Nicolas Sarkozy elected French President

So a conservative has been elected President in France, overcoming his socialist opponent, 53-47 percent.

Although he is now taking a couple of days off in Malta, some of his reforms are expected to include:

…the abolition of tax on overtime, swingeing cuts in inheritance tax, a law guaranteeing minimum service in transport strikes, and rules to oblige the unemployed to take up offered work.

On the social front he has pledged minumum jail terms for serial offenders and tougher rules to make it harder for immigrants to bring members of the extended family to France.

Update: The President-Elect’s acceptance speech.

France24

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5 Responses to “Nicolas Sarkozy elected French President”

  1. MOM Says:

    Hi,

    Yes, the “Sark” won and now the opposition has burned 730 cars, injured 78 police officers, and 592 people have been arrested…so much for the cry-baby losers who don’t accept democracy.

  2. MOM Says:

    Furthermore,

    Do you hear Ms. Royal telling the “militants” to stop burning cars? No! It is very short-sighted and terribly self-serving (for someone who proclaims to be interested in the well-being of France.)

  3. JohnnyB Says:

    Amen!

  4. scottie Says:

    bah, the socialists urged an end to violence today.

    hopefully, sarkozy will do a fine job, but he intends to disable many parts of the national healthcare program, which has been described as the best in the world.

    i hope he does not try and institute the failed US model, where the doctors have to pay out the wazoo for the malpractice insurance, and the insurance companies charge super-high premiums, and the medical establishment, in an attempt to recoup losses from things like malpractice, sock it to the patients, who pass the higher costs onto the insurance companies, who in turn jack up the premiums again !

    yipe!

    i think that taxes should pay for stuff like that, and not for bullshit wars and interest on the national debt, which goes right into the pockets of the federal reserve mafia, which caused the income tax to be passed in the first place!

    i watched “from freedom to fascism” yesterday, and although i knew most of russo’s content on the federal reserve system and quotes from our forefathers, he did a great job in organizing his documentary (which featured ron paul for a piece) and every american should be forced to watch that movie once a day until they get sufficiently pissed off, just like me !

  5. MOM Says:

    Scottie,

    Bah! I was working in the garden and missed the socialists plea today.

    Sarkozy won’t end health care benefits.

    I think it’s a good idea for those who prefer to work more than 35 hours per week that they won’t have to pay a higher tax rate on overtime. Already middle-managers and top managers work “beaucoup de plus”, don’t get paid extra for it, and it seems that the workers at the bottom of the pile get all of the social benefits…35 hour work-weeks, overtime pay, etc., etc. What’s really strange, even those who own their own masonry, electric, plumbing enterprises have adopted the 35-hour work week for themselves; many times they are the sole employee with the exception that they sometimes hire part-time people.


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