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The Socialist's Tax-Everything Plan Blows Sky High With Riots
Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2013 | Mike Shedlock

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 region’s 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; it’s 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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: carbontax; ecotax; europeanunion; france; francoishollande; hollandetaxhike; jeanmarcayrault
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1 posted on 11/01/2013 12:23:43 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: All

Gosh, I hate to say this; maybe we could learn something from those Frenchie farmers.


2 posted on 11/01/2013 12:25:48 PM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Kaslin
Gee, this Socialism thing is .... great!

Wait. I have to pay for it?!?!?!
3 posted on 11/01/2013 12:29:55 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Turbo Pig
Peaceful protests don't seem to work anymore. Exibit A, Pelosi shoving her
vibrating Gavel in our faces and laughing about it.



4 posted on 11/01/2013 12:30:00 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Kaslin

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.

Read more at http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2013/10/hollandes-tax-everything-plan-blows-sky.html#uCmW73v6hFQuc0oQ.99


5 posted on 11/01/2013 12:35:15 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Kaslin
This picture of Hollande truly needs a French translation caption for Alfred E. Newman's "What Me, Worry?" The only reference to it I could find, off the issue of the French edition, is "Quoi - Moi, M'en Faire!"


6 posted on 11/01/2013 12:46:56 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: Rusty0604
Support for Tax on Soccer Players is 83%

And so they will have no soccer. The players are planning to Go Galt later this month.


7 posted on 11/01/2013 1:09:39 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
I went to Bing.com/translator and it came up with this: "Ce que moi, vous inquiétez pas?"

Freetranslation.com shows it as: "Ce qui m'inquiète"

8 posted on 11/01/2013 1:16:39 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: MaxMax
Peaceful protests don't seem to work anymore. Exibit A, Pelosi shoving her vibrating Gavel in our faces and laughing about it.

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.

9 posted on 11/01/2013 1:28:12 PM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: Kaslin

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.


10 posted on 11/01/2013 1:44:14 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: Kaslin

Coming soon to the United States!


11 posted on 11/01/2013 1:52:41 PM PDT by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by Barack Obama promising to solve it.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Does he have a steel plate in his head?


12 posted on 11/01/2013 1:53:13 PM PDT by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by Barack Obama promising to solve it.)
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To: Kaslin

What’s the translation for: “Don’t mind me, I have a steel plate in my head”?


13 posted on 11/01/2013 1:54:10 PM PDT by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by Barack Obama promising to solve it.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Que sera sera ?


14 posted on 11/01/2013 1:55:18 PM PDT by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by Barack Obama promising to solve it.)
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To: MaxMax

That gavel needs shoved somewhere that would require a proctologist to remove.


15 posted on 11/01/2013 1:56:01 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Kaslin; Kartographer

Francois Hollande: running out of other people’s money.

Oh well, at least it wasn’t a nationwide truckers strike.


16 posted on 11/01/2013 2:02:11 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Kaslin

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.


17 posted on 11/01/2013 2:03:36 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: WayneS
"Ne vous inquiétez pas moi, j'ai une plaque d'acier dans ma tête" or

"Ne me dérange pas moi, j'ai une plaque en acier dans ma tête

18 posted on 11/01/2013 2:06:49 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Well, I don’t speak French so that was the only two versions I could come up with.


19 posted on 11/01/2013 2:11:18 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: 98ZJ USMC

It is so easy to get into socialism but so hard to get out, sort of like the mafia.


20 posted on 11/01/2013 2:34:34 PM PDT by cradle of freedom
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To: Kaslin

If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.


21 posted on 11/01/2013 2:37:03 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Hugin

That’s greedy government for you


22 posted on 11/01/2013 2:40:34 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Good for them! Maybe cause for another riot.


23 posted on 11/01/2013 2:52:43 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Buckeye McFrog
And so they will have no soccer. The players are planning to Go Galt later this month.

If American teams have any sense at all, they will raid the French teams for their best players.

24 posted on 11/01/2013 3:14:41 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Kaslin

I have one answer...............guillotine


25 posted on 11/01/2013 3:38:21 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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