September 21st, 2013
09:51 PM ET

Venezuela takes over toilet paper factory

When you're running low on toilet paper and getting desperate, what do you do? If you're the Venezuelan government, you take over a toilet paper factory.

On Saturday, Vice President Jorge Arreaza announced the "temporary occupation" of the Paper Manufacturing Company's plant in the state of Aragua. The aim, he explained, is to review the "production, marketing and distribution (of) toilet paper."

"The ... People's Defense from the Economy will not allow hoarding or failures in the production and distribution of essential commodities," the vice president said.

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  1. Dallas55

    That's Obama's next move, after he consolidates his hold on health care and student loans and home mortgages.

    September 22, 2013 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
    • The Observer

      Good satire. You know the Koch Brothers wouldn't let that happen. As for the ACA, smart Republicans should just let this law implode and use that as a way of gaining seats and the WH. The question is, why don't they?

      September 22, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Lmao @ Dallas55, somehow i seriously doubt President Obama really cares who squeezes the Charmin dont you?

    September 22, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mohammed

    "When you're running low on toilet paper and getting desperate, what do you do?"
    – Borrow a Qran and use it.

    September 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |