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Macron reeling as tough stance against 'yellow vests' backfires

By Richard Lough and Caroline Pailliez

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Macron sought to head off the rebellion in December with a promise of tax cuts for pensioners, wage rises for the poorest workers

It has been pointed out that these were false measures that the government would have to do anyway, or that further disadvantage the poorest. All lies.

The price tag for those concessions: 10 billion euros

First, there are no "concessions". Second, reminder that Macron cut the ISF, Solidarity Tax on Wealth, with revenues of more than 4 billion euros. Also, tax evasion is estimated at 100 billion euros. But sure, giving to the poor is the problem...

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if the the poor have enough to survive and just a little extra, they will spend money, which will create jobs and empower people. economy will improve.

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