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As linca says, this article mixes up old existing measures and new ones. And I agree with every point he makes, especially about the claim that the 2005 law created 720000 jobs: even right-wing politicians acknowledge that it has not created more than 30000 jobs...

And, yes, the 4O% of the salary that are paid are not taxes, but contributions for the health, unemployment and retirement schemes...

But it is true that there have been improvements: the administrative burden for business creation has been reduced and business creation is growing. Here are the last figures (in French, with charts)

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Mon Mar 19th, 2007 at 07:02:03 PM EST
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