I got a good picture of what the real Cuba is. The government is getting their cut from the tour guides regardless of if the tour guide makes a profit or not. They have to pay the government $700 US per year for their tour guide permit, they have the cost of upkeep of their car, pay for fuel, cars are sometimes connected to Sirus radio for the tourists to listen to American music which is another $100 US plus they have to sometimes rent the car from the owner if they do not have a car.
This is the dilemma of Cuba. Its the poor who pay the taxes and fees.