francois hollande on Townhall

Daniel J. Mitchell - Sun Feb 16

Mike Shedlock - Fri Jan 3

Daniel Pipes - Wed Nov 13

Rachel Marsden - Wed Nov 13

Kevin Glass - Sat Aug 24

French socialists in charge of the government have admitted that there's a tax threshold too high even for them. The country has the steepest tax burden in the world, collecting 45% of the country's GDP in tax revenue, and it's set to climb to a new record level next year. ... more

Daniel Doherty - Fri Aug 23

Tax rates have risen so high and so often in recent years in France that even Socialist ministers are urging the president (an avowed socialist himself, natch) to reconsider his tax-and-spend utopian policies. ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Tue Jul 16

The Obama Administration – despite its many flaws – is genuinely more market-oriented that its French counterpart. . . Or perhaps "less statist" would be a more accurate description. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Wed Jun 5

The amount of economic illiteracy in France is simply staggering. If the goal is to get people to read books, logic would dictate the cheaper the price the better. Kindle, Nook, and other eBook readers come to mind. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Fri May 31

The simmering feud between France and Germany erupted into a heated political exchange following Pressure on Hollande to take bold action to revive the French economy, calling for new pension and labour market reforms. ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Wed May 15

I like to think I’m a reasonably savvy observer of public opinion and international economics, but every so often I’m stunned by some bit of data. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Mon Mar 11

France's budget deficit is currently 3.7% of GDP. Recall that budget deficits exceeding 3% is over treaty limits. With Hollande at the Helm, any rational-thinking person understands the odds Hollande reduces the French budget deficit to zero by 2017 is roughly 0%. ... more

Austin Hill - Sun Feb 10

“People call this the ‘new normal.’ Let me assure you there is nothing normal about this at all. It’s the new ‘abnormal,’ and it won’t last, because as free people we won’t stand for it…” ... more

Rachel Marsden - Wed Jan 16

Socialist French President Francois Hollande is in the pilot's seat in the world's latest military incursion. We're not used to seeing the French lead the way into battle, but it's becoming increasingly frequent. ... more

Pat Buchanan - Tue Jan 1

When Socialist President Francois Hollande took office, he swiftly made good on his pledge to raise the top tax rate on Frenchmen who earn a million euros a year -- to 75 percent. ... more