French Voters Rejecting Mainstream for Far Left and Far Right

According to the latest French presidential polls, there is a virtual four-way tie at the top, promising a runoff election between the top two finishers in May.

And there’s a real chance that the two establishment candidates — centrist Emmanuel Macron and conservative Francois Fillon — will be left out in the cold following the April 23 ballot. That would set up a titanic struggle between the anti-NATO, anti-EU, anti-immigrant Marine Le Pen and the former Trotskyite Jean-Luc Melenchon, who is also anti-NATO and wants a 100% tax on French incomes over 360,000 euros.

  • canminuteman

    Isn’t the establishment already far left?

  • Watchman

    Let me guess: Jean-Luc Melenchon has consistently earned around €350,000 per annum over the last few years?

    • J. C.

      It also proves he’s stupid because anyone who makes more than that has the means to get the heck out of France. Does he honestly think anyone making, for example, a million Euros per year is just going to happily hand the French government 640,000??? I don’t think so…

      When all the rich people leave, the French economy will be F****D.

      • BillyHW

        It will also ensure that old money isn’t threatened with any new neighbours.

        • J. C.

          You can be sure that the ‘old money’ will be exempt from such a tax…

          • BillyHW

            That’s why it’s an income tax and not a wealth tax.

          • Watchman

            Once you earn enough you can afford accountants that can usually ensure you pay very little personal tax. Some of the best tax advisors used to work for the IRS (or your local equivalent), and left for more lucrative jobs in private industry working for corporations and rich people, using their inside knowledge of the holes and exploits in the tax system to do so.

    • BillyHW

      He’s middle class!

  • Alain

    Considering that what the French call the centre, which is already left, I shudder to think what the far-left is. Also there is no far-right party in France, although there is one that puts the well being and safety of French people first.

  • Bla Bla

    So let’s get this straight. The socialist policies of Hollande fail, and the people want to go to ludicrous speed all the way to a communist state with Macron? Do any of those clowns bother to read up on what is happening in Venezuela? Screw them. We have our own problems over here, let them rot.