jefas”. That’s the official story.
The other side of this story is that the program is administered by the local K leaders of the different neighborhoods and poor settlements, and its only given to the different bosses that round up people for the many K support rallies and marches.
Its’ well known and often the topic of news reports that for those that really need this help, its not available, only for the K foot soldiers.
Its common knowledge that in some cases for example, a local K boss will have several Jefes y Jefas plans to his name, or his wife and kids.
In other cases its collected by others, subordinates, but they have to give a % to the leader that got it for them.
It’s just another way of paying for the muscle and masses we see supporting the government on the rallies.
They pay these people to go to the marches, pick them up at the different “villas”, give then 20 or 30 pesos, sometimes even drug of booze.
But hey, its all “redistribution” of wealth. If you don’t want to redistribute your part of the problem, not the solution, correct?
Someone asked in a previous comment why I talk about politics in a survival blog. This is why. The wrong politics will ruin your country and cause the worst kind of disasters, the kind that last for decades, or simply forever.
Its not politics when having the wrong person in charge of your country means your salary only buys ½ the amount of food it got you last year. It’s clearly a matter of survival.
Avoid this by voting wisely and supporting politicians like Ron Paul.