Welcome to America’s future, France 2010. The Frenchmen of old would be embarrassed if they were alive to see what an incredibly lazy lot of people live in this once great country.
France was once the conquerer of nations, a leader of the world power struggle for land and influence in the world.
For those of you too young to remember, France once occupied the southern third of America. Its where we get such names as “Louisiana, Alabama and New Orleans.” Now they have been reduced to a country so bogged down in socialism and unionism that they will shut the country down for suggesting that the retirement age should be raised from 60 years of age to 62.
Read this article. SarKozy is quite literally in a fight to save his nation from financial collapse, but the people have become so fat and lazy living off of the government that they won’t allow reform even if the reform is to save their own country. JD
PARIS, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Striking French oil refinery workers shut down a fuel pipeline supplying Paris and its airports on Friday and airport workers grounded some flights as protests mounted to derail an unpopular pension reform.
France’s airport operator played down worries of fuel shortages, but strikes at all of France’s 12 refineries and fuel depot blockades have prompted motorists to stock up on petrol.
Truck drivers also were set to join the fray as momentum built for a day of street rallies on Saturday.
The widening protests have become the biggest challenge facing President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is struggling with low popularity ratings as he tries to appease financial markets by stemming a ballooning pension shortfall.