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Old 12-09-2018, 12:34 PM   #1
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Shoutout to the French who had enough of the government taxing the hell out of basic needs without installing reasonable alternatives! I believe Macron is bad for Europe as a whole and promotes militarising the EU which can only lead to more confrontation with Russia.
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:06 PM   #2
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fair enough to macron for taxing fuel as he wants to put people onto electric vehicles, but the technology just isn't there yet for it to be practical
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Old 12-10-2018, 06:15 AM   #3
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It's unfortunate that protests of these sizes always lead to the destruction of private property and looting. Protesting the government isn't bad, but it makes the whole group look bad when a section of people start using the mob to vent aggression upon the very people the protests are trying to help: French citizens.

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Old 12-10-2018, 12:00 PM   #4
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Shoutout to the French who had enough of the government taxing the hell out of basic needs without installing reasonable alternatives! I believe Macron is bad for Europe as a whole and promotes militarising the EU which can only lead to more confrontation with Russia.
I agree with the lack of alternatives comment, but you need to confront bullies like Putin.

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fair enough to macron for taxing fuel as he wants to put people onto electric vehicles, but the technology just isn't there yet for it to be practical
Agree! If you want to people to change their behavior you have to provide a reasonable alternative.

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It's unfortunate that protests of these sizes always lead to the destruction of private property and looting. Protesting the government isn't bad, but it makes the whole group look bad when a section of people start using the mob to vent aggression upon the very people the protests are trying to help: French citizens.
Agree! Protest is good. Destruction and looting is bad.
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Old 12-12-2018, 03:55 PM   #5
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I wish the french people good luck in their protests. I wish they would keep from resorting to violence and property destruction though, that doesn't help and only is used to prevent your message from being taken as serious.
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fair enough to macron for taxing fuel as he wants to put people onto electric vehicles, but the technology just isn't there yet for it to be practical
I disagree, look at what the Norwegian Gov did. Tax breaks for everyone who buys electric vehicles, as well as supporting the building of charging stations.
In 2018 32% if the cars on the road were electric.

So in the end, without changing the cost of fossile fuel vehicles, they have become less viable (At least in Norway).

Point being that I think Macron used green initiative as an excuse too tax people.

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