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Idiot of the day: Sarkosy

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October 24, 2010 – Comments (2)

Sarkosy wins the award for attempting to raise the retirement age even as his country does not have enough jobs for its workers now when everybody retires early.

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#1) On October 24, 2010 at 6:54 PM, JackCaps (24.16) wrote:

Sarkosy, what a fool. He should do just the opposite, like lower the retirement age in France to about 35. That would solve France's unemployment problem. Right? Nevermind that the average life expectancy has risen since France set its retirement age at 60. What is he thinking? Don't worry about that high debt to GDP ratio that France has; the next generation can take care of that.

Pass me the bordeaux please, I want to fill my glass up now while I still can.

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#2) On October 25, 2010 at 1:27 AM, rfaramir (29.57) wrote:

A mandatory retirement age?  Where is the Liberté in that?  I see forced Egalité, and partial Fraternité, but no freedom.  No logic.  No responsibility.

 

Restore liberty to France, and watch her rise from the ashes.  This means being "allowed" to hire and fire at will, to work beyond any set maximum retirement age (or retire sooner), to work for any wage that is mutually beneficial and voluntarily arrived at between worker and employer.

 

Come to think of it, America needs more liberty, too, on these points.

 

He should go further, and offer to shoot any violent trespassers on private property (or state property).  Unions should not have special privileges that others do not have.  Try having even a peaceful sit-in at your neighbor's house: cops show up and evict you, rightfully, as you are violating someone else's property rights.

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