Thursday, July 05, 2012

Let them eat slightly smaller cakes

Finally, a classic, time-tested, and proven solution to an otherwise intractable problem.
France's new Socialist government has announced tax rises worth €7.2bn (£5.78bn), mainly targeting the wealthiest households and biggest corporations, as the country struggles to plug a gaping hole in its budget...

The raid on the wealthy is in line with Fran├žois Hollande's election promise: "If there are sacrifices to be made – and there will be – then it will be for the wealthiest to make them."
And if that's class warfare then la guerre it is. [cross-posted at Firedoglake]

4 comments:

StonyPillow said...

Hollande's not even close to the 92% maximum tax rate of our own Comrade Dwight Eisenhower.

Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.

JDM said...

Um, he commisioned this report on his first day in office and whipped it out now, only a week/tendyas after he screwed Segolene Royal outa being the Nancy Pelosi of France:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/03/world/europe/france-faces-stiff-budget-cuts-to-meet-european-deficit-target.html

That's real, the tax "cuts" are fucking kabuki.

Anonymous said...

With the determined French Hollande effectively counter-attacking in the world class war; can we reframe craven Zer0bama as "French MilqueToast", NOW? MoveAside, OLD Amerika!

pansypoo said...

please tel me mittens HAS TO PAY TAXES IN FRANCE.