Jose Manuel Gonzalez is a businessman who is campaigning for the governorship of Guarico, Venezuela.
Gonzalez has a wealth of experience in both politics and the business sector. While he achieved success in the agricultural industry, he also served as president of FEDECAMARAS. Currently, he is the deputy to the National Assembly in Guarico State.
This background gives Gonzalez a diverse understanding of the region’s needs both privately and publicly. Particularly, his time in the National Assembly taught him many valuable lessons about improvements that need to be made in Venezuala’s government.
Among the many troubles he encountered, a major problem he fought was the rise of populism.
When a segment of the population wanted to raise wages by as much as 50%, he took the side of businesses. Partly due to his experience in the agricultural industry, Gonzalez knows that sentiments like these are not practical for the future growth of the region.
When asked about the current struggles that Venezuela’s agricultural sector faces, he cited mismanagement by the government as one of the most important.
“The previous government pointed out flaws and weaknesses but always turned a deaf ear to them,” Gonzalez said in a recent interview.
Another source of Venezuela’s troubles is the insecurity that arises from unfair trade deals and a high crime rate.
Gonzales believes that legislators should seek comprehensive policies that get to the bottom of these issues instead of acknowledging them without proposing solutions.
“Party interests are clouding the country’s interests, and we’re not represented by the most suitable candidates,” Gonzales stated, “that disturbs the chances of success and in the eventual eventual administration.”
Understanding socialism is something that can be difficult to do for many people who feel they do not have any personal experience of living and working under this political ideology. The rise of socialism has coincided with the candidacy of Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders declaring his bid for the Presidential nomination for the Democrat’s; in a bid to explain socialism to her viewers, Fox Business host Trish Regan turned to human rights activist Thor Halvorssen to provide an explanation of the definition of socialism for her viewers.
Trish Regan questioned Thor Halvorssen on a number of issues that she believes are important for her viewers to gain a better understanding of what socialism actually stands for. Halvorssen provided a concise definition of what socialism actually is in the many forms that can be seen across the world from academic options through to more political meanings of the ideology. Bringing the conversation back to the views offered by Bernie Sanders on socialism the rise of a new generation of voters who feel socialism is a good idea causes some concern for conservative voters.
Thor Halvorssen was quick to point out his agreement with Senator Sanders that socialism can prove successful when teamed with more mainstream policies in a democratic society, which has been seen in Northern European countries like Sweden and Norway. Despite his ongoing support for the candidacy of Sanders, Thor Halvorssen also understands the concerns many have for the issues that can be caused by a socialist government hijacked by those using the ideology as a mask for more nefarious reasons. In his native Venezuela the film producer has seen a large number of socialist and left leaning governments operate successfully for decades; however, recent socialist governments have used policies of price fixing that have led to vast personal profits amid growing humanitarian problems for the people of the nation.
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