U našim medijima je prošla potpuno nezapažena vijest da se u najsocijalističkijoj zemlji Zapada, gdje je ujedno i na vlasti socijalistička stranka, Francuskoj, događa ovo (iz FT):
France’s government is to freeze welfare payments temporarily and sustain a freeze in civil servants’ pay as part of its commitment to cut public spending by €50bn over the next three years.
Spelling out details of the cuts for the first time, Manuel Valls, the new prime minister, said on Wednesday: “I owe the French people the truth. We cannot live beyond our means. And we must break the train of debt that, progressively and stealthily, is tying our hands.”
Mr Valls repeated the Socialist government’s commitment to hit the target, already twice delayed by Brussels, despite earlier indications by Mr Hollande and other ministers that they would seek more leeway.
Addressing the public, Mr Valls emphasised it was in France’s interest to reduce public spending, which has reached 57 per cent of GDP, and its debt, which has soared from 65 per cent of GDP in 2007 to more than 90 per cent.
Znači socijalistički premijer najsocijalističkije zemlje Zapada govori da je život u skladu s mogućnostima državni interes. Kod nas kažu da je to interes birokracije EU, a zadatak državne vlasti da je štititi narod od tih nerazumnih zahtjeva.