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Socialist French government finds there really is such a thing as being “overtaxed”

Posted by: ST on August 24, 2013 at 11:20 am » 7 Comments

Via the UK Telegraph comes a report that France’s Socialist government, famous for burdening their “rich” with extraordinarily high taxs, have come to the conclusion that they can’t tax their people (the rich and middle class) anymore without bleeding them dry (via Memeorandum) : France’s Socialist government has admitted that the country cannot cope with any […]

 

French minister commits unpardonable sin of telling truth: “We’re broke.”

Posted by: Phineas on January 31, 2013 at 4:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And he’s deep in la merde, for it: Michel Sapin made the gaffe in a radio interview, which left French President Francois Hollande and other ministers racing to undo the potential damage to the country’s reputation as a solid economy for investors. On Monday, Mr Sapin said: “There is a state but […]

 

Sanity in France: French court tosses 75% “millionaires’ tax”

Posted by: ST on December 29, 2012 at 11:09 am » 9 Comments

France doesn’t often get it right, but a French court did in this case: France’s Constitutional Council on Saturday rejected a 75 percent upper income tax rate to be introduced in 2013 in a setback to Socialist President Francois Hollande’s push to make the rich contribute more to cutting the public deficit. The Council ruled […]

 

(Video) A sign of real Hope and Change?

Posted by: Phineas on June 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Busy day today, but I wanted to share with you this latest Afterburner, in which Bill Whittle compares the choices made in recent elections in France and Wisconsin, and finds cause for hope in the Land of Cheese: On a smaller scale Bill could also have taken heart from recent elections in […]

 

Commence Operation “EU crack up,” phase two!

Posted by: Phineas on May 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Phase One was the unending financial crisis that began in 2008 and the Europeans’ unwillingness to anything that would really address the problem, instead choosing to keep feeding the beast of debt and taxation. Sickened by the failure of their political class (and made delirious by their own addiction to the teat […]

 

France may kill me yet — through an overdose of irony

Posted by: Phineas on April 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’m serious, you’d better have the paramedics ready; I’ll likely need them after reading this: Libya conflict: France eyes new UN resolution The French defence minister has suggested a new UN Security Council resolution may be needed for Nato allies to achieve their goals in Libya. Gerard Longuet was speaking after a […]

 

Al Qaeda plotting to kill French First Lady?

Posted by: Phineas on November 9, 2010 at 1:02 pm » 4 Comments

Not surprising. The last thing the Religion of Misogyny can tolerate is a self-confident, independent woman who doesn’t dress like a shapeless lump: From Daily News and Analysis: Security services believe President Nicolas Sarkozy’s wife is now “high up” on al-Qaeda’s hitlist of potential VIP victims in France, it was revealed. Fears for Bruni’s safety […]

 

Britain relies on France for its defence? What could go wrong?

Posted by: Phineas on November 7, 2010 at 1:02 pm » 4 Comments

Oh, how about a French aircraft carrier breaking down? As President Nicolas Sarkozy prepares to use a historic London summit to announce the use of RAF jets off the Charles de Gaulle, his naval chiefs have told him she is no longer seaworthy. “She’s meant to be heading to Afghanistan to support the war there […]

 

France: “Dad” to 55 children arrested on paternity fraud charges

Posted by: ST on September 14, 2010 at 12:34 pm » 4 Comments

Unreal: PARIS (Reuters) – A Paris man who registered 55 children by 55 different mothers faces up to 10 years in jail and fines for suspected paternity fraud and for helping to obtain residency under false pretences, police said on Friday. The 54 year-old of African origin, who authorities did not identify, was arrested in […]

 

An infantilized society

Posted by: Phineas on September 7, 2010 at 3:03 pm » 2 Comments

The economic troubles in Europe are leading to public unrest, as EU governments try to pare back their bloated public sectors, in some cases trimming wages and benefits, in others by delaying access to them. In France, plans to save the national pension system by raising the retirement age from 60 (!) to just 62 […]