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A question comes up about pensions. I can't remember what Fabius said but it sounded ok (I had switched for a minute to watch the football match). Then comes Royal: she says "we have the highest >50 year old unemployment rate in the OECD, and you're telling me we have a pension problem"
by Alex in Toulouse on Tue Oct 17th, 2006 at 04:11:56 PM EST
(retirement pensions)
by Alex in Toulouse on Tue Oct 17th, 2006 at 04:12:09 PM EST
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DSK, how would you finance additional costs for retirement pensions? Through taxes?

DSK - "Baaa you're here thinking that France is here with its millions of unemployed people, with its low growth, and with its strict budget as if that was the end of it ...!!"

So you're basing everything on growth?

DSK - "but life is growth!! growth will come back, we've done it in the past"

by Alex in Toulouse on Tue Oct 17th, 2006 at 04:17:10 PM EST
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And Royal said (back up there) that GDP did not mean real wealth...
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Oct 17th, 2006 at 04:22:50 PM EST
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I know, it's weird, my hard left friends tell me she's right-wing, DSK is centrist, and Fabius is fake true left.
by Alex in Toulouse on Tue Oct 17th, 2006 at 04:24:40 PM EST
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Oh well. The hard left will just have to come up with a good hard-left single candidature...

What? They're going to field four or five candidates? Splitters!

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Oct 17th, 2006 at 04:30:04 PM EST
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