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According to the AP, Hugo Chavez has a staff of 200 to manage his Twitter account, thus demonstrating why socialism always fails. Under government control there is no incentive to reduce the number of employees, because there is no budget to meet. The government that hires is the same one that prints the money (note that Venezuela has a 30% inflation rate).

I don’t care how important or popular The Hugo is; there is no need to hire 200 people for the same job that most teenage girls can handle on their own. Even assuming eight tweets an hour (which is a pace that would cause anybody to stop following you on Twitter), each employee would only be required to come up with one 140-character tweet per day. Something like: “Grabbing a steak with plantains (yum) B4 m off 2 torture some dissidents. ROTFLOL!”

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