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Spain Restricts Toilet Paper For School Kids

From the UK’s Telegraph:

Toilet paper restrictions imposed on schoolchildren in Spain in latest austerity cuts

Schoolchildren in Catalonia are the latest victims of austerity cuts with authorities instructing them to limit their use of lavatory paper in a bid to save money.

By Fiona Govan, Madrid
06 Dec 2011

The northeastern region has been ordered to rein in its deficit and has embarked on a series of stringent austerity cuts.

The latest edict issued by the region’s ministry of education instructs state schools to cut “excessive consumption” of toilet roll among pupils and limit the quota to a maximum of 25 metres [82 feet] per child per month.

This most recent penny saving measure comes amid widespread cuts to education budgets across Spain that has led to regular protests in the streets by teachers.

Doctors in debt laden Catalonia have also been called out on strike in recent weeks angry at health budget cuts that have left public hospitals over stretched.

Spain’s autonomous regions have been forced by the central government to reduce their spending to help meet the nation’s budget deficit reduction target.

Fresh austerity cuts are expected under the conservative Popular Party, which ousted the Socialists to win an absolute majority on November 20 and whose leader Mariano Rajoy will be sworn in as Prime Minister on December 22.

And this is even before the evil conservatives have taken over the government.

But now Spain is seeing the fruits of Socialism. In fact, the Soviet Union was notorious for its problems supplying toilet paper for the proletariat

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, December 7th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Spain Restricts Toilet Paper For School Kids”

  1. canary says:

    Why doesn’t Spain just do what U.S. schools are doing and require students to buy Kleenix, hand sanitizer, red ink pens and dry erase markers for the teachers. The children don’t have to buy realms of copy paper because now they have to go out and buy their own computer, student office software, and know how to type before they can tie their shoes.

  2. wirenut says:

    Jimmah Carter did some of the same. Remember those fireside chats and sweaters? Perhaps the numbers “68” or “55” ring a bell. Just another page from the progressive play book. Fast forward, and it’s the same page.
    Pay more and expect less! Welcome to Progressive World!

  3. JohnMG says:

    How do these administrators expect the students to be flushed with success when they won’t provide enough paper?

    • tranquil.night says:

      Success in Socialism is directly proportional to the amount of crap you produce, not your ability to clean it up.

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