Is Obama's Team Now To The Left Of Socialist France? Staff
Posted: Jan 20, 2014 9:26 AM
France’s first socialist president in two decades, Francoise Hollande, was elected on the promise to tax the rich, promote social justice, free France from the “yoke of austerity,” and (as a sop to the nationalist right) restrict immigration. From the campaign trail, Hollande preached that, instead of  Germany’s (Angela Merkel’s) budget restraint, France needed more government spending to jump start its economy.