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That's the last thing they need
Sure, they will be so happy when he lowers taxes for the rich like Trump did
originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: 3n19m470
I don't care if you believe it or not. Transportation of the future is that it's a service. The trend is in general towards services and less "owning", I live in a city there's public transport, taxis and rent a bike kind of services everywhere. Why would I own a car?
I wonder how many French citizens are on the side of the protesters.
Two in three people back the "yellow vest" protests in France, and nearly 80 percent reject measures proposed by President Emmanuel Macron as "insufficient", according to an opinion poll published Wednesday.
Sixty-six percent of those questioned said they supported the protests sparked by higher fuel taxes, underway for the past 12 days, which have seen hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets wearing high-visibility yellow jackets.
Only 32 percent of respondents said they opposed the movement, which has caused economic disruption as demonstrators hold up road traffic, the Opinion Way survey found.
originally posted by: TheLead
a reply to: Bloodworth
I have no proof but if my assessment is right and they're anything like America across the pond, then this will be spreading. Its my belief that the Europeans countries that are curtailing into socialism have made a pact to hide the demise of their funds. In America anytime we create a specific socialized fund, they ALWAYS eventually steal that money by illegally transferring it into the general fund to boost other programs they have been faulting in, usually due to the same incompetance that lead to prior fund starting to fault. In a false economy predicated off projection and waste it's easy for them to underfund programs just enough to keep them active and keep people needing them. My thought is that between the onset of socialized healthcare as well as the migrant issues, the prior programs are set to fault and they will inevitably have to continually raise taxes to keep up. Just wait until the government turns the people on each other over their bad habits, peoples drinking, overeating, or any other burdensome things people do that can be seen as a detriment to their health will be on the table for creating laws against it. These people will feel besmirched then looking for other things of similar equivalence to force on their countrymen as pay back.
originally posted by: infolurker
originally posted by: KingJames
a reply to: Peeple
Louis the 16th and Marie would be proud of that statement.
What is sad is most of the protesters will STILL vote for Progressive Globalist who only see them as "Worker Tax Cows".
originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: DoctorBluechip
I have zero sympathy for those protests. They're violent and stupid. They protest because the world is changing and they can't adapt. I have no car, because of the environment. Owning a car will be a thing of the past soon and all their attacks on the police, shops and monuments won't stop that.
If life is too expensive move out of Paris. Stop buying so much garbage and use public transport. But oh no that's Macron who is to blame. They elected him into office. It's not like he was advertising anything different than what he does...
Violent dumb #s level 30.
originally posted by: Bloodworth
Has anyone been to France recently. I know they have always been rude to Americans. But was it always so dirty?
I'm mean filthy, disgusting is some parts?