Following weeks of chaos as citizens rose up against Macron’s globalist policies, the French Government has announced it will delay its climate tax on fossil fuels.
They will temporarily suspend a carbon tax plan that triggered weeks of often violent protests nationwide. But it’s only a suspension for a few months because the whole country is embroiled.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 5, 2018
French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced Tuesday that the government is suspending a gas tax that roiled the country in widespread violence and chaos.
The government proposed a slew of new carbon taxes designed to wean consumers off fossil fuels and transfer to electric cars. The price hikes, however, triggered a wave of unrest unseen in recent decades.
Tuesday’s announcement represents a major reversal for President Emmanuel Macron’s government, which initially stood its ground. Critics are accusing the president of being out of touch with the plight of normal French citizens.
French riot police closed popular tourist areas and fired tear gas as they tried to quell the chaos in the streets. At least 110 people were injured while protesters associated with the grassroots-driven demonstrations clashed with authorities and vandalized the Arc de Triomphe. More
— Nick Nichols (@NickNic65690486) December 4, 2018
Well, now evidently, the French commoners are not quite as sold on climate change as their elitist masters are. Score one for common sense. Another fabulous liberal idea bites the dust at least for now. Tax the peasants at 50+% and riots is what you get.
Now that they have Macron on the run, look for these protesters to demand a whole lot more.
Watch and learn, @POTUS.
— RebelACole (@RebelACole) December 5, 2018
Climate change, global warming alarmist have two main goals. The first is massive tax increases for the sole purpose of wealth redistribution, and the second is complete and total control over how we live our lives.
Wait a minute, I thought the people of France were all for the climate accord? That was before they knew the USA wouldn’t be paying for it! https://t.co/YwlulfbROo #TuesdayThoughts Tariff Man is Winning!
— 🇺🇸Laurie 🇺🇸 (@Jeaf79Lynn) December 4, 2018