Chavez supporters say a strong one-party state would cut down on “excessive bureaucracy” and “reduce corruption.”
Ha. That’s likely! History says that just the opposite would be true and anyone with experience, for example, in the pathetic one-party states of Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Poland, East Germany, Lithuania, Albania, North Vietnam, Estonia and the Soviet Union during the last sixty years, or Cuba and North Korea today, would know what a completely stupid lie that is.
The effect would be exactly the opposite. Bureaucracy would suck the oxygen out of everything, and “corruption” would be “reduced” only to the extent that it would take a new form, to benefit those on top of the newly-created monster bureaucracy.