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To: Aussie Dasher

French Students Take to Streets Over New Employment Law

A new law aimed at reducing youth unemployment (currently 23 percent) by making it easier to hire and fire young workers has sparked an outcry of opposition from the intended beneficiaries. As many as 1.5 million people participated in street demonstrations to protest the “First Job Contract” law passed by Parliament.

Jacques Esse, one of the students leading the protest, denounced the law. “They are trying to take away our leisure and force us into boring jobs,” said Esse. “We need money, not excessive demands on our time.”

Esse contends that forcing young people into the workforce will have anti-democratic impacts. “Who will march in the streets to protest bad laws if everyone has jobs?” asked Esse.

Esse demanded that the government save his generation from a life of meaningless toil. “Our time and our minds should be free to create the new ideas needed for a new millennium,” said Esse. Esse proposed that corporations and the rich be taxed to provide stipends for young intellectuals like himself.

Asked what new ideas for a new millennium he has, Esse responded that his proposed stipends for young intellectuals was just the first of many he was sure would be forthcoming if he isn’t bogged down by a dead-end job and has the time to work on them.

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27 posted on 04/05/2006 8:50:21 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens
You're kidding, right?

I mean that post had to come from The Onion.

L

40 posted on 04/06/2006 5:31:33 AM PDT by Lurker (In God I trust. Everyone else shows me their hands.)
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To: John Semmens
I really wonder of Mr. Esse wasn't pulling the correspondents leg. His remarks sound like a Monty Python script. The sheer absurdity of what he is saying sounds like satire. If it's not people are even crazier than I thought. But then Us schools are now banning camouflage pants less they offend illegal immigrants as such items are a symbol of (shudder) 'patriotism'.
43 posted on 04/06/2006 7:13:35 AM PDT by robowombat
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