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The French Death Spiral

Well whilst as a Brit I'm obviously loathe to ever defend the French, and can I also say we are happy for the socialists in France as they are driving huge numbers of their businesses to come to the UK. BUT I don't think a country that shuts down its government, acting like children, where decent people are sent home and not paid all in the name of political expediency should be lecturing anyone. I think your senate needs to grow up a bit first.
olddoc4444 Wrote: Oct 22, 2013 12:34 PM
Political expediency? Your ignorance of the situation is glaring. Firstly, it is anything but expedient- one side is being completely villified in the media and popular culture. Secondly, many of us feel this was a skirmish in an overall culture war which will decide if we are to remain vibrant, self reliant and free, or degenerate into the dull socialist malaise that rules the day on your side of the pond.
olddoc4444 Wrote: Oct 22, 2013 12:37 PM
BTW, in private business, if they cannot generate enough revenue people get laid off. Is government employment sacrosanct?
Red Spot in a Blue State Wrote: Oct 22, 2013 6:55 AM
They WERE paid, some of them double-dipped, and it appears that they get to keep it.
Furthermore, I don't think he's lecturing. It sounded more like a warning to me. We're on the same path.
I guess that GB's government is always right........Lucky you.