Tucker Carlson reveals that the media is covering up the reason for the riots and protests by the Yellow Vests in France for the past three weeks. The real reason is that President Macron has implemented a 30¢ global-warming tax on gas and diesel fuel that already costs over $7 per gallon. Half of that is tax. Chuck Davore of the Texas Public Policy Foundation says that the Yellow Vests working-class people are pushing back against being economically squeezed by the government while at the same time immigrants from Africa and the Middle East are being helped. Davore says the UN wants to raise the fuel tax to $49 over the next 12 years allegedly to fight climate change. He says the recent climate report based on flawed data put out by the US government was financed by leftist billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer both of whom are vying to become the next American president.
Last weekend, the Yellow Vests targeted the wealthy areas of Paris for riot, where stores were smashed and looted, dozens of cars were burnt, and police were overwhelmed by protesters. There are currently 15,000 angry French Yellow Vests signed up for next Saturday’s protests in Paris; three times as many as last weekend. 104,000 responded with a “maybe.” Most French citizens support the Yellow Vests’ cause. -GEG
French President Emmanuel Macron may institute emergency tax cuts in an attempt to stem violent protests which have gripped France for three weeks, according to Bloomberg.
The government is increasingly worried that the economy, alongside its own political fortunes, is threatened by demonstrations against fuel taxes that have spiraled into a push-back against Macron’s policies.
Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the impact of the riots was “severe,” and left a meeting of finance ministers in Brussels to return to Paris for crisis talks with colleagues. –Bloomberg
In order to make the tax cuts work, the French government will need to find ways to cut spending that doesn’t hobble growth, as well as tax measures that will stimulate the economy.
For Macron, the stakes are high as he doesn’t want to damage the credibility he needs to push for reforms in Europe. The European Commission has already said his existing budget is at risk of non-compliance with EU rules.
According to Marc Touati, economist and president of business consultancy ACDEFI, Macron may be forced to take a more radical approach, even if that means the deficit slipping a bit. –Bloomberg
The protests have crippled revenues across the country, with some large supermarkets seeing drops as much as 25 percent. Hotel bookings have suffered a similar fate.
Toll-road operators Vinci SA and Eiffage SA meanwhile have seen their share prices decline as they have opened toll booths to let cars pass freely.
Whatever Macron has planned, he better act fast – as there are currently 15,000 angry French Yellow Vests signed up for next Saturday’s protests in Paris; three times as many as last weekend, while 104,000 are a “maybe.”
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau threatened social media platforms with “consequences” and “meaningful penalties” if they don’t “step up” and ban everything his regime feels is “hate speech” or “disinformation.” Canadians were not fooled and recognized it as censorship and thought control.
A witness said, “It was a group of Somali young males with hammers and bars. They were attacking anyone who looked like they had money or were white.” The incident took place on Friday, May 17 and has yet to receive coverage by any mainstream news outlet other than Fox News.
Councillor Graeme Campbell of the Scottish Conservatives party, says his wife’s car was doused with accelerant and torched just feet from where they slept, and if not for a passing neighbor alerting them to the growing fire, the damage could have been far worse or fatal.
Over the past seven months, apprehensions of border crossers in California’s El Centro sector rose 383%, which includes 293,000 unaccompanied children and people traveling in families. Migrants are now being bused into San Bernardino.
The two-year old video was leaked to leftist German newspapers just a week ahead of the European Union elections in which far-right and populist parties are expected to do well. But, now, all of the FPÖ ministers have resigned. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will face a no-confidence vote on Monday
Ben Carson said that Section 214 of of the Housing Community Act of 1980 states that the Secretary of HUD is prohibited from providing housing assistance to people living in the US illegally. Congress is pressuring Secretary Carson to actually break the law.
The continued use of glyphosate as a pre-harvest drying agent is contaminating America’s food supply with a known cancer-causing chemical. The EPA has known this for a long time, so the purpose of the march is to create publicity that will create public pressure to force the agency to do what it is supposed to do.
Approximately 500 undocumented African migrants stormed Terminal 2 of the Charles de Gaulle airport. A leader of the group was heard yelling into a loudspeaker that France does not belong to the French and that everyone has a right to live there.
Professor Ronald Sullivan will no longer be faculty dean of Winthrop House. The reason is that the professor was part of the legal team defending former movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein, whose downfall helped launch the #MeToo movement.
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France: The “yellow vest” protests are against a 6% increase in carbon tax as the country follows its commitment to UN climate treaties that are based in global warming lies. The Paris Accord that seeks to phase-out diesel and gasoline vehicles by 2040.
Olivier Beziade, a fireman who joined France’s Yellow Vest protest movement, is in critical condition after being shot in the head, from behind, by a police officer using a flash-ball gun. An officer can be seen throwing a stun grenade towards the fireman as the shot was fired.