Macron’s government has agreed to suspend the gas tax hike in the face of major uprisings around France. The Daily Caller reports:
French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced Tuesday that the government is suspending a gas tax that roiled the country in widespread violence and chaos.
The government proposed a slew of new carbon taxes designed to wean consumers off fossil fuels and transfer to electric cars. The price hikes, however, triggered a wave of unrest unseen in recent decades.
Tuesday’s announcement represents a major reversal for President Emmanuel Macron’ government, which initially stood its ground. Critics are accusing the president of being out of touch with the plight of normal French citizens.
French riot police closed popular tourist areas and fired tear gas as they tried to quell the chaos in the streets. At least 110 people were injured while protesters associated with the grassroots-driven demonstrations clashed with authorities and vandalized the Arc de Triomphe.
This might quell some protesters, but many other groups have now joined in to protests, including communists fighting for an increase in government funding.
Marie LePen stands ready to replace a Macron regime. I hope she wins this time!
Little do the French people realize the entire Climate Change debacle is NOTHING more than a wealth-transfer program on a global scale. The richer carbon-producing countries (due to manufacturing) will be forced to buy additional carbon credits from 3rd world countries which produce little (if anything) and therefore, have extra credits to “sell”.
Sound familiar? It’s nothing more than a global welfare program; the producers give to the non-producers based on laws/ regulations created by the elites – in this case, the One World Government.
President Macron of France has his hands full resulting from that government’s negativity to fossil-based fuels. He also has the French Conservative Party, led by Marie LePen stands ready to replace a Macron regime if it falls. LePen has run against Macron before, only to lose her bid, but the latest push of Macron to raise taxes with fossil fuels as his tax target, brought citizen protests which turned violent.
Macron’s plan was at least placed on “hold” for the present, but it leaves Macron’s government shaky in view of the Conservative faction of LePen nipping at Macron’s heels and the French Communists perpetually there with their hope that Communism can uproot any existing governments. The Communists obviously require political division in France in order to capitalize upon the divided country.