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France chooses a new president during tough times (Socialist Francois Hollande?)
Yahoo ^ | 5/06/12 | GREG KELLER

Posted on 05/06/2012 9:00:37 AM PDT by Libloather

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Hollande has promised more government spending and higher taxes — including a 75-percent income tax on the rich...

Hussein's dream.

1 posted on 05/06/2012 9:00:44 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

There was a treaty signed by the US a couple of years ago that defined any states seeking to lower their income tax below a certain level as a rogue state. Does onyone remember the specifics?


2 posted on 05/06/2012 9:04:57 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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Heard all across France:

"It was the most memorable time of my life. It was a touching moment because I never thought this day would ever happen. I won't have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won't have to worry about paying my mortgage. You know, if I help him, he's gonna help me."

3 posted on 05/06/2012 9:07:27 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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Hollande has promised more government spending and higher taxes — including a 75-percent income tax on the rich...

Feh, why not just take it all, then everyone would
want to succeed. /s.

Socialists, Baaah.
So the 50% who don’t work pay no taxes and the rest
are slaves to the state. Makes sense in a Marxian
kind of way. And naturally the government posts will
be filled with people from the 50%.


4 posted on 05/06/2012 9:10:38 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Libloather

Intrade has Hollande at 97.5%
Dow Futures for Monday Down -182 on “European Jitters”
and monied-French planning to move to UK

Mmm — so what’s happenin’ in Greek elections? UK can only handle so many.


5 posted on 05/06/2012 9:12:04 AM PDT by bunster
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The Sheep, especially the immigrant sheep, were promised Unicorns and free schit from the Socialists for a generation, and by god, they WANT THEIR FREE SH*T!

There is NO WAY this ends well....


6 posted on 05/06/2012 9:13:33 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Libloather

In other words the economy of France is guaranteed to fail, taking the rest of Europe with it.


7 posted on 05/06/2012 9:17:50 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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First a law will be passed that no one who wants to move out of France can take more than $10,000 or so in currency and goods with them. Then they’ll pass the 75% income tax on the rich. If you leave the country, all your wealth defaults to France. Castro will be proud.

I’m waiting to see how many of the Hollywood liberals who always threaten to move to France if a Republican wins the White House, actually do so.


8 posted on 05/06/2012 9:19:46 AM PDT by randita
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FRANCE24 BREAKING NEWS: French voter participation at 71.96% at 5pm, interior ministry says

France’s interior ministry says voter participation reached 71.96% at 5pm Paris time on Sunday as Socialist favourite François Hollande challenges President Nicolas Sarkozy in a tight run-off vote.


9 posted on 05/06/2012 9:22:12 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Peggy - is that you? Peggy? How is “Hope and Change” going? Not well? Peggy?


10 posted on 05/06/2012 9:22:17 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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If France goes socialist watch their economy tank. The wealthy are already leaving rather than face a 75% tax rate and France is already broke. I expect within a year after a socialist government take over in France the Euro will crumble.


11 posted on 05/06/2012 9:31:28 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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Good one! ;)


12 posted on 05/06/2012 9:40:00 AM PDT by Rockiette (Democrats are not intelligent)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Whatever happened to Peggy? Is she living in a rathole somewhere, angry at Obama for not paying her mortgage or forking over other people’s money to pay $4/gallon gasoline to put in her junk car so she can go job-hunting yet again?

Or is she quietly content, sitting before her plasma television, waiting to go to her afternoon nail appointment followed by a little grocery shopping courtesy of her EBT card? Then a return home to cook some filet mignon while eagerly anticipating the government check(s) that will be in tomorrow’s mail?

I wonder.


13 posted on 05/06/2012 9:43:12 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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Merkel has to be wetting her pants over this one. Germany is almost single handedly propping up the Euro. If France goes the way of Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Ireland, Germany will probably have no choice but to abandon the Euro to save itself.


14 posted on 05/06/2012 9:43:57 AM PDT by randita
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There is some election in Germany today too, that is supposed to be a harbinger for Merkel’s popularity. I don’t know what it is — maybe a local province or something. Have you heard?


15 posted on 05/06/2012 9:58:56 AM PDT by bunster
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how many of the Hollywood liberals who always threaten to move to France

Johnny Depp lives over there. Let's see if he comes scurrying back home.

16 posted on 05/06/2012 10:11:33 AM PDT by what's up
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I think Obama had Peggy in mind for this year's election theme: For Ward! of the state.
17 posted on 05/06/2012 11:12:18 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: bunster

In the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Result: Merkel’s CDU barely strongest party by less than 1% over the “center-left” SPD. No majority together with their small coalition party, the business-oriented FDP. Too soon to say what type of coalition will come out of this.


18 posted on 05/06/2012 11:24:24 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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PS: On a positive note, the hard-left Linke didn’t even come close to taking the 5% limit that must be passed to gain parliament seats.

But this matters little, as the socialist has just won over Sarkozy in France. Bye-bye euro!


19 posted on 05/06/2012 11:32:38 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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Remember after Sarkozy was elected, the idiots in this country elected the opposite?

Hopefully that will happen again.


20 posted on 05/06/2012 1:16:38 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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