Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Look into your future -- eh, probably not

If the Catfood Commission really does plan on raising the retirement age beyond 65, is it possible we can import some new LaFayettes from France?

Demonstrators have taken to the streets of nearly 250 cities and towns across France today expressing their outrage over a government plan to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62.

The masses in France have figured out that the Ponzi Scheme is actually the opposite of what the elites are selling them:

Opinion polls show a majority of French resent the plan to raise the minimum and full retirement ages by two years to 62 and 67 respectively, and feel they are being punished unfairly for a failure in France's cherished social security system.

Funny how just as in the good Ol' U.S. of A., the wealthy are pushing this charge so they can get even wealthier, but unlike here, the people are having none of it.

Why can't they just shut up and watch 'Dancing with the Stars', like in America and have some franco-David Brooks say it proves how awesome the nation is for quietly allowing itself to be pillaged?

Because that isn't happening...

With most French citizens supporting the strikes, Sarkozy may be paying the highest price...A poll taken Oct. 6 and 7 shows Sarkozy's approval rating at just 31 percent, the lowest since his election in 2007.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


Montag said...

Politics, not soccer, is the national sport of France, and it seems Sarkozy has forgotten that.

What's more than a little hypocritical about Sarkozy's position (shades of Repugs and teabaggers here) is that he already receives a pension as a former mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine, a second pension as a former commune council member, will receive a pension upon leaving the Presidency, and one of his first acts upon entering office was to raise his salary from 101,000 Euros per annum to 240,000 Euros. (And, he's managed to accumulate a personal wealth of about $2.5 million, despite having spent his whole life in politics. He's never worked in the private sector in his life, having gone into politics immediately after college.)

No wonder Little Boots liked him.

pansypoo said...

can we have 2 tier age hike? if you made over $200k, make it 80.
50 for those in the bottom 20%.