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Actually, a 0.75% return when the inflation is down to zero or even negative, is better than 3% return when the inflation was 2.5% (simple arithmetic), but it does look too low for most people anyway...

Not everyone in the EU far right is calling for more austerity: in France, the Front National is actually calling for an end to austerity, increase of minimum wage, along with, of course, protectionism, "buy French", kick the foreigners out of the country (the dark ones, at least), re-establishing the franc and getting out of the EU itself.

It explains part of their success over a large part of the younger, unemployed or underemployed people (also: remember redstar?). Or course, that's what they say now, before getting to power. Both Le Pen père and daughter are billionaires, thanks in part to dubious inheritances and it's difficult to see them getting any seriously after the 1%.

Remember that Hollande was promising left wing policies when running for president 5 years ago. Caveat emptor...

by Bernard on Tue Apr 26th, 2016 at 04:19:38 PM EST
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"Both Le Pen père and daughter are billionaires"

Not to defend them but that's millionaires with an m.

Unless you count in a pretty exotic currency of course.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Wed Apr 27th, 2016 at 05:27:31 AM EST
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Such as french Francs?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Apr 27th, 2016 at 05:33:13 AM EST
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Most reports would state that this would be a long way from being enough, although I found one that claimed a much higher figure than the others, one that would have put it above a billion francs indeed.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi
by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Wed Apr 27th, 2016 at 08:55:49 AM EST
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I guess that must have been the random first one Google found for me.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Apr 27th, 2016 at 08:59:25 AM EST
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Francs are de rigueur with the Le Pen, of course. We don't know exactly how much does the clan Le Pen has stashed away: the French fiscal authorities are looking at their real estate assets, that have curiously been under-evaluated. The "Panama papers" are also hinting at some nest egg stashed away.

I suppose they'll have to get the presidency to have access to "real money"...

by Bernard on Thu Apr 28th, 2016 at 03:39:35 PM EST
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Same in Austria. The FPÖ also promises a plebiscite on TTIP and other good things. Not that they delivered last time. Still, the other parties look pretty weak. Especially the government. And in the end they'll just blame the refugees for their losses.
by generic on Thu Apr 28th, 2016 at 06:09:14 AM EST
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"(also: remember redstar?)."

Where the fuck is redstar, anyway?   ⭐️  Hanging out with poemless?

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Wed May 4th, 2016 at 06:25:25 PM EST
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