Analysis: Mitterrand's shadow looms as Hollande seeks to revive France

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unionwv wrote:

Creating straw men to knock down isn’t as dramatic as Hollandee’s creation of real problems, which he then “solves”

Jan 03, 2014 11:46am EST  --  Report as abuse
willich6 wrote:

Channeling Mitterand will not save the socialist deeply unpopular Hollande; France under Hollande embarked on a ‘tax and spend’ socialist economic model which is Not raising revenue, Not increasing employment and Not spending their way into prosperity.
Tax reforms for business to create jobs will not work without labor reforms on unions which hold All the Power in France today with an unbreakable and unaffordable ‘safety net’ of insane work rules, pensions, holidays & vacations, etc – how’s that working out?
No sane businessman would invest and grow jobs in this caustic environment.
Just check out Illinois, California, Detroit public debt to see how unfettered public unions in collusion with corrupt state & local govt can bankrupt a city or a state. Now apply this model on steroids to a country – voila you have France..

Jan 03, 2014 12:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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