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But at the same time, they voted in Macron, when they could have had Le Pen.
If any of those protesters voted for him, they need to go home and shut up.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Wide-Eyes
You guys still pay thousands of dollars. It's called taxes. Just because no one consolidates that into a neat packaged bill for you and labels it "health care," you guys delude yourselves into thinking you aren't actually paying for it. It's cute until you see these riots and get so puzzled over why that is.
originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: ausername
The french president can make businesses pay employees a year end bonus?
Will he later want his crumbs back like the dems here?
originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: wills120
American people were given a very small Amount of tax relief, they are happy with those crumbs even though the money itself buys less and they are no better off, but regardless they didn't have a tax increase.
originally posted by: ausername
Someone has to pay for the tens or hundreds of thousands of migrants from some of the poorest countries that either will not or cannot assimilate, their housing, healthcare, education, food and expenses must be provided by the taxpayers somehow.
it's less, because you don't buy the car and you don't pay taxes for owning it.
Transportation of the future is that it's a service. The trend is in general towards services and less "owning"
ts doublespeak for further taxation. When our telephone lines, our natural gas lines were opened to private enterprise did the taxpayer get any return on the investment he had contributed to over the last 50 years? What about road tolls on roads we have paid for and keep paying for through petrol taxes?
Their poor is still very rich compared to 3/4 of the world.
T"his confirms that he has a serious image problem with a surprisingly large segment of the French population: some surveys have the level of public support for the protests at around 70 percent, despite the violence.
“Such levels of wider support must have taken Macron and his advisers by surprise and are key to understanding his change of policy tack: his earlier promise, reiterated in a speech to the G20 over the weekend, never to give in to street protest could only have been kept by relying on the police to manage or crush the demonstrations.”
I'm convinced that if you value money so much you are burning down Paris for it
The UN Conference on Trade and Development has published new research that shows that increased market power of global corporations is driving global income inequality...
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The Turnbull government has agreed to ISDS in the TPP-11, despite the Howard government rejection of it in the US-Australia FTA. The previous ALP government also rejected it, as does current ALP policy, together with Greens and Centre Alliance policy. These parties, with other cross-benchers, form a majority in the Senate.
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