Skip to comments.Sarkozy Promises To Curb Immigrant Welfare Sponges
Posted on 04/09/2012 4:10:54 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
We've previously outlined the complicated strategy of Nicolas Sarkozy to come from behind in the French presidential elections. He must woo over some of the voters who plan to vote for the National Front to his right while at the same time he must avoid alienating voters in the political center.
It may not work in the end but the incumbent is going about the task with fervor and panache.
He told voters in areas where the National Front is strong that he wanted to halve the number of legal immigrants coming into France while claiming that he would continue the policy of supplying emergency medical treatment even to illegal immigrants because this was part of France's humanitarian character. "I cannot accept an immigration that is purely motivated by the hope of consuming the more generous social benefits in France." The French president accused the left of thought terrorism on the issue of immigration. This was typical practice by the "caviar left" that sent their children to protected schools where they would not encounter immigrants.
While speaking to the issues that most concerned voters of the National Front Nicolas Sarkozy pivoted to claim that the National Front was the covert ally of the French left "a vote for the National Front in 15 days on the first ballot will serve Mr. Hollande just like 20 years ago a vote for the National Front served (the former Socialist President) Francois Mitterrand."
Bruno Le Roux the spokesperson for Socialist party candidate Francois Hollandr accused Nicolas Sarkozy of "restoring the extreme right to the heart of the political chessboard" and of making "inadmissible allegations" as if the socialists "rejoice at the growth of the National Front"
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