Venezuelan Socialist President Nicolás Maduro Endorses Bernie Sanders

People line up outside a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela, to buy price regulated toilet paper made available for sale by the government, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano) People line up outside a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela, to buy price regulated toilet paper made available for sale by the government, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Chavez controlled prices, gave Cuba huge amounts of aid, and borrowed billions from China, all the while destroying the ability of businesses in his country to operate. He taxed companies into the ground, and the chickens eventually came home to roost. Now, there are shortages of everything and the company is on the verge of collapse.

As noted above, electricity shortages have forced public employees to work only two days a week. People are wandering the streets in search of food, and even getting running water has become problematic. There isn't even enough money to print debased money. Inflation is expected to run between 600 and 700 percent this year. Oh, and there's the toilet paper.

The power shortage has impeded Venezuela's ability to pump oil, the natural resource that made the country rich between the 1950s and the 1980s.

This is where unchecked socialism gets us -- destruction. But don't take my word for it, take the experience of Venezuela. With Maduro now "Feeling the Bern," the Sandersistas might take a look at what's going on in South America. I think they'd find it rather revealing.