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France braces for trouble, Macron to address 'yellow vest' anger
Reuters ^ | December 7, 2018 | by Richard Lough, Sudip Kar-Gupta

Posted on 12/07/2018 10:04:46 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

PARIS - France hunkered down for another wave of potentially violent protests on Saturday as embattled President Emmanuel Macron planned to address the nation next week over public fury at the high cost of living, senior allies said.

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the three-week-old “yellow vest” revolt had “created a monster” and vowed police would have no tolerance for violence, with much of Paris in lockdown and tens of thousands of police deployed nationwide.

Castaner warned that radicals would likely again infiltrate the protest movement - a backlash against high living costs but also, increasingly, a revolt against Macron himself, including his perceived loftiness and reforms favoring a moneyed elite.

After the Dec. 1 riots in central Paris and sometimes violent demonstrations in dozens of other cities and towns across France, the government offered a rush of sweeteners to soothe public anger.

It started by scrapping next year’s planned hikes to fuel taxes, the first major U-turn of Macron’s presidency and costing the Treasury 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion).

But protesters want Macron to go further to help hard-pressed households, including an increase to the minimum wage, lower taxes, higher salaries, cheaper energy, better retirement provisions and even Macron’s resignation.

But, mindful of France’s deficit and not wanting to flout EU rules, Macron will have scant wriggle room for more concessions.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anarchists; carbon; carbontax; climate; communism; emmanuelmacron; energy; europeanunion; france; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; green; hoax; marxism; paris; propaganda; riots; socialism; taxes; yellowvests
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1 posted on 12/07/2018 10:04:46 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The problem for Macron is that this is no longer about gas/diesel taxes.

Even students are getting into the act (for some of the most inane and unrelated reasons).

It seems that everyone outside of Paris is just p!ssed off about something. Per David Asman of Fox Biz (a few moments ago), 70% of Frenchmen not rioting support the riots.

70%.

And only 18% support Macron.

2 posted on 12/07/2018 10:09:48 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I imagine the Islamists in France are lying low. With the general population this stoked up, they could turn on a dime and attack the Moslems.


3 posted on 12/07/2018 10:11:42 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Macro n has been in hiding for a week.


4 posted on 12/07/2018 10:25:02 AM PST by tennmountainman ("Trust Sessions" Yeah Right")
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To: RoosterRedux

There is some worry now about the effect on the EU election. Macron’s Party? I don’t see them getting more than 15-to-16 percent of the vote. Le Pen’s National Front might go past 35-percent (last time in the EU election, they took 25-percent). Whoever is advising Macron....probably needs to be fired.


5 posted on 12/07/2018 10:31:28 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: RoosterRedux
I wonder if our "idiot class" infesting D.C., understands extrapolation.
6 posted on 12/07/2018 10:37:02 AM PST by skimbell
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Address the Nation next week? Is he encouraging violence and riots tomorrow? Shouldn’t he be out there talking now?


7 posted on 12/07/2018 10:42:42 AM PST by Harpotoo (Being a socialist is a lot easier than having to WORK like the rest of US:-))
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Hahaha. I laugh at LIB fools wherever and whenever they have problems.


8 posted on 12/07/2018 11:06:01 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: pepsionice
I think the leadership in France, in the EU, and in the UK are completely out of touch with the ordinary voters. In fact, I think they thought that they would just ram their plans down the voters throats.

Looks like some chickens are coming home to roost.

New riots are feeding off the existing riots though there is no connection in cause or issue.

Wait until the muzzies get in the game. And don't forget more popcorn when you go to the store.

9 posted on 12/07/2018 11:09:36 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Macron will address the Yellow Jackets from a well fortified
bunker. Afraid the French people will have his head on a platter.


10 posted on 12/07/2018 11:12:33 AM PST by tennmountainman ("Trust Sessions" Yeah Right")
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To: Harpotoo
Shouldn’t he be out there talking now?

He hasn't the slightest idea what to say. He's already deferred the gas/diesel tax thingy until next year and it didn't make a bit of difference.

The riots are getting some momentum.

Burn, baby, burn.

11 posted on 12/07/2018 11:12:54 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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This is a more radical reaction to the same thing that got Trump elected here. They perceive what is going on, that the elite are financing a society where on the backs of the very people they seek to marginalize.

Further, they seek to make that marginalization permanent by importing a brown-shirt class to keep them quiet (muslims).


12 posted on 12/07/2018 11:15:34 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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This is a more radical reaction to the same thing that got Trump elected here.

Eggzackly.

13 posted on 12/07/2018 11:23:39 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Macron should just use the elite's traditional response to complaints. After all, that's always worked before, right?


14 posted on 12/07/2018 11:25:46 AM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Macron should just use the elite's traditional response to complaints. After all, that's always worked before, right?


15 posted on 12/07/2018 11:25:46 AM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Leaning Right

Too much cake there.


16 posted on 12/07/2018 11:26:52 AM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Leaning Right

Marie Antoinette never said “let them eat cake.” It is a myth.


17 posted on 12/07/2018 11:28:04 AM PST by marajade
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To: RoosterRedux

Students. What do they know?


18 posted on 12/07/2018 11:29:08 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: marajade

> Marie Antoinette never said “let them eat cake.” It is a myth. <

I believe it was Hillary Clinton. The full quote being, “Let them eat cake while I con them out of even more money.”


19 posted on 12/07/2018 11:32:07 AM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: bgill
If I heard it right, they are rioting for lower admission standard.
20 posted on 12/07/2018 11:37:23 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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