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Government responding to public outcry? What sorcery is this?!
Not only fuel tax has been cancelled but electricity and gaz sheduled hikes are frozen for the winter and a food law that will negatively impact consumer (no reduction above 34% of selling price so no item free for one purchased for instance) is reported until february.
Americans love to talk shit about the French (even though we shouldn't, wouldn't be a country without them) but they really do know how to demand change from their government. Meanwhile Americans bitch on social media, and take no real action.
Even knowing the fuel tax rise has been cancelled, people still want to continue this shitstorm here.
Guess I'll have to buy more popcorn
This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 82%. (I'm a bot)
AFP Fuel tax rises which sparked weeks of violent protests in France have now been dropped from next year's budget, the government has announced.
EPA. On Wednesday, Mr Philippe told the lower house of parliament: "The government is ready for dialogue and is showing it because this tax increase has been dropped from the 2019 budget bill."
The "Gilets jaunes" movement began as a protest against a rise in duties on diesel, which is widely used by French motorists and has long been less heavily taxed than other types of fuel.
french here reporting from the trenches. satisfied that the government listened to us for once, despite the shitty violence that just makes everyone supporting the protests look bad. I hope those who attack the police or burn cars get arrested, because that's really stupid and childish. So much violence over a tax raise is really not justified or acceptable.
So we renegotiate with ManBearPig again.
Are the unions or other bigger groups satisfy with these new rules?
How is this a good thing? We are fighting global warming and people are satisfied where a tax meant to deter dirty fuels (like diesel) is being lifted? I understand that it puts pressure on people financially - but it is the only way to nudge people away to use something more sustainable.
People should be protesting to get more subsidies for green fuels, better public transportation, more opportunities to work from home - as well as ADDING taxes to the rich - but not by removing the only tax that can help shift the behaviour that is creating 1/5 of emissions (taking the US as a statistic here).
edit: Quote from the article: "... a toughening of the rules for vehicle emissions tests would also be postponed."
Alt-right everywhere looking at France right now, salivating on how to emulate it in their own countries (even if they don't live there...)
Trump calls off US military cemetery visit in France due to bad weather [Something is off. Little Macron snubbed because of his Anti-American statements or something else because our President is very Pro-Military and "bad weather" doesn't matter to him]