France is facing a lot of difficulties. Like Denmark their government has taken upon themselves to lay out a security net under some more irresponsible governments in Europe.
There is a bill to be paid, which obvious has to be paid by the population, so the well-feed politicians can continue to eat and sleep first class while they are busy mingling around business leaders who pay them to pass bills suiting the industry.
Much to the surprise of the politicians the population said no. They will not like populations in most of the countries in Europe quietly accept the time of a welfare state in their country was over just because the dissolute way of living of their politicians has to be maintained.
They protest and not only the people who have been out working hard for plus 20 years and now have to realize that they are not half the way to the goal where the pension waits for them. Also young students fear for their future. Here is the difference between the French people and the people in other nations like Denmark. Their population is not mentally broken compared to the citizens in the other European countries.
I am a Dane. I have accepted that I once did start working in a part time job as teenager had to start my retirement fund. Life is odd. Some of family members saved like I do all their life only to pass away shortly before their retirement by various illnesses. The state cashed in – especially for those who died late in the year because the tax system is constructed so your heirs will lose all heritance if you died during the last months of the year.
Because we all have accepted that the time when Denmark was a welfare society is gone, Danish students are not out on the streets protesting even when the retirement age is set to 67 instead of 65. Please notice that President Sarkozy has turned France into a development country by increasing the retirement age to 62.
There are a lot of our youth you who have seen that is doesn’t to save up an entire life and risk not to make it. They plan only 14 days ahead and parties all day. They don’t settle down like us. One area where you can see it is the average Danish mothers have when they give birth to their first child. Today it is 29 years of age.
Of course that is also a point of criticism by both some in our healthcare system under influence by extremist religious forces outside Denmark and the religious circles themselves. Fortunately our government did find resources and time to do their own independent research and that’s why the age limit for alcohol purchase is 16 based on scientific research so only those who are old enough to drink alcohol without jeopardizing their health drinks alcohol.
Some might consider what is most scary. Having a population protesting with reasons because they are able to predict the collapse of their society or having a population partying all day earning the title of being the happiest nation on Earth in the process. I cannot answer this question. What about your readers?