posted on Oct, 27 2010 @ 09:31 PM
reply to post by plumranch
The French, and a lot of other european are not protesting austerity measures in general. ALL, and i mean all by that, of the austerity measures taken
or planned in europe are targeting the normal middle (to low) class people.
Why have these austerity measures to be taken? Not because our 'welfare' states failed but because of banks an cooperations who played with their
money and needed to be saved by the gov.
In Luxembourg for example the austerity measures are:
- a lot less money for education
- A special Crisis Tax
(!!) on a persons revenue, pension
- Increase of social taxes
- 'unefficent' bus stations will be deleted
- No increase in retirement pension for the next 4-8 years
- 'Food money' for those in need will be decreased
- Overhours get more taxed
- and more
and we in luxembourg are having the least worse of the consequences
People here in europe are just so angry that not one of the banks or cooperations had to pay for the damage they caused. It was not the welfare system
that brought us in this situation. Or is the problems you have in the U.S a problem of the welfare system?
The penson reform & the Stuttgart 21 stuff is just the straw that broke the camels back. The fact that 'we the people' do not have any influence
anymore and that the gov. ignore us and just do what they want
edit on 27-10-2010 by TheDeader because: (no reason given)