Hollande elected - good or bad?

May 6, 2012

  1. DJ Tainted

    DJ Tainted
    4,403 posts
    Since Oct 14, 2004
    dont know much about him... is it good or bad that sarkosy is gone?

    looks like the stock markets are going to slide pretty hard. again.
  2. Matsuri yracyantyagetmiblad

    Matsuri
    929 posts
    Since May 4, 2005
    Surely better than most european countries who seem to be veering to the right atm
  3. messsingh

    messsingh
    21,889 posts
    Since Feb 4, 2002
    Exactly my thoughts!

    Hopefully a little bit more justice starts to happen in soceity where you are rewarded for your hard work but aren't left on the scrap heap if you are poor.

    The three highest paid people in my current team all pay less tax than me! Stuff like this needs to stop. Even if they were getting taxed the same as me (yet they more than double) they would still be seating pretty.

    Everything is a little too one sided and we need some balance

    Jazz
  4. ChavXL Drinking the banner ads

    ChavXL
    30,583 posts
    Since Feb 6, 2005
    left doesnt always equal best. He wants to introduce a 90% tax.

    I'm sure most of DOA would identify itself as right wing if it was the alternative to 90% tax
  5. 2turntables ♫♪♫♩♬♭♫♪♫♩♬♭♫♪♫♩♬♭

    2turntables
    14,913 posts
    Since Dec 6, 2005
    innit, although the limit at which it would kick in is a healthy million euros.

    i heard a mayfair estaste agent saying enquiries from rich french people have quadrupled in the past few months; thousands will bail the country if he gets that law past.
  6. luthatron \o/ Lord Wavey \o/

    luthatron
    42,225 posts
    Since Feb 3, 2004
    Yeah, this is the point that people on DOA start claiming they are entrepreneurs who earn a fortune and would be over the threshold because they are massively rich, earning £26K managing a database.
  7. Isidoor

    Isidoor
    817 posts
    Since Nov 17, 2008
    any sources for this because it's the first thing I hear about that.
  8. vertex

    vertex
    8,516 posts
    Since Aug 13, 2001
    there will not a be a single rich person in france by end 2012... or western europe for that matter. watch the economic downfall unfold further.

    when people vote left they seem to think that all of the sudden they will be getting a piece of the gains instead of the losses they usually suffer, but really it is the other way around. usually those votes are motivated by jealousy, while they are blind for the actual objectives. yeah there are a few hundred people who get massively rich through the cracks of law, but the majority is already struggling. so who cares if that one guy got a ferrari for free due to a tax-evading construction...

    with a leftist government you are ALWAYS worse off financially, unless you have absolutely nothing, but people on minimum wage or higher will pay more taxes, social contributions and ecological fees. it has been proven over and over.

    in belgium more than 25% of companies is moving to a different country due to tax reasons and cuts in deductibles by socialist government. i am truely afraid of what europe is becoming. i think by 2018 or sooner it will be a wasteland behind the screens equally as bad as india was in the 80's. we will be providing work for india, china etc by playing their callcenter and doing cheap paperpushing labour IF we are needed at all.
  9. Risc_Terilia DarkLord of the Socialism

    Risc_Terilia
    12,221 posts
    Since Jun 17, 2002
    I wish...

    In 7 months i'm predicting a massive self hin :teeth:
  10. ChavXL Drinking the banner ads

    ChavXL
    30,583 posts
    Since Feb 6, 2005
    hey, i'm on £27k now actually

    yep, i work in mayfair and hear the same thing. Lots of people applying from france now

    re: tax - it was 75% not 90%

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...faced-Sarko-breaks-cover-official-duties.html
  11. neepheid Space Pirate

    neepheid
    5,250 posts
    Since Feb 28, 2012
    that's less of a problem because the EU could easily fuck them up by raising tariffs, imposing capital and exchange controls etc. socialist governments tend to be more than a tad protectionist but that presents more of an internal problem for the EU as France shares a free-trade zone with several more capitalist countries who will now proceed to drink their milkshake.
  12. DJ Mix aka DJ Mix

    DJ Mix
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    Since Dec 15, 2010
    [​IMG] :laughing:
  13. blaze dis one Registered Loser

    blaze dis one
    3,562 posts
    Since Jul 6, 2002
    Country elects socialist leader at time of debt crisis.

    New leader starts creating jobs by expanding government and increasing debt further.

    Bond markets start to smell the coffee. Debt becomes unmanageable, spirals out of control.

    IMF come in to bail out country with emergency loan, impose forced austerity far worse than previous government had planned.

    Country descends into chaos as unemployment reaches 25%

    Immigrants/Arabs/Jews become scapegoats for problems. Country elects far right leader.

    :clap:
  14. DJ Mix aka DJ Mix

    DJ Mix
    7,319 posts
    Since Dec 15, 2010
    negative nancy :teeth:
  15. Matsuri yracyantyagetmiblad

    Matsuri
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    Since May 4, 2005
  16. blaze dis one Registered Loser

    blaze dis one
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    Since Jul 6, 2002
    what a sensual image

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  17. radjew

    radjew
    8,097 posts
    Since Jul 7, 2001
    Globalisation which has nothing to do with left wing politics has already bled europe of 80% of it's industry apart from finance .. under centre-right politics.

    Maybe you should move to the US if you can't stomach Europe anymore. You would be in good company.

    Can you give some examples of these Belgium companies (multi-nationals based in Belgium don't count I'm afraid).
  18. bove

    bove
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    Since Oct 1, 2004
  19. Risc_Terilia DarkLord of the Socialism

    Risc_Terilia
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    Since Jun 17, 2002
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