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    Friday, June 01, 2007

    Nicolas Sarkozy, the French Ronald Reagan?

    Not quite. However, it's becoming apparent that Nicolas Sarkozy, France's newly elected President, will be a strong leader for France. He is utilizing free-market ideals to reform a country in despair, and doing so with overwhelming public opinion. via National Business Review:
    In addition to reforming the 35-hour policy, Mr Sarkozy has indicated that he wants to increase incentives for working overtime (via tax breaks), reduce income taxes across the board, and exempt much of the population from inheritance tax. He will also have to try to cut France’s fiscal deficit and lower the public debt-to-GDP ratio, which, at 66 per cent, exceeds the 60 per cent ceiling imposed by the European Union
    Sarkozy plans on capping an individuals tax payments at 50%, and making mortgage payments tax deductible as well. Watch as France's productivity, tax revenue, and GDP all increase. Watch the unemployment rate--currently at 8.7%--plummet.

    I don't know about you, but I feel like a croissant.

    3 Comments:

    Blogger Lew Waters said...

    What I like about Sarkozy, even though he is opposed to our involvment in Iraq, is that he desires closer ties to America, as does Germany's Merkel.

    Just what is that the left has been saying of how hated we have become under Bush?

    8:14 AM  
    Anonymous Ace said...

    Croissant? I dunno. Too much fat for a piece of bread.

    4:52 PM  
    Blogger Jimmy K. said...

    I am amazed.

    8:15 PM  

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