New Argentinian president Javier Milei is a fan of Trump, because of course.
So..."Dollarizing the economy" - this seems highly unlikely as the Arg govt would have to acquire enough $$ to purchase all the pesos in all their citizens' bank, retirement accounts and to operate the government. Not sure how one does that when your currency has been highly inflated over the past few years. Sounds like this clown was just spewing ideas that sound good to uneducated fools and found enough of them to get elected.
What could possibly go wrong? This fella obviously has a plan to make Argentina great and give everyone a shiny pony and crisp, new Amero-moneys and everyone will be happy. Or, he’s an unstable nutter with an ego complex who will neglect the day-to-day operations of his own government to line his pockets and revel in the spoils of being a fascist dictator who has no intention of improving the lives of his fellow countrymen. Probably the first thing, the shiny ponies and crisp Amero-dollars for all!
You reap what you sow, voters. Empowering a nutter tantric sex coach who talks to his dead dog and wants to destroy healthcare and education in your country is probably not the sort of change you are dreaming of.
He also once tweeted at the Pontifex that “Jesus didn’t pay taxes,” which does not actually seem true given the whole “render under Caesar” thing, unless he had some special “Son of God” exemption that I am unaware of because it wasn’t in that other Andrew Lloyd Webber show.
"So there he was on a water-bed
Drinking a cola of a mystery brand
Reading an airport novelette
Listening to Andrew Lloyd-Webber's "Requiem"
He said, before it had really begun
"I prefer the one about my son
I've been wading through all this unbelievable junk
And wondering if I should have given the world to the monkeys""
Elvis Costello, "God's Comic"
This should go well.* Also isn't a tantric sex coach being against sex Ed rather like a libertarian being anti abortion? Oh wait, right.
*No. It will not go well.
Actually there are quite a few countries which use the US dollar as their official currency.
Ta, Robyn. I. Just. Can't.
Another sad example of be careful what you wish for. All he will do is plunder from the banks and disappear. And that’s the least damage he can do.
Well this guy would fit right in with the MAGA and Q crowds.
Is there some rule that says Latin America must always have at least one rightwing extremist? Brazil got rid of theirs so Argentina has to get one?
Trumpism is a social disease that sooner or later must afflict every nation that has weak news media and a strong anti-intellectual tradition. Clearly, more nations in this world are vulnerable to this disease than are resistant to it. Also, we do not know yet whether a complete recovery from Trumpism is even possible. We ourselves seem to be suffering from "Long Trumpid."
Damn. Argentina was always on my bucket list, but it looks like it won't be happening for a while.
The Earth has fully entered the stupid ray zone now...fear it!
This was nutty. I hope it's not as bad for Argentina as it obviously is.
Read about this malevolent lunatic months ago and thought, "Surely they can't--they wont..."
It's metastasizing. The unthinkable is becoming the everyday.
Buried the lede. It only costs $10,000 to clone a pet?!? It’s been a couple years but I’m sure I still have some of Elder Cat’s (PBUH) fur around the house.