Skip to comments.French business erupts in fury against "disastrous" François Hollande
Posted on 10/16/2012 6:51:02 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota
France is sliding into a grave economic crisis and risks a full-blown hurricane as investors flee rocketing tax rates, the countrys business federation has warned. The situation is very serious. Some business leaders are in a state of quasi-panic, said Laurence Parisot, head of employers group MEDEF.
The pace of bankruptcies has accelerated over the summer. We are seeing a general loss of confidence by investors. Large foreign investors are shunning France altogether. Its becoming really dramatic.
MEDEF, Frances equivalent of the CBI, said the threat has risen from a storm warning to a hurricane warning, adding that the Socialist government of François Hollande has yet to understand the extreme gravity of the crisis.
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Who is Jean-Claude Galt?
My, my, once again we have a demonstration of why socialists/leftists/liberals/progressives should be watched closely at all times and kept well away from electricy, machinery, or anything requiring a brain.
Elections have consequences.
Guess they never heard the saying “You can sheer a sheep many times but skin him only once” or as the Muzzie saying goes....(Maybe I shouldn’t write that on FR! LOL)
You voted for him! Next time vote with your head and not with the emotions of a puppy love-struck teenage girl! (Like those who voted for Obama.)
Not sure all this matters much to France’s future. It sounds like they may be the locus of the new Caliphate anyway. Do mullah’s care about economic growth rated at levels above the eighth century?
Ceux Français vont Galt!
THIS more than Japan is our future. This is an organized take over from the ballot box and we are in for the very same thing.
It is strange that we can have loosened the requisite conditions for voting rights but we can never tighten them once given. Same goes for dole benefits and the rights of citizenship.
Music to the Left Bank's ears. :)
They’ve run out of someone else’s money...
The French companies that do well, survive, will shift sales to their US branches circumventing income in Europe/France.
There are a host of French companies that have prepared themselves for just such a contingency.
Socialist governments cannot govern if businesses close their doors and send their employees home. Those governments feed off the cash such businesses produce.
In fact, if farmers quit producing food, or truckers stop bringing goods to government capital cities, government will starve along with the regular citizens. The producers have the power to end government abuse, if they have the will. And they get that will by being pushed too far.
The economic French Revolution?
Great cartoon! That was back in the day when the Chicago Tribune (under Robert McCormick) was a leading voice in opposition to the New Deal.
But they are just making business pay their fair share! Evil capitalist pigs! I hope the frogs experience some sanity soon.
Just like Obambots who peed their pants to vote for him in 2008 don’t get a pass, the French who scurried to the polls for this socialist fool who is a serial boy friend, don’t get one either....
boo friggin’ hoo
Something like that but most people usually like to see economic revolutions go up.
Ha ha-- no, I shouldn't -- Ha ha ha ha ha -- c'mon, I really shouldn't -- HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA...!
I give up. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA...!
Historically socialist governments force their citizens to comply. This is what happened in the USSR, China, Germany, Cambodia, Cuba, etc.
A crisis or revolution is used to justify consolidation of power. Then the firing squads/re-education camps run 24/7 until resistance is crushed. Then the resulting broken-spirited serfs are assimilated into the new socialist ideal and live the rest of the lives in an Orwellian dystopia.
Can you name a place where socialism has receded in a 'Randian', passive resistance sense when its tenets proved destructive? This is a serious question and I would be delighted to know an example.
We shouldn’t just be standing here laughing, we should be getting them to come spend their money and build businesses here.
If we don’t have a regime change in 2013, French businessmen would not be safe here either.
Who cares? Raise taxes.
H/T Army Air Corps
Hollande’s popularity rating rating has sunk to new lows this week.
President “Normal” I is now at 40%
Sarko gave a major speech in NY last week, and is planning his return in 2017.
Carla has sent out the word: she would not be opposed
Real buyer’s remorse has set in, and the “First Lady” ( first concubine) Valerie Trierweiler, is the most hated woman in France since Marie “ let ‘em set cake Antoinette.
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No more homework! What’s next? Toilet training laws?
I just sent this off to one of my daughters in Paris.
What a total incompetent! Her husband always gives me a hard time about ‘stupid Americans’... so I forwarded this off.
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