Socialist Party wins big in France

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    They needed 289 seats in the French Parliament to push through their agenda without having to make deals with another party, sorta like a filibuster proof US Senate. They got somewhere between 296 - 320 seats, a big margin. Which essentially means France is fucked. Hollande says he's pro-growth but will increase spending, lower the retirement age back down to 60, and raise taxes big time on the rich up to 75% from around 45% I think. That ain't going to work. With no opposition, if he pursues these policies then they're toast. All the lefties around here shrieking for more stimulus spending and higher taxes on the rich take note: you are about to see how a country's economy goes right down the crapper following those policies.
     
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    Wow///watch France Fall...Our one time adovcates of liberty against the British...have succombed...vive la libertie means SQUAT now.

    After two WARS we saved thier asses from...

    GOOD riddence.
     
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    France will fall and Germany won't even have to invade for it to happen this time.
     
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    Yep...They won't need the Maginot Line.
     
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    Perhaps we should follow your preferred path and slash spending to close the deficit. Then we can end up as an economic dynamo like Britain. No wait, they're in a recession. What about Latvia? Nope, they're still really having a rough go of it. What about Ireland? Oops, same.
     
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    The Entire WORLD is in straights

    IDIOT.
     
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    We're talking about France, dipfuck. Why don't you read about Canada instead? Or maybe Germany? I know, how about Sweden? One of the highest tax rates in the world, but still going strong. How? They cut spending, dipfuck.
     
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    Some are doing much worse than others. Iceland has went through a lot of pain, but they didn't follow the path of many other European states in the void of austerity, and they're doing better for it. Israel, Sweden, and Switzerland are all holding up pretty well because they devalued their currencies to make exports more competitive.
     
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    Britain is in recession because one of its major markets (that would be Europe) is imploding. Thankfully, the British were smart enough not to join the Euro otherwise they'd be in far worse shape. They are, however, calmly and rationally dealing with their problems... even forming a coalition between left and right in the best interests of their country.
     
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    The European crisis is not the sole (or even largest) source of Britain's problems. You've even got the Cameron government admitting that at this point, since they're starting to backtrack on austerity. And to call the Cameron government a coalition between left and right is laughable. Cameron barks and Clegg comes running. What's Clegg's alternative play? He can't bring down the government, because that'll result in his party getting wiped out.
     

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