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Sacre Bleu! To Combat Slow Economic Growth, French President Hollande RAISES Taxes!
Confounded Interest ^ | 09/30/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders

Posted on 09/30/2013 10:54:58 AM PDT by whitedog57

France’s Socialist President Francois Hollande decides to combat a faltering economy by … RAISING taxes. Seriously. Then again, President Obama is raising taxes massively in the US, mostly through Obamacare.

The French government unveiled a 2014 budget Wednesday that continues to rely on higher taxes, threatening to further dent household spending power and economic growth, as well as President François Hollande’s record low popularity.

Faced with growing discontent over high taxation, Mr. Hollande’s government emphasized efforts in the budget to improve France’s public finances by curbing spending. But net new taxes are still set to increase by €3 billion, with households shouldering the greatest burden, including an increase in the sales tax.

The measures add to a tax burden that is already among the highest in Europe and are likely to weigh on the modest recovery in France, the eurozone’s second-largest economy, where households account for the largest component of gross domestic product. …

French companies and households have been hit hard by a steady increase in taxation since Mr. Hollande was elected 16 months ago. He introduced more than €7 billion ($9.3 billion) of fresh taxes after coming to power and another €20 billion in the 2013 budget, in a bid to restore France’s public finances and rein in its budget deficit.

At least France’s real GDP growth is back in positive territory, although +0.4% growth is nothing to cheer about.

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Like the US, France has been running budget deficits as far as the eye can see. The red line indicates a balanced budget.

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France’s unemployment rate is running 10.90%.

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France’s gross fixed capital investment has been falling recently.

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And France better keep their sovereign rates low because look out for debt maturing in 2014.

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I wish France well under the leadership of Hollande.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; france; gdp; hollande; hollandetaxhike; obamacare
France and US are run by Socialists.
1 posted on 09/30/2013 10:54:59 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: whitedog57

How’s the Total Revenue working out for them?


2 posted on 09/30/2013 10:57:37 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: whitedog57

To a hammer then entire world looks like a nail.


3 posted on 09/30/2013 10:57:42 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: whitedog57
Bring back American businesses.

Tax imports.

4 posted on 09/30/2013 10:59:57 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: whitedog57
They live in a truly upside down world, Hollande and 0bama both.
If your car is going to slow, press the brake even harder.
Yea that will work THIS time, even though it never worked before.

5 posted on 09/30/2013 11:01:00 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: whitedog57

Give an example of any country that experienced economic growth as a result of raising taxes.


6 posted on 09/30/2013 11:08:26 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: whitedog57
The patient isn't dead yet, let's bleed him some more.

7 posted on 09/30/2013 11:09:42 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: The Great RJ

Brrrrillliant!
Take away money from rich (taxes) and give it to poor lazy leaches, they will get eeeeconomy moving by buying dope.


8 posted on 09/30/2013 11:20:04 AM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: BitWielder1

Keeep it up so the French can bring back Sarkosy—or LePen. These fools will make the French hate socialism.


9 posted on 09/30/2013 2:25:52 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: whitedog57

Well, of course! The People obviously aren’t spending their money right. Things will work out much better if the Government does it for them. :)


10 posted on 09/30/2013 2:27:41 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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