Skip to comments.The New European Revolt
Posted on 05/11/2013 8:44:48 PM PDT by Lorianne
President Hollande of France recently got a whiff of what is coming from an open letter addressed to him by a 20-year old student named Clara G.
This will probably shock you, but it is mainly for fiscal reasons, simply because I do not feel like working all my life to pay taxes, a large part of which will only service the 1.9 trillion Euros of debt that your generation has kindly left us. If these borrowings had at least been invested to prepare the future of the country, if I was getting a small benefit from them, it would not be a problem for me to help repay them. But this debt only helped your generation live above its means, and assure itself a generous social safety net which I will not have.
My labor and my taxes will also pay for your generations retirement which you did not bother to plan, and for all the health and support expenses incurred by the elderly who in less than twenty years will be a majority of the population. So what will be left for me to live and to raise my children?
And, if by some improbable miracle, I managed to make a lot of money, I know already that not only will I be paying most of it in taxes, but I will also endure the general reproach of my compatriots and your personal disdain.
This is why, Mr. President, I am thinking of leaving France. And why your [government] should be less worried about the dangers of immigration and more concerned with the threats of emigration by the youth of this country. Where would I go? Perhaps to Germany, a country that you frequently disparage but which looks like a confident country. Or perhaps further, to Canada or Australia. Or to a developing country. To Africa, why not?
Yes, I want to go to a country where there is growth, where wages are rising, where being rich is not a deadly sin, a country in short where the individual and the society have confidence that tomorrow will be brighter than today.
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Maybe there is some hope.
I guess Clara doesn't understand how immigration affects wages and jobs.
I am from Paris and am very glad that my parents immigrated here when I was very young.
Do the French not see that their scumbag socialist hero is himself filthy rich? A limousine liberal if there ever was one?
A real slob?
Anyway, that’s a nice letter but it’s a faint peep in the howling wind. Most French simpletons are only disappointed with Hollande because they’re still not getting enough “free stuff”.
Notice not thinking of immigrating here...
Don't be gauche.
Other than missing the fact that immigration has cost them a lot it was a good letter.
The French people have pissed in their bed... AND...
some are now moving elsewhere to piss in someone Else’s bed..
much as some Canadians do in the US..
“But not to the United States, Clara?”
OBVIOUSLY she did her homework. My kids are stuck with the same (per capita) level of debt and future obligations thanks to the GREED of older generations. They will live a MUCH, MUCH, poorer life of paying tribute to these people and due to them still being allowed to vote after what they did to the country.
much as some Canadians do in the US..
Or the MAssholes in New Hampshire. Or the Californians in Colorado.
A few yrs ago the US would have probably been #1 on the list.
Thanks Lorianne. Related:
French voters have had enough of François Hollande and his government
And as the Californians and New Yawkers are doing to the rest of the country.
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