What Can We Learn from the French Tax Riots?
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Dec 9, 2018 - 2:45pm
What Can We Learn from the French Tax Riots?

Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high taxes   “Central Paris was filled with the rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their anger against the government in a movement that has grown more violent by the week.   A ring of steel surrounded the president's Elysee Palace — a key destination for the protesters — as police stationed trucks and reinforced metal barriers throughout the neighborhood.”   Is there no limit to how high the socialists want to raise taxes? Is 100% okay?

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