"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

#41 May 1, 2012
F. Hollande will be better president than Sarkozy. Hollande is better politician, Frenchman and he has better proposals. It can be president like Mitterand was. Mitterand was very good French president. Sarkozy has involved France in wars: Afghanistan and then Lybia and another meddling like Syria and debts and ruined France economically. And France needs better president than Sarkozy, who is bad one. Even if somebody does not support ideas of Hollande ( majority of his ideas are very good ), interest of country and own future is much important and that´s why Hollande should win.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#42 May 1, 2012
It is not my intention to demean or degrade any PRESIDENTIAL election.
But DREAMS are still DREAMS

Since: Mar 12

Vauréal, France

#43 May 1, 2012
the examiner wrote:
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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.
Most incredible scam this one....
ronan

UK

#44 May 1, 2012
the examiner wrote:
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. 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".
That wa a hoax.
ronan

UK

#45 May 1, 2012
Greg wrote:
F. Hollande will be better president than Sarkozy. Hollande is better politician, Frenchman and he has better proposals. It can be president like Mitterand was. Mitterand was very good French president. Sarkozy has involved France in wars: Afghanistan and then Lybia and another meddling like Syria and debts and ruined France economically. And France needs better president than Sarkozy, who is bad one. Even if somebody does not support ideas of Hollande ( majority of his ideas are very good ), interest of country and own future is much important and that´s why Hollande should win.
France is in trouble, and won't be saved by yet another socialist government. Holland will just prolong the agony.

It should have been Sarkozy's role to redress the country, but he did nothing about it. That's why he is likely to be booted out next sunday.

Maybe the next right-wing president will rebuild France, but salvation will not come from the left, that's for sure.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#46 May 1, 2012
cómrade RONAN
May i humbly agree to disagree with your views?

Change is elsewhere but not in UK or Usa
ronan

UK

#47 May 1, 2012
Ramafuchs wrote:
cómrade RONAN
May i humbly agree to disagree with your views?
Change is elsewhere but not in UK or Usa
Holande will not bring change, but the old worn-out socialist recipes.

They are from another age...

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#48 May 1, 2012
Perhaps and may be but CHANGE is elsewhere but not in UK or USA

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#49 May 1, 2012
Most of us wish a decent life for others commensurate with that of ours.
Dream is a nightmare.
Change we seek.
Life is easy but to live that easy life is not that easy

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#50 May 1, 2012
I have no dream to forget about the real world where i struggle to survive.
But I wish the French voters a better life after this election.
ronan

UK

#51 May 1, 2012
Ramafuchs wrote:
Perhaps and may be but CHANGE is elsewhere but not in UK or USA
And what 'change' is there in Germany?
Alexandre

Athens, Greece

#52 May 1, 2012
Ramafuchs wrote:
Most of us wish a decent life for others commensurate with that of ours.
Dream is a nightmare.
Change we seek.
Life is easy but to live that easy life is not that easy
You are a sick SOB, Rama

~A~
Mary Montoya

AOL

#53 May 2, 2012
What a World! If America settles for more from Obama and France votes for union tax slavery with Hollande we all better hope our kids have little hope for a decent future.

France and America will be far more violent than Greece when Big Unions causes Big Brother to go broke.

Since: Mar 12

Vauréal, France

#54 May 2, 2012
ronan wrote:
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Holande will not bring change, but the old worn-out socialist recipes.
They are from another age...
Worn out cuts without growth policies are going to plunge Europe into recession if it is not already done... I believe Hollande to be more post-socialist than you think. If he takes Aubry as a prime minister, the result might be interesting.
ronan

UK

#55 May 2, 2012
Tigerrlily wrote:
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Worn out cuts without growth policies are going to plunge Europe into recession if it is not already done... I believe Hollande to be more post-socialist than you think. If he takes Aubry as a prime minister, the result might be interesting.
From my long experience, I deduct that socialist governments in Western Europe have very bad economic results; they have terrible fiscal policies, a lack of budget discipline and a tendency to leave a mountain of debts behid them.
It is after all years of socialism in France that brought the economy down under Mitterand, and subsequent socialist prime ministers.
It's PASOK that brought the economic crisis in Greee, and its the socialist government that weakened Spain's economy. I cannot see that changing.
That shouldn't come as a surprise. You hardly see anyone of financial, economic or business background reaching power under a socialist mandate.
Most people who have experience of managing enterprises, creating wealth, launching commercial ventures, making money don't turn to the socialist party if they wish to enter politics. They would join a right wing party, more in tune with their aspirations.
Most likely whoever will inherit the Ministry of Finance and Economy portfolio in a socialist government will be a civil servant, who has never ran a business!
That puts him immedialtly in an inferior position compared to any PME owner who knows the reality, and for whom financial decisions are not just figures on a blank sheet of paper!
Some decisions taken under socialists governments have been deliberately against private enterprises, and that includes small businesses. It's all part of the socialist ideology, and I cannot see that changing.
the examiner

Montréal, Canada

#56 May 2, 2012
Tigerrlily wrote:
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Worn out cuts without growth policies are going to plunge Europe into recession if it is not already done... I believe Hollande to be more post-socialist than you think. If he takes Aubry as a prime minister, the result might be interesting.
I think he will take Segolene Royal as prime minister
ronan

UK

#57 May 2, 2012
the examiner wrote:
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I think he will take Segolene Royal as prime minister
I don't think that would be a wise move.

For it would smack of cronism, something the socialists have been blaming Sarkozy for.

Second, that would be very badly received by the PS machine where Royal isn't the flavour of the month. She has been sidelined by Aubry and Royal is now considered as a lame duck in the party.

Since: Mar 12

Issy-les-moulineaux, France

#58 May 3, 2012
the examiner wrote:
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I think he will take Segolene Royal as prime minister
God forbid !

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#59 May 7, 2012
ronan wrote:
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And what 'change' is there in Germany?
In Germany the law-abiding and hard-working citizens EXCHANGE their views about CHANGE..

Tranquility is bliss.
Change for worse is not

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#60 May 7, 2012
"The only safe ship
in a storm is leadership." - Faye Wattleton

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