A ‘gilets jaunes’ (yellow vests) protest is underway in France.
The pain is easily condensed down to this chart.
Macron Promised a Revolution
Did not Macron deliver his campaign pledge on a new French revolution?
Why should anyone be upset?
Fancy that. A politician actually delivered his promise and people are upset.
Hundreds were arrested and fires burn as the ‘gilets jaunes’ (yellow vests) protest movement against Macron escalates.
More Europe, More Solidarity, More Taxes
Macron promised more Europe, more solidarity, and more taxes. He delivered!
Campaign Pledge Delivered
Macron delivered his main campaign pledge.
And now the masses are upset.
- They wanted more solidarity for themselves not others
- They wanted tax hikes on others, not themselves
- They wanted "more Europe" in theory but not in practice
- They want a government attack on global warming, but not if they have to pay for it!
Macron actually delivered on his campaign pledges. Yes, that's quite amazing, especially his promise of a revolution.
Kudos offered. But here are the results.
25%? Excuse me.
Pardon, the error. That's not quite accurate.
Macron's approval rating fell to 23 percent in the poll conducted late last week, down six points on the previous month. Philippe's rating fell 10 points to 26 percent.
The president's score matches the low charted by his predecessor Francois Hollande in late 2013, according to Paris Match. Hollande was then considered to be the least popular leader in modern French history.
It's best not to deliver what you actually promise.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock