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French “Working Class” Protesters Win – No Fuel Tax Increases in Next Budget

France announced tax hikes on fuel and utilities. Protesters organized and blocked roads. Their numbers grow. Things get messy. Fires. Riots, people die. The French Prime Minister announces that there will be a 6-month delay to work it all out. The protesters said it isn’t enough. They keep up the pressure. One day later the Hikes are …

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France Caves on Fuel Taxes – Offers 6-Month Reprieve to Examine Options

The French Prime Minister has announced that the planet will survive without the French imposing regressive taxes on fuel or utilities. For 6-months. During that time the government will consider it’s options. And the protesters will consider theirs. How to make 6-months into something more permanent. The French government’s decision to suspend fuel tax and …

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Quotes worthy of note….

“Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute calculates that Greece owes 875 percent of GDP for unfunded liabilities; the United States owes 911 percent, or almost twice as much as France at 549 percent.”  —Mark Steyn Are we broke?

The End of the Beginning of the End

When not caused by war, nations decay slowly and gradually (e.g., modern day France, Italy, Spain, Greece etc.). Alas, now, it seems ours is no different. Its exceptionalism is dissolving into the ordinary. It’s a choice made by the people. They fore-go liberty and self subjugate themselves under ruling political and administrative classes of which …

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Will NH Democrats Drool At Developments In France?

France’s golden age passed long ago, and thanks to the French is doomed never to return. The New Socialist dominant government has set right to work doing something New Hampshire Democrats did (to a lesser extent) when they had complete control of our state government.  Right out of the gate the French Socialists are raising …

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