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Macron caves over taxes
Posted by: samintx
Date: December 04, 2018 06:32AM
I wonder if Individual #1 will Tweet what a weakling Macron turned out to be. I bet he won't let it pass without some comment along those lines.

"The French government plans to announce [today] the suspension of fuel tax increases slated for January in a bid to quell the fierce protests which have ballooned into the deepest crisis of Emmanuel Macron's presidency," Agence France-Presse reports.

Why it matters, per AP: "A grassroots protest movement in France balloons and radicalizes, unleashing anger that devastated the heart of Paris in weekend riots and revealed a fracture in the country between the haves and have-nots."

"Tough talk by unpopular President Emmanuel Macron, who has been roundly blamed for the chaos, isn't likely to mend the growing sense of social injustice."
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Re: Macron caves over taxes
Posted by: Speedy
Date: December 04, 2018 09:51AM
Electric vehicles. And screw the anti-taxers. If they want rock-bottom fuel taxes, they can move to the USA. Deplorables will welcome them.



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Re: Macron caves over taxes
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: December 04, 2018 10:05AM
Sometimes I'm impressed by the ability of a citizenry to make its grievances known and felt.



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Re: Macron caves over taxes
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: December 04, 2018 10:18AM
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rjmacs
Sometimes I'm impressed by the ability of a citizenry to make its grievances known and felt.

So long as they don't sing songs from Les Misérables on the barricades.
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Re: Macron caves over taxes
Posted by: sekker
Date: December 04, 2018 06:14PM
There is no question this protest is not ‘from the masses’ but was carefully orchestrated.
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Re: Macron caves over taxes
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: December 05, 2018 05:26PM
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sekker
There is no question this protest is not ‘from the masses’ but was carefully orchestrated.

Because 'the masses' can't organize themselves? Screw off - just because it's organized doesn't mean it doesn't represent large portions of the citizenship.



rj
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Re: Macron caves over taxes
Posted by: Speedy
Date: December 06, 2018 02:14PM
Seems obvious that Marine Le Pen and her National Front are behind this.



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Re: Macron caves over taxes
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: December 06, 2018 02:49PM
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Speedy
Seems obvious that Marine Le Pen and her National Front are behind this.

It hasn't been obvious in any of the coverage I've read. Can you help document this for us?



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Re: Macron caves over taxes
Posted by: max
Date: December 07, 2018 09:29PM
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sekker
There is no question this protest is not ‘from the masses’ but was carefully orchestrated.

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Speedy
Seems obvious that Marine Le Pen and her National Front are behind this.


You missed the Russians and the illuminate, seems very obvious.....




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"We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end.
One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution;
one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship."
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Re: Macron caves over taxes
Posted by: Speedy
Date: December 08, 2018 03:47PM
Of course, the Russians. I don’t speak good French so I’m guessing the Illuminati is the power company?



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Re: Macron caves over taxes
Posted by: max
Date: December 08, 2018 04:25PM
Sure, Speedy, if you think the power company is behind it, too, they must be.
With the rest of your usual conspiracy theory nefarious actors...




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"We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end.
One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution;
one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship."
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