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On October 7, Chavez and Capriles face off. Voters have final say. After 13 years as president, poll numbers predict another sweep.
Social investment is why. Around 60% of government revenues go for healthcare, education, and other social and cultural benefits.
America's budget goes largely for militarism, imperial wars, homeland repression, internal spying, banker bailouts, corporate giveaways, and tax cuts for rich elites already with too much.
Capriles now serves as Miranda governor. He represents wealth and privilege. He promises a "better Venezuela." He doesn't explain how.
He was born to wealth. He's taken funds from Washington's National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and International Republican Institute (ISI). They tolerate democracy nowhere, including at home.
His campaign endorses market based solutions. Anything government does business does better so let it, he believes.
Borrowing from Margaret Thatcher's TINA ideology (There Is No Alternative), his campaign highlights "There is Only One Way." Most Venezuelans know better.
On July 16, the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (VSC) headlined "Hugo Chavez is running high in the polls; Venezuela's right plot not to recognise the people's verdict," saying:
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