Thursday, December 21, 2006

Money threatens Royal-Hollande relationship

All relationships must be strained by money matters at some point or another, and that between Socialist candidate Segolene Royal and Socialist party leader Francois Hollande is no exception. While Royal has been quite vague in terms of specific taxation plans, Hollande was utterly clear with Le Monde:
"A Socialist administration would reinforce the wealth tax, cancel President Chirac’s income tax cuts and fund state pensions from a new levy on personal and business earnings."

While the right seized the comments to portray Royal as nothing but a closet traditionalist instead of the modern reformer she would like to be, Royal herself was hiding from the press to weather the storm. Though these comments may not leave lasting damage, they do reveal the dangers that come with a couple so highly placed in the political world. I hope Hillary is watching closely.

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