"A Hollande presidency couldn't be an...

"A Hollande presidency couldn't be any worse"

There are 80 comments on the Swissinfo story from Apr 21, 2012, titled "A Hollande presidency couldn't be any worse". In it, Swissinfo reports that:

Switzerland and its banking secrecy laws have come into the line of fire of French presidential candidates looking to boost the public purse by taxing expatriates.

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Greg

Germany

#21 Apr 23, 2012
Mr Holland is very good candidate, he is real Frenchman, he respects France and people, who live in France and will care about interests of France.
This man can be even better than Mr Mitterand, who was one of the best presidents in France.
Mr Holland is big chance for France. He is really wise, great politician.
ronan

UK

#22 Apr 24, 2012
Sarkozy makes almost any candidate look good!
the examiner

Montréal, Canada

#23 Apr 24, 2012
Ramafuchs wrote:
Keeping neutral is a noble standpoint but accepting all the corrupt deposits from all sort of despots is not neutrality.
Vatican a city -state is neutral but it has no eye to see the plight of billions who had lost their homes and jobs and family due to the corrupt economic mis-oder or disorder in this globalized planet.
The Vatican is a special city state where the head of the country is not elected democratically by the people. Some people will say that it is communist because priests are not allowed to own properties and every thing belongs to the Church. It's not neutral because it serves the interests of the Catholics around the world. They also appoint Catholic bishops and priests around the world too thus interfering with the sovereignty of many countries.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#24 Apr 24, 2012
Comrade the examiner
"The Vatican is a special city state where the head of the country is not elected democratically by the people"
very apt retort.
I took exception to the neutrality of a neighbouring country.
Vatican president is also a religious guy who wish to "shout with silence" and allow the wars and injustice that we all endure.
Back to the topic of this thread.
Just like Obama's historic election and the utter failure of Obama, I am of the opinion that Mr Hollande a nice guy will also disappoint the voters who dream a better system.
Thank you sir
ocxz

Saint-denis, Reunion

#25 Apr 24, 2012
Politicians are here to divide and rule.
Be it left or right or left center to the right, before you get elected they have to flatter a lot of people including big business and we all know that an electoral campaign means advertising and spending big money.
Once elected (more or less democratically) it is obvious that as we say in French they will have to "send back the lift" and more than often it is not in the voters direction.
So we go back to the same tactics that are to prop up middle class against lower class, while our dear leaders and their sponsors laugh all the way to the bank, until the next election.

“Progressive liberal politic”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#26 Apr 26, 2012
Switzerland will loose everything if not be part of EU.

Every day, more and more countries of EU, make agreements with Switzerland, and Switzerland loose at bank.

At the end, Switzerland will loose everything, and will live only from cows at mountains.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#27 Apr 28, 2012
If i were an intellectual i would............
ronan

UK

#28 Apr 28, 2012
neobyzantine wrote:
Switzerland will loose everything if not be part of EU.
Every day, more and more countries of EU, make agreements with Switzerland, and Switzerland loose at bank.
At the end, Switzerland will loose everything, and will live only from cows at mountains.
Very unlikely, Switzerland is very attractive to Europeans as a place where they can safely pit their money without the EU confiscating it!

Switzerland has always made sure to stay a country offering services to its neighbours.
Alexandre

Athens, Greece

#29 Apr 29, 2012
ronan wrote:
<quoted text>
Very unlikely, Switzerland is very attractive to Europeans as a place where they can safely pit their money without the EU confiscating it!
Switzerland has always made sure to stay a country offering services to its neighbours.
Oh, we know where you're hiding all your wealth. You sure know how to hide your incredible wealth

~A~
Bjorn

Stockholm, Sweden

#30 Apr 29, 2012
ronan wrote:
Sarkozy makes almost any candidate look good!
It is the truth. These people, who vote there must save France, it is patriotic duty. The next 4 or 5 years with Sarkozy and their country will be completely out of order.
Holland is quite good. He has good ideas, he is Frenchman and he will care about France and people in France. He can be even better than Francois Mitterand.
Bjorn

Stockholm, Sweden

#31 Apr 29, 2012
neobyzantine wrote:
Switzerland will loose everything if not be part of EU.
Every day, more and more countries of EU, make agreements with Switzerland, and Switzerland loose at bank.
At the end, Switzerland will loose everything, and will live only from cows at mountains.
Switzerland should never be part of EU, they will ruin their country, if they do it.Switzerland is really good, rich, neutral country and they live good in prosperity. Leave them.
ronan

UK

#32 Apr 29, 2012
Bjorn wrote:
<quoted text>
Switzerland should never be part of EU, they will ruin their country, if they do it.Switzerland is really good, rich, neutral country and they live good in prosperity. Leave them.
Switzerland is associated with the EU, but not part of it. I benefits from what's good with the EU (free market), but not what's bad with it (political entity).

I can't see Switzerland ever wanting to join the EU.

As a matter of fact, I always wondered why neutral Sweden asked to join the EU, and didn't kept its distances from it like its wise neighbour Norway.

I can't see Norway suffering from not being in the EU. Hats off to them!
Alexandre

Athens, Greece

#33 May 1, 2012
Bjorn wrote:
<quoted text>
It is the truth. These people, who vote there must save France, it is patriotic duty. The next 4 or 5 years with Sarkozy and their country will be completely out of order.
Holland is quite good. He has good ideas, he is Frenchman and he will care about France and people in France. He can be even better than Francois Mitterand.
Its true that Hollande is genetically superior than Sarkozy. Sarkozy has gypsy hungarian and other roots. He has short legs. He married a first class prostitute (a foreigner with connections to the italian criminal world).
Hollande has the best DNA, you have to take this into account the 6th of May.

~A~
Alexandre

Athens, Greece

#34 May 1, 2012
ronan wrote:
<quoted text>
Switzerland is associated with the EU, but not part of it. I benefits from what's good with the EU (free market), but not what's bad with it (political entity).
I can't see Switzerland ever wanting to join the EU.
As a matter of fact, I always wondered why neutral Sweden asked to join the EU, and didn't kept its distances from it like its wise neighbour Norway.
I can't see Norway suffering from not being in the EU. Hats off to them!
that would sure be a problem for all the wealth you have hidden there

~A~
the examiner

Montréal, Canada

#35 May 1, 2012
ronan wrote:
<quoted text>
Switzerland is associated with the EU, but not part of it. I benefits from what's good with the EU (free market), but not what's bad with it (political entity).
I can't see Switzerland ever wanting to join the EU.
As a matter of fact, I always wondered why neutral Sweden asked to join the EU, and didn't kept its distances from it like its wise neighbour Norway.
I can't see Norway suffering from not being in the EU. Hats off to them!
Norway has oil and gas in the north sea like the UK. Sweden doesn't have oil/gas.
ronan

UK

#36 May 1, 2012
the examiner wrote:
<quoted text>
Norway has oil and gas in the north sea like the UK. Sweden doesn't have oil/gas.
Having visited both countries, I can say that there is hardly any difference in standards of living between them.
Norway hasn't overtaken Sweden spectacularly after the North Sea oil. Norway was more a rural and fishing country, Sweden was a bit more industrialised.

I don't think that Sweden entered the EU in search of oil and gas, but to increase its market on the continent. Sweden has seen its industries failing since it's in the EU, and the invasion of foreigners.
the examiner

Montréal, Canada

#37 May 1, 2012
ronan wrote:
<quoted text>
Having visited both countries, I can say that there is hardly any difference in standards of living between them.
Norway hasn't overtaken Sweden spectacularly after the North Sea oil. Norway was more a rural and fishing country, Sweden was a bit more industrialised.
I don't think that Sweden entered the EU in search of oil and gas, but to increase its market on the continent. Sweden has seen its industries failing since it's in the EU, and the invasion of foreigners.
The North Sea natural gas saves rural Norway. Sweden had to join the EU market to increase market share of their products. Talking about looking for oil and gas, the French have a very special airplane that can detect oil by just hovering above. They call it "avion reniffleur". Maybe by entering the EU, they hoped they would be able to persuade the French government to lend them that airplane.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#38 May 1, 2012
First may is a labour day better than any other day in our life

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#39 May 1, 2012
Most of us are ill-informed but well-fed citizens
devoid of civil courage and ethical outlook

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#40 May 1, 2012
I a guy who wish to die without remorse and regret have this view.
The whole system is rotten to the core.
DREAM is unfulfilled
All the best for all crtical citizens

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