Skip to comments.France's government resigns en masse (but Hollande's clinging on): Failing socialist policies
Posted on 04/01/2014 8:41:31 AM PDT by george76
France's socialist prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault resigned yesterday. Joined by his entire government following meltdown in local elections .. Resignation is huge blow to France's social President Francois Hollande.
Last night, Hollande admitted mistakes and said priority was to cut taxes
last night socialist President Francois Hollande whose rule has become synonymous with a 75 per cent top rate of income tax admitted to mistakes and said his priority was now to cut taxes.
The governments resignation is a huge blow to the president, who was elected to a five-year term in 2012 but whose first two years in power have seen him become the most unpopular head of state in recent history.
And it is an embarrassment for Ed Miliband, who has lauded the Paris government for its economic policies and its refusal to follow George Osbornes austerity measures.
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France's government resigns en masse (but Hollande's clinging on): Failing socialist policies blamed for elections rout
The French get the government they deserve.
And so do we, corporately.
Read the article. Wow. Oh that it would happen here.
1. Cut taxes.
2. Expel all Muslims.
geez, you never know what to believe in these stories today!
This is shocking news. F Hollande is, no doubt, on the phone to Karl Rove as I write this. Rove knows how to squash citizen movements concerned about high tax rates and high spending. The French voters need to be reminded that politicians who argue for lower taxes and spending are extremists and are unelectable. The French socialists need to make this clear to the French before these people are actually elected. Oh my! (yes—sarcastic, I know).
Hollande hangs on.
“If stupid got us here, why can’t stupid get us out?”
No kidding - this sounds almost, well, reflective of the actual will of the people. Kinda makes one ponder how long it's been since we had such an election.
It may be just a coincidence, but the French have not yet widely adopted electronic voting.
Can’t Hollande just blame the millionaires and billionaires for the troubles of France?
Too bad our Founders didn’t adopt the parliamentary style government that allowed for lack of confidence votes to rid the country of inept or dangerous leaders before they ran the nation aground.
Unfortunately, they trusted that the American people would have better sense than we have exhibited by our voting in the past 50 years.
More like 100 years.
No pics of the new first woman Mayor of Paris.
Socialism alway FAILS, always.
> socialist President Francois Hollande whose rule has become synonymous with a 75 per cent top rate of income tax admitted to mistakes and said his priority was now to cut taxes. The governments resignation is a huge blow to the president... And it is an embarrassment for Ed Miliband, who has lauded the Paris government for its economic policies and its refusal to follow George Osbornes austerity measures.
An appointed Prime Minister is better than an elected President? These countries with parliamentary systems are less liberal than the USA?
Remember the Seventeenth Amendment.
Raising taxes is really an act that is difficult to reverse. Cutting taxes, after making the error of instituting punitive tax rates, will not work by itself.
After raising taxes, businesses and wealthy taxpayers tend to leave for locations with lower taxes. And once a particular government has raised taxes, it establishes itself as an entity that could just as easily do it again.
So the government that made the mistake of raising taxes has to do THREE things:
- cut taxes
- provide assurances that taxes won't be raised again (like changing the party in charge)
- lure those that left, back. It has to be a lot better than the location that they moved to, and it has to be worth their while to offset the moving costs/inconveniences
Marchers sang the national anthem, La Marseillaise, and repeated slogans shouted by Cassen from the back of a very slow-moving truck, including:
Assez, assez, d’immigration. Non, non au remplacement (”Enough, enough of immigration. No, no to being replaced [by Muslims]”)
Nous sommes tous des Suisses allemands (”We are all Swiss Germans,” an obscure take on the 1968 slogan “Nous sommes tous des Juifs allemands” and a reference to the recent referendum which German-speaking Swiss supported, unlike their French- and Italian-speaking co-nationals)
La sharia ne passera pas (”The Shari’a will not succeed”)
Ils n’aiment pas les français, ils préfèrent les immigrés. Dehors, dehors ce gouvernement! (”They don’t like the French, they prefer immigrants. Go, go, this [French] government”)
Hollande on en a marre (”We have enough of [President François] Hollande”)
On est chez nous (”We are at home,” implying that immigrants are not at home in France)
Hand-held signs and streamers read:
Immigration Islamisation, Demain la Remigration! (”Immigration, Islamization, tomorrow emigration back from where you came”)
Non au Changement de Peuple et de Civilisation, Non (”No to changing of people and civilization, no”)
Agir pour la France (”Act for France”)
Islam ras-le-bol (”Enough of Islam”)
Thanks FN. It’ll take a civil war in France to settle everything, at which time Europe needs to ban Islam under existing anti- and de-Nazification laws.