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Sneaky Macron tries to push more globalist austerity on French people (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 398.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the recent waves of French protests which have seen roads blocked, trains disrupted and violence breakout in Paris.

French President Emmanuel Macron is looking to introduce more “environmentally friendly” legislation in the second half of his mandate which includes harsh austerity measures on the cost of living for French people including pension reform and a reduction in tax breaks on diesel for road transport.


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 Via Reuters…

Truckers blocked roads in about 10 regions around France on Saturday to protest against a planned reduction in tax breaks on diesel for road transport, while train and metro services remained heavily disrupted by a strike against pension reform.

In Paris there were scuffles with police in the Denfert Rochereau area of the residential Left Bank as several hundred “yellow vest” protesters continued their weekly demonstrations, but numbers were relatively small compared with previous weeks as the transport strike made it hard to reach the capital.

The combined pressure of the yellow vest movement over the cost of living and union protests against pension reform are a major challenge to President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to balance the state budget and introduce more environmentally friendly legislation in the second half of his mandate.

Truckers federation Otre (Organisation des Transporteurs Routiers Européens) said it opposed an increase in taxes on diesel for commercial vehicles as part of the government’s draft 2020 budget.

“Our movement is a movement of rage against the continued fiscal punishment of road transport that we can no longer tolerate,” Alexis Gibergues, Otre’s president in the Ile-de-France region around Paris, said on LCI television.

Gibergues said truckers were not targeting city centers for now, but that could change if the government does not respond.

French TV showed images of trucks blocking motorways in several parts of the country including the Ile-de-France. Passenger cars were allowed to pass slowly, but many foreign trucks were forced to stop.

CHEAPER FUEL

Truckers’ organizations complain that foreign truckers can buy cheaper fuel at home, which allows them to operate more efficiently in France.

In its draft 2020 budget, the government plans to gradually reduce tax breaks on fuel for trucks between July 1. 2020 and Jan. 1 2022.

The measure is expected to raise about 140 million euros ($154 million) in a full year, which the government wants to use to finance new transport infrastructure. The draft law is set to get a second reading in parliament in mid-December.

Last year, President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist government dropped plans to increase taxes on fuel for passenger cars after the yellow vest movement against the plan morphed into a nationwide and often violent anti-government protest.

Meanwhile French public transport systems were paralyzed on Thursday and Friday by a strike against planned pension reforms.

On Saturday, transport remained disrupted, with only one in 10 regional trains and one in six high-speed TGV services running. In Paris, only lines 1 and 14 – both automatic, driverless lines – were in operation.

Air traffic was virtually normal following disruptions on Thursday and Friday.

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John Ellis
John Ellis
December 8, 2019

YELLOW VESTS — 50% WORKING POOR
Competition based capitalism is the 25% most intelligent hoarding 75% of wealth, the 25% middle-class hoarding 25% of wealth, the educated upper-half of society hoarding all the political power, and the laboring-class enslaved as the 50% working-poor.

On the other hand, no-competition socialism is the elimination of poverty and global warming by everyone desiring to keep only enough for a comfortable life.

There are no
There are no
Reply to  John Ellis
December 8, 2019

There are no poor people in France.
Beggars make huge sums of money and build impressive houses back in East Europe.

Guerrier
Guerrier
Reply to  There are no
December 8, 2019

Sometimes people with a low level of knowledge but a high level of prejudices should just learn to shut up.

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  There are no
December 9, 2019

You are here for entertainment, which has caused
a state of war with those seeking enlightenment.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  John Ellis
December 9, 2019

Some people are western shills, agents provocateurs. No need to react to them. Trolls should be ignored.

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
December 9, 2019

So very true, and most difficult is it to know if one fell
by accident into darkness or is in love with darkness.

John Ellis
John Ellis
December 8, 2019

COMPETITION = TWO-CLASS SLAVERY

As we are all born selfish and most die selfish, the more educated upper-half
of society will always enslave the lower-half as the 50% working-poor.

John Ellis
John Ellis
December 8, 2019

If you ask me, the only purpose for allowing capitalism is to show why there is not one penny of wealth in all the heavenly realms. For without the power and glory of wealth, with no one owning more than needed for a comfortable life, the only means of control is by friendly persuasion.

Marko Parac
Marko Parac
Reply to  John Ellis
December 10, 2019

This didnt work. Who will manage that? Who will be in power? Normal people who oppose this may be less friendly persuaded. Declared insane. Killed with mockup trials. Left to die in gulags. If we learned anythkng from history this lunacy will end with total empowrishment of nations and will aid chinese communist party unelected elite.

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  Marko Parac
December 11, 2019

It would work only if everyone was grateful to the point of enjoying to give more than to take. Problem is, we humans have a cash register for a conscience and functioning with only an instinct for survival, our greatest asperation is,
“Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.”

Helen B
Helen B
December 8, 2019

The best way to boost an economy is to get money out into circulation, and get the recipients spending. Who spends money on services and goods? The older members of society who can no longer create their own food or do physical work. So keeping pensions high is a good thing. It gets the wheels turning. Of course if you don’t control your own currency, and are beholden to a central bank that squeaks “austerity” as solutions to economic slow downs, all the while promoting the casino known as the stock exchange as a barometer of economic health, you are… Read more »

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  Helen B
December 9, 2019

My thought is, France has a 16% poverty rate, France is doing more harm than good toward the cause of ending global warming and 1.5 million protesters marching for no other reason than to protect their personal wealth, this is not good for the moral fabric of their society.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  John Ellis
December 9, 2019

You mean the French regime is doing harm, not the people.

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
December 9, 2019

Society is about to bring down the government in France.
So, should we not agree that government is nothing
more than the organized morality of society?

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  John Ellis
December 9, 2019

In this case, it is not so easy to decide. The French Yellow Vests have been protesting against their regime for more than a year now. I wonder who elected this newest awful French president into office. He is the last in a series of bad presidents. Bad, worse, worst! I wonder, could the election votes have been manipulated, frauded? I am sure, they were.

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
December 11, 2019

The 50% working-poor seldom vote, the 25% most wealthy always vote and the 25% middle-class are the swing voters that decide all elections. Marine Le Pen received 33% of the vote, Macron received 66% of the vote.

John Ellis
John Ellis
December 10, 2019

Seven billion sinners now cause the one billion least intelligent to die by starvation.
Upper-half of society hoards all land and wealth, creating the 50% working-poor.
Democracy has always enslaved the 50% working-poor by poverty and killer-cops.
Destiny of earth — Global warming shall bring humanity to its senses, or else.

A bad nature is the root cause for everyone striving to enrich themselves upon the misery of those with less education, less wealth or less whiteness of skin.
Therefore, the only solution is a massive attitude adjustment.

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