France: Budget Chaos = Tax Chaos = Civil Chaos

The Socialist block of the EU is descending into complete chaos, London, France, Germany are seeing unprecedented riots and the respective governments have no idea what to do!   Macron did nothing, then he gave, in, now he thinks that in order to show ‘strength’ he must fight the yellow vest movement.   And stupidity reigns as he has lost complete control of his country.

In a speech to the French people, Macron offered no solutions, and merely framed a slew of empty words:   “We can do better, and must do better”, “I believe in us”, “Truth, dignity and hope”…  But as he spoke the rhetoric glanced with the impact of a spitball, protests continued unabated, and 150,000 police and security were deployed to try and quell the immense volume of discontent.   MERDE!  Police have been caught on video punching demonstrators, clubbing them, and kicking them on the ground.

Polls indicate Macron now has a disapproval ranking of 80%, and calls for him to step down have gone viral.   In the midst of the onslaught, France’s economy will likely suffer incredible economic hardships as tourism is at a standstill and businesses scurry to defend their wares.   Looting is rampant, and vandalism is spiking fears that a civil unrest could devolve the country into chaos and bankruptcy.

France’s government has not recorded a positive spending budget since 1970.   Since 2002, government health spending has doubled.  Government spending is roughly 1.29 trillion Euros per year – $1.5 trillion.   The US has five times as many people as France and spends four times as much per person for government expenditures.   As a percentage of GDP, France’s military spending is a full percentage point below the US at 2.3.  As a percentage of total world spending, France’s military spending is 1/10ththat of the US.  The discrepancies are enormous.  If the US were to stop footing the bill for the EU countries through NATO, the budget deficit of France would be crippled.

Germany is even worse.  Their military spending is a mere 7% of what the US pays.   Yet Germany’s population is 24% that of the US.   The US picks up 35% of the total world expenditure for military, basically supporting 28 EU member states, Australia, Canada and Japan.

If the US relegated NATO spending to the countries it defends, and simply quashed our share completely, the redistribution to our military would be roughly $310million.   Total economic and military assistance to other countries is roughly $45 billion with Afghanistan, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and The West Bank receiving the bulk of the shares.

If the US became sovereign in its truest sense, we would have at our disposal $45.3 billion additional funds that could be allocated toward military personal salaries, housing, and medical care.   If all the funds went to active military personnel, that would provide each one with an additional $35,000 per year.

When European governments cry foul on Trump, when they ridicule and malign him, they stand to create an irreversible economic spiral for themselves should Trump decide to revoke their subsidies.   Our allies are not necessarily – our friends.

But then, what we are witnessing is that these governments are not representing their people, they are fake, they are props, likely put in office with the help of voter fraud.

The gender pay gap in France remains unchanged since 2000.  Wealth inequality in France shows an constant increase for the top 1% and 10%, despite media notions that France is a country of equality.   While their education spending is a large portion of the government budget, the disparity rises as the proportion spent on University education far exceeds formative education, and thus the top tier benefit from those expenditures.

The youth unemployment rate in France is 21.5%.   By comparison, the youth unemployment rate in the US is roughly 8%.

Perspective:   The minimum wage is France is degraded by age.  Standing at roughly $11.5 per hour, for those between the ages of 15 and 16 it is 20% less, and for those 17 to 18 it is 10% less.   An average workweek is 35 hours – on a monthly basis their earning power is 12.5% less.   The average monthly take-home salary in the US is 42.67% higher than in France.  The price of buying real estate is 400% higher – in France.

Taxes in France are exceptionally high.  A self employed person can expect to fork over 70% of their income in taxes at the base level.   Employees pay 22% into Social Security, deductions and exemptions are significantly less available, the top tier tax rate is 45% and applies to anyone making over 152,260euro.   They have local taxes, residence taxes, land tax, professional tax, gift tax, inheritance tax, income tax surcharges, wealth tax, VAT tax (20%), capital gains tax, property tax, and the infamous petroleum tax.

And still – despite paying little for their military, which consumes over15% of the US budget, France operates on a budget deficit and has for the last 50 years.  I think Ocasio-Cortez would fit right in.

This is why the Yellow Vests are protesting!

US Foreign Aid Goes to Pay For US Coups?

In 2011, Obama demanded Congress give Libya $17 million in aid to help counter terrorism, improve their military and secure their borders.  One month later Obama ordered an attack on Libya claiming Qaddafi was a dictator.

Obama then stated he wanted $120 million for Yemen in 2012 to promote democracy and human rights. And in 2015, Obama backed the Saudi war in Yemen.  Technically, the War in Yemen invoked by Saudi Arabia and assisted by the US and UK is still not considered a war per se, it is instead referred to as an ‘Intervention” that has lasted 3 years.  It’s all a word game.

The US backed coup in Ukraine during Obama’s tenancy, cost the US $5+ billion.  Today, the Ukraine is an utter mess of destabilized factions amidst the rise of right wing Nazi’s.

Before we destroyed Syria, Assad was our friend and ally who gave our intelligence agencies valuable information.  Syria has cost the US over $1 trillion.

Of course, lest we forget, this was the President given the Nobel Peace Prize that was determined before he even took office.  We like, and then we don’t, and so we – destroy.

Today, a German NGO is wandering the Mediterranean trying to find someone, anyone, who will accept 230+ Libyan migrants picked up at sea.   Germany doesn’t want them.  Italy turned the boat away, as did Malta.  Spain is brimming and refusing one more.  The NGO claims that given the situation in Libya, since its destruction while ousting Qaddafi, taking the Libyans back to Libya would possibly violate human rights.

So the boat has nowhere to go and wanders aimlessly.

The goal of the NGO, Mission Lifeline, is for the EU to grant visa’s to anyone and everyone who wants to come to Europe – that is, if their country of origin is Africa or The Middle East.

So the humanitarian crisis of immigration and refugees that Europe so embraced and demanded – is now a war of sorts as reality sets in and the governments realize they made a grandiose boo-boo.  And the Open Borders – are being Shut Down.

Oddly, many of those same governments, chastise Donald Trump for closing US borders, because well, its Trump.

The Mainstream EU government politicians do not have a flipping idea what they are doing!  They simply do – as they are told – and then attempt to fix the mess – the way they are told.

Maybe they should take the refugees to Ukraine?  Given they made such a glorifying success story of that coup.

And what happened to all that “Aid Money” that Obama so freely disbursed?

When Qaddafi was assassinated, he had wealth estimated at roughly $200 billion.   He was three times more wealthy than the second richest in the world, Carlos Slim, who is now the first.  Money held in some banks was seized by the various governments, including $37 billion in the US.  Other banks simply kept the funds.  And billions in gold that Qaddafi buried, have yet to be recovered – supposedly.  While the UN wanted an accounting, it would seem many countries decided – no.  And the UN said, “Okay.”

So if Qaddafi was worth $200 billion, why was the US giving Libya a dime?

Seems a bit convoluted unless the entire Libyan coup was designed to confiscate money.

And like most “Aid” to beleaguered countries by the US, Ukraine is no different with reports stating that the money is used to line the politician’s pockets.   Of course finding actual news on Ukraine is not likely to be truthful given the only agency remaining since the coup is the Kiev Post which is virtually dictated by the new and improved President, Poroshenko.  Chocolate Man.  His wealth is estimated to be roughly $1.6 billion, an increase of about 60% since taking over as President.

So why do we give Ukraine money?   Why don’t they invest in Poroshenko’s chocolate factory which is making beaucoup bucks?  Instead, they are limping along with GDP growth of 2% (which is somewhat lower than it was before the coup), inflation nearing 14% (which was at ZERO for the previous two years before the coup) and raucus backstabbing throughout their government.

Tell me again why we give them money?

All this comes about after someone asked whether we were giving aid money to El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico given their export of migrants to the US?   And the answer is yes, consider millions.  We give money to a government that is considered corrupt enough that it’s citizens decide they must flee to the US and illegally enter so that the US can spend over $50,000 per child and immigrant in a detention center or a jail cell or on welfare.

Why do we give money to countries that don’t spend it on The People?

Unfortunately, Israel is not that much better:

Israel is the largest recipient of US aid – $3.77 billion annually. 

Secular Jews in Israel make up 40-50% of the population.

Muslims make up 20% of the population.

20% of the population identify as Orthodox Jews.

Most PM’s in Israel’s past identified as ‘secular.

Most, if not not nearly all, of Hollywood’s Jewish population identify as – secular.

George Soros is quite definitively – Secular.

So tell me, why do we give them money? To counter the potential Muslim advances that could initiate from the Middle East, the same Middle East with which we trade trillions in weapons that could be used to decimate – Israel.

Okay, so now I understand. We are giving Israel money to buy weapons from us, so that they can arm them to fight against the countries in the Middle East whom we have armed and pose the greatest threat to WWIII, although they are a predominantly secular country that is comprised of ‘ethnic Jews’ and Muslims. Perhaps the point is to give a country Aid so that they put it in a US or UK bank that can subsequently be confiscated once we declare that country a threat and a coup is required so as to sanction the funds deposited.

But we don’t have a problem with The Swamp…