Skip to comments.The Socialist's Tax-Everything Plan Blows Sky High With Riots
Posted on 11/01/2013 12:23:43 PM PDT by Kaslin
President Francois Hollande wants to balance the French deficit by taxing the rich, taxing the poor, taxing trucks, raising the VAT, and increasing the tax on corporations.
That policy blew sky high this week in a storm of riots by Brittany farmers.
Please consider French Gov't Backs down on Truck Tax After Riots
French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Tuesday indefinitely suspended the introduction of a green tax on trucks following riots at the weekend in the Brittany region.
The move comes three days after a protest by hundreds of food producers, artisans and distributors in the western Brittany region ended in the worst riots in the area in years.
One person was seriously injured in clashes between police and a group of around 1,000 demonstrators, who blocked a national road with convoys of vehicles and tonnes of produce on Saturday in protest over the tax.
Bretons say the levy will squeeze the already wafer-thin margins of the regions struggling chicken, pork and other food producers.
The protests were seen as the expression of growing frustration nation-wide with the escalating tax burden on businesses and households.
Taxes have risen 70 billion euros (96 billion dollars) in the past three years, as France battles to shrink its budget deficit.
The truck tax, which is to apply to all vehicles of over 3.5 tonnes that use French roads, aims to raise 1 billion euros a year towards the development of rail and river transportation.
French Way of Getting Your Message Across
Mr. Ayrault denied that the government had caved in to the protesters.
To be courageous is not to be obstinate; its to listen and understand, he said after a meeting with Breton lawmakers and several Cabinet Ministers.
In France, riots, strikes, and mass protests work.
This is the second time this week, and third time in a month that France rolled back a tax.
Hollande Backs Down on Ecotax, on a Tax on Savings, On Corporate Earnings
Gosh, I hate to say this; maybe we could learn something from those Frenchie farmers.
Not Enough Rich People to Tax
Socialists are all in favor of raising taxes (on somebody else). When Hollande ran out of rich people to tax, he simply taxed everybody.
Those generally supportive of tax hikes then revolted in a riot of “not me” protests.
Support for Tax on Soccer Players is 83%
Apparently there are not enough soccer players to matter. By a massive margin, the “Not Me” protesters support Hollande’s 75% tax rate on millionaire soccer players.
Freetranslation.com shows it as: "Ce qui m'inquiète"
Yes, that was immediately after of the raucous "town hall" meetings right before the Obamacare vote. She was laughing and flouting that gavel, thinking she was poking a stick in our eye. Consequently un-seated as House Speaker.
But there’s a problem, that an exact translation may not cut it, because of nuance. Properly, it should be in a context comparable to What Me, Worry?, that would make sense to a Frenchman.
Coming soon to the United States!
Does he have a steel plate in his head?
What’s the translation for: “Don’t mind me, I have a steel plate in my head”?
Que sera sera ?
That gavel needs shoved somewhere that would require a proctologist to remove.
Francois Hollande: running out of other people’s money.
Oh well, at least it wasn’t a nationwide truckers strike.
I wish U.S. citizens had as much gumption as these French farmers! Would LOVE to see riots in the streets across the land because of KommieKare.
"Ne me dérange pas moi, j'ai une plaque en acier dans ma tête
Well, I don’t speak French so that was the only two versions I could come up with.
It is so easy to get into socialism but so hard to get out, sort of like the mafia.
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