To Tax or Not to Tax – Hollande’s Dilemma




As the French threaten a tax revolt, leHuffPost has published this video comparing candidate François Hollande’s firm views on any more taxation with his tax actions since election.  The balance is decidedly unfavourable.

Will France see a Tax Revolt party emerging a la Americaine? ( Credit Wikipedia  non-free content logo owned by Tax Revolt Party)

Will France see a Tax Revolt party emerging a la Americaine? ( Credit Wikipedia non-free content logo owned by Tax Revolt Party)

 

 


Impôts: les promesses du candidat Hollande by LeHuffPost

The clip from LeHuffPost is one likely reason why the Socialist replacement candidate — now just 18 months into his five-year presidential term — has become the country’s most unpopular head of state ever, according to latest opinion polls.

The clip unfavourably juxtaposes televised statements by the president during the election campaign about his opponent’s “tax zig-zags” and his own what-it-says-on-the-tin policies.

A Reuters report October 28 says President Hollande’s popularity fell to 26%, the lowest such figure reported in the 32 years since the poll —  carried out by BVA —  has been running and the first time a French president’s ratings have dropped below 30%. His record low approval rating follows growing discontent over steeper taxes — which have risen by 70 billion euros  in the past three years —   the sluggish economy and a worsening jobless rate — the latter currently afflicting all except core European Union member states.

 

 

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