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Like The Bourbons, France´s Socialists
Have Learned Nothing,
Forgotten Nothing

Investors Business Daily, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Desert Fox, 1/29/2013 8:16:21 PM

Europe: France´s labor minister got himself into hot water for admitting his country is "a totally bankrupt state." No kidding, given his government´s bull-forward socialism. It´s an old story with socialists: They just don´t learn. Fresh after May 2012´s election, President Francois Hollande wasted no time raising government spending, hiking tax rates to 75% on those above $1.3 million in income, hiring 60,000 bureaucrats, cutting the retirement age for public pensions to 60 and undoing fiscal reforms by his predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy. During his campaign, Hollande declared himself "the enemy of finance." France today proves it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/29/2013 11:20:35 PM     (No. 9147565)

But hey Francois, you still have those Muzlims France wanted to come in to fund the pension plans way back when.

Zippy, take note how it works when the rich leave the country.


Reply 2 - Posted by: PageTurner, 1/30/2013 12:51:39 AM     (No. 9147654)

If Hollande were honest, he´d declare war on math.

I hear Angela Merkel can´t stand him.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/30/2013 5:06:26 AM     (No. 9147757)

It seems to me that Barry is going full bore ahead to copy Hollande. God help us.



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