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couldn't Royal simply bribe her way to a win by promising a pension boost?

This strategy is used regularly in the UK. Sometimes it even works.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Apr 29th, 2007 at 04:40:15 PM EST
This seems to be about "values".

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Apr 29th, 2007 at 05:12:37 PM EST
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If not a bribe, Royal should certainly spend the coming week pounding Sarko on the eroding "pouvoir d'achat" of elderlies during the past 5 years. I am not too familiar with Sarko's program but there must be ways to plant the seed of doubt in the mind of a few foggies about the effect that his proposed cutbacks will have on their well being. If need be even a rumor would do ... ;)
by Fete des fous on Sun Apr 29th, 2007 at 09:46:42 PM EST
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No. Seniors might be least interested in bribes. (See above.)
by das monde on Mon Apr 30th, 2007 at 12:47:06 AM EST
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Actually, Sarkozy is already doing the bribing - he has promised to repeal the estate tax, so that "the fruits of a life of hard work can be passed on to the children". Of course the measure essentially favorises the very wealthy, and the average home is hardly taxed these days, but many people aren't very aware of how much they'd be taxed upon ther death.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Mon Apr 30th, 2007 at 07:30:22 AM EST
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The fruits of a life of hard work can already be passed on to the children, you just have to ensure that you pass on the part above the Estate tax threashold gradually while you're alive.

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Apr 30th, 2007 at 07:45:14 AM EST
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