Hollande Heads Right
Crushing Defeat Prompts Dramatic Changes for French Socialists
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  • Andrew Allison

    You overlooked the fact that Brussels treated the request for more time with the contempt which it deserved, pointing out that France has already received two extensions.

  • Pete

    Is the appointment of Valls a sign of reform or is it just window dressing?

    Knowing the sleazy nature of lefties, I suspect it is the latter.

  • Bruce

    How do you grow an economy with a 75% tax rate on job creators?

    • Andrew Allison

      Give more to the workers? [/grin]

  • Corlyss

    This is what happens when the elitist Eurotrash politicians don’t listen to their people. The EU is one of the most un- and anti-democratic organizations on the planet. The only reason it survives is that no scrutiny is given to it by the consummately sycophantish, state-supported media who all think like the governments: i.e., the peoples’ role is to shut up and pay the bills. It’s a deplorable development in the west, along with declining justice for native borns, the rise of PC speech codes, and unrestricted immigration.

    • Jim__L

      This is the rule of the Philosopher Kings. (By the Philosopher Kings… FOR the Philosopher Kings.)

      That age-old dream has finally been realized… and we find that yet again, power has corrupted, human wisdom is incomplete at best, and the Gods of the Copybook Headings return.

  • Gary Hemminger

    You don’t grow an economy like this. What you do is get re-elected because this is what the people want. It is time that conservatives realize that the issue isn’t with the leftish politicians. It is the people themselves. They want government programs and really don’t care about growth. They care about themselves. The west is weak. the people are weak. The politicians are giving folks what they want. The fact that this leads to no growth and high unemployment (especially among youth) is evidently not important to folks. They just want what they want and politicians are happy to oblige. The problem isn’t politicians or the 1%, it is the people. they are ignorant and lazy.

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