Ecuador Leader Eyes Wealth Distribution

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Ecuador's president-elect joins a wave of Latin American leaders swept into power opposing the free-market economic policies that are preached by Washington but are hugely unpopular among the region's poor. Full Story
Viviana

Brisbane, Australia

#1 Dec 3, 2006
Good on the new president. Time to look at situation as it REALLY stands, and so much for all the negative predictions, what are the alternatives?- ever increasing poverty. Seriously what have the poor got to lose, I mean they are already living in dire straits. The only ones complaining are the rich who are afraid of losing money in their fat pockets at the expense of the whole nation's sanity and health. What people don't get, is this, THERE IS NOTHING TO LOSE WHEN MOST OF THE PEOPLE HAVE NOTHING.AND I MEAN MOST OF THE PEOPLE! Don't become like Australia - a paradise for the ever growing wealthy. Yeah sure we can buy a plasma TV here, but we work very long hours and now we are about to lose all our workers rights just so big corporations can keep getting larger dividends. How's this working for the working class people of this country. So don't go down our road and copy big western nations, cause we ain't got much to celebrate here. SO GO FOR IT PRESIDENT, GIVE IT YOUR BEST SHOT FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE WHO YOU REPRESENT, NOT THE RICH.
Vangelist

San Francisco, CA

#2 Dec 7, 2006
The Ecuadorian state under the government of Correa plans on providing social services. Education, Health and 'equitable' Comerse.

The large corporate transnationals will have to stand in line behind the needs of small 'homegrown' businesses. About time...
jim osborn

Middletown, RI

#3 Dec 9, 2006
Because of T V, internet, cell phones the world is

changing. The people of Ecuador know wha tis going

on in the world. The fat cats are going to have to

take less and the poor will get more. The times they

are a changing. Look at Mexico, the new president

has no choice but to help the poor or loose power.

We are watching you Ecuador go for it, a little at

a time and your better days will come.
earned it

Irvine, CA

#5 Jan 16, 2007
taking from the wealthy who have worked for it.. thats ridiculous and only a lazy uneducated person would expect OTHERS to take care of them...
Ok. get the criminals out of the government who are taking ur wealth..
how about help your customs.. you can't even get things donated to ur country because of corrupt governement and police.. work on that,, instead of taking from the wealthy who deserve their wealth since THEY EARNED IT
Michelle Pastor

United States

#6 Jan 18, 2007
The reason there are so many poor is that there aren't any jobs. There aren't any jobs because the government is greedy and corrupt. They have stolen and harrased all foreign investment. Correa is the nail on the coffin. Socialist dictators haven't worked anywhere and people are still drinking the kool-aid. Ecuador wished it were like Australia or the US. The Australian complaining about having to work has no idea what poverty is.
Vangelist

San Francisco, CA

#7 Jan 20, 2007
earned it wrote:
taking from the wealthy who have worked for it.. thats ridiculous and only a lazy uneducated person would expect OTHERS to take care of them...
Ok. get the criminals out of the government who are taking ur wealth..
how about help your customs.. you can't even get things donated to ur country because of corrupt governement and police.. work on that,, instead of taking from the wealthy who deserve their wealth since THEY EARNED IT
ENRON employes were wealthy... THEY EARNED IT !

HOW...

Did they produce Energy ? NO
Did they build Energy infrastructure? NO
Did they speculate with Energy ? YES !!!
Did they gauge Californians? YES !!!

Only a Lazy uneducated Californians would expect 'Their Government' to take care of them...
Vangelist

San Francisco, CA

#8 Jan 20, 2007
Michelle Pastor wrote:
The reason there are so many poor is that there aren't any jobs. blah... blah... blah
Ecuador's Alvaro Noboa's Bonita Banana workers had jobs... They were still poor.

As a 'venture capitalist" Noboa OUTSOURCED the contracts for some of his workers... the workers had jobs with 'peon' wages and couldn't ask his company for fair increases. They belonged to an OUTSOURCED company.

There has been Government corruption... But 'capitalists' play the CORRUPTION game very well, also.

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