Wait, Not Even Industrial Grade Sandpaper One Ply?

First milk, butter, coffee and cornmeal ran short. Now Venezuela is running out of the most basic of necessities – toilet paper.
Blaming political opponents for the shortfall, as it does for other shortages, the government says it will import 50m rolls to boost supplies.
Oh.  My.


Let's play a game of "what's more likely":
Eeeeeevil conservative and capitalists hate you sooooooo much that they spent thousands of man hours and millions of dollars to deprive you - yes, you - of toilet paper,
... OR ...
Your tenuous grasp of basic economic theory has produced an economy that sucks so badly that you can't even manage to produce a simple consumable product that everyone wants and will use... Every.  Single.  Day.
If I were a betting man, my money would be on option #2.  As it is, I suspect that severe food shortages and rationing can't be far behind, as food is just slightly harder to produce, ship and store than rolls of thin paper.

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