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France's new government starts with 30% pay cut

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That's the kind of paycut the fatcat Japanese politicians and public servants should be taking...and permanently, not for just a few months.

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I have to admit that's a good start!

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The right and the left in France were in full agreement when politicians agreed to double their pay not so long ago.

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Lead by example way to go, now we need to see more govts follow.

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The Sarkozy government had 15 ministers. Hollande has a cabinet of 34 ministers. Female to male ratio are practically the same, but the cabinet has more than doubled.

Hollande may be cutting 30% off every ministers pay including his own, but in total the collective cabinet salaries seem to be more than Sarkozy's cabinet. Yet he still vows to continue to trim Frances deficit.

You don't fool me President Hollande!

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Their salary is trivial, both to them and to the French taxpayer.

What matters is their near limitless expense accounts. All their daily expenses, including fancy restaurants, chauffer driven cars and first class flights are covered no questions asked by the government, and that's what provides them with a lavish lifestyle and ends up costing the taxpayer a fortune.

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Welcome to a democracy......

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This is not fair at all to the Socialists, the current financial crisis is not their fault, it's all that conservative Sarkozy's fault!

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Nah sarko inherited the crisis shortly after being elected in 2007.

The socialists will undoubtably make it a whole lot worse as they always do.

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That's the kind of paycut the fatcat Japanese politicians and public servants should be taking...and permanently, not for just a few months.

don't forget about the fat cat American politicians too.

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