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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-05-12 06:53 AM
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Sarkozy promised the French "the American model"


May 4, 2012 7:07 PM

Sarkozy faces uphill battle in French election

By Mark Phillips



(CBS News) PARIS -


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He {Sarkozy} had promised the French a new deal: that if they worked harder and longer and demanded less from state welfare programs, they'd all be better off. The American model, it was called.

A lot of people, like Ruben Elmaleh, who runs a bar-restaurant on the outskirts of Paris, took him at his word.


"For the last five years, we have worked very hard and we didn't see the money," he said.


Yep, that sounds like the American model all right. The 99% work harder and get less, while the 1% reaps the benefit.

But then, there's this:

With Sarkozy's star fading, support for the far-right National Front soared in the first round of voting.



What's the French for "self-defeating dumbasses?"
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-06-12 10:18 PM
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1. Who the fuck would want that?
We live a scam.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-07-12 04:01 AM
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2. Not the French, apparently. Hollande beat out Sarkozy.
Let's hope Hollande governs wisely and successfully. And also that this marks the beginning of the end of policies begun by St. Ronnie and continued by his successors at home and abroad that have us and the rest of the world VERY dramatically.
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