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French public spending: it makes you weep!

Last year, funeral spending on senators, former senators and their families cost the taxpayer €967000 and the deputés and their families €573000!
The benefit has just been renewed and increased. In addition, the bigger the pension, the bigger the allowance.

Do these idiots have no sense of shame? 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

http://www.lefigaro.fr/actualite-france/2018/03/17/01016-20180317ARTFIG00065-les-contribuables-vont-continuer-a-payer-les-obseques-des-deputes-mais-un-peu-moins.php
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Re: French public spending: it makes you weep!

Meanwhile in the UK It now costs the British tax payer more than £6 million pounds per annum to supply public servants with subsidised food and alcohol.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/end-subsidised-food-and-alcohol-in-parliament-and-the-lords?bucket=

Yet the Tories voted to cut free school meals for a million children..

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell
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And what, pray, my dear grumpy old chap, has the situation in Youkay to do with France? Haven’ lived there for 20, don’t necessarily keep up with events.
Of course, if you had referred to, say, Thailand.......😂
Is this relevant?
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/do-we-still-need-school-dinners-8577039.html
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Even worse is what ex-presidents cost the State during their lifetimes! If Macron loses the next presidential election, no matter, he'll be coining it for sooo many years afterwards. It's crazy!
Be alert!! Your country needs lerts.....
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Plus their bodyguards.

(Just wait for Grumpie Normie to come thunderrunging along screaming Blair, Camerooon, Osborneee)
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Don't care if the likes of Wooly feel an irresistable desire to throw rotten eggs at me.

But NOTHING mentioned compares to what we spend on our fast expanding royal family.  Apparently this soon to take place wedding of Harry and Meghan would cost something like 33 million pounds just for security.

Apprendre une langue, c'est faire un voyage différent chaque jour.
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Yes, my dear Nimt, I do agree that their spending should be contracted. What always confuses me is who gets money from the Queen’s purse and who gets nowt? So, let’s get the funding clear too.
I never keep eggs until they are rotten as they get eaten quickly enough.
But why are we cross referencing with YewKay when it is a country which, according to Norman, we have left as emigrants.
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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>woolybanana wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">
But why are we cross referencing with YewKay when it is a country which, according to Norman, we have left as emigrants.</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE> As usual Wooly, when people hear things about their little paradise they don't like they try to deflect it by changing the subject. By the way the Royal wedding will bring in more revenue than it costs via tourism, TV coverage and advertising etc. Still, why spoil a good moan.
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