- Oct 27, 2017
less taxes on the poor aka the gas tax. more public spending via more taxes on the well off who aren’t suffering.Because people who actually live in France and have been dealing with this for 2 months now, can tell you that despite the façade of the ‘working man versus the establishment’ image that people from outside the country seem to have, this movement is morphing into something more and more extreme.
Before we just kind of laughed at them because they wanted impossible demands (more public spending, higher wages, but less taxes!), but now they seem hell bent on destruction for destruction’s sake. What will satisfy them? Macon’s head on a stake? Then what? Is that going to solve all their problems?
It’s an angry mob and nothing Macron does will make them happy. He’s not perfect, but he’s not the boogey man that these protesters seem to paint him in very broad, childish strokes.