I'd written a piece on the election in France then deleted it. Why should I comment on the intracacies of a political system when my knowledge of the French is practically nil?
This morning I did do some reading and came up with these tidbits. The current population of the country is slightly over 64 million. That's a fair number, not too large and not too small.
Are you aware that the unemployment rate is 10%. That may not seem like that much to those out of the loop but understand this: Those unemployed in the U.S. under our current administration is at 4.4% Every one tenth of 1% tabulates to 100,000 jobs. You figure it out.
The unions in France wield great power. Did you know that union workers are not allowed to work over 35 hour a week? It's what the union dudes wanted. There's no overtime-----period. What you see is what you get. In other words, go home after 7 hours and spend time with the family, or in a winery.
Try and tell a union guy in the United States he doesn't get overtime pay. Can you say, "broken legs"?
I'd say this sort of goes against the principles of our Democrat Party, you know what I mean, the party of the common man.
Viva le' Francais!