Skip to comments.Hollande Courts Business With Economic Revival Plan
Posted on 01/15/2014 8:09:13 AM PST by RoosterRedux
French President François Hollande on Tuesday trumpeted a pro-business agenda of tax and spending cuts to revive France's anemic economy, sidestepping public scrutiny of what he called a "painful moment" in his personal life.
Speaking at a news conference designed to relaunch his presidency thatlike France's economyhas been stuck in the doldrums, Mr. Hollande said he would tackle France's chronically high payroll taxes, addressing a long-standing demand of French business leaders.
Mr. Hollande is striving to repair relations with France's business community, which has voiced anger about climbing taxes and alarm that the euro zone's secondlargest economy is losing ground to Germany.
"The recovery is here, but it's not strong enough," Mr. Hollande said. "Will France be the caboose or become a locomotive?"
Since his election in May 2012, Mr. Hollande has relied largely on tax increases to fix France's finances with only marginal efforts to pare expenditures. The
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RE: Economic Revival Plan
Does that include repealing the 75% tax on the wealthy?
If not, what “revival”?
From what I hear, Hollande is having an epiphany of sorts. He might rescind the 75% tax.
Was the painful moment when he found that socialism didn’t work?
What's the name of a railway car made up of nothing but lavatories?
Yees, quite so. But how deed you know thees?
Because I used to ride the “barf car” out of Grand Central heading to Connecticut. Riders in the barf car knew the latraine was one car down.
Sounds like fun! /s (I took the train from GC to White Plains for a short while in the early eighties...didn’t seem too bad. Maybe I went at the wrong time of day...)
Actually the “bar car” (nicknamed the “barf car” by folks that didn’t drink and wives waiting at the other end) was a lot of fun.