Unions try to shut down France over pensions - World news - Europe - msnbc.com By GREG KELLER The Associated Press PARIS Workers tried to shut down France on Tuesday with strikes affecting airports, public transportation, schools and the postal service in a showdown with President Nicolas Sarkozy over his government's attempt to raise the retirement age by two years to save money. Socialism is a great idea till you run out of other peoples money. Margaret Thatcher Ask me why I'm a conservative that tells people socialism will crush the economy. Cuba Russia Greece Spain England France Who's next? And why do Democrats want to do the same things these countries did?