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Macron affects his image of ‘president of the rich’ is not lost

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The majority of the French thinks that president Emmanuel Macron fails in the fight against inequality. It might be the ‘hot autumn’.

The shine is off: only 35.7 percent of the French have a high opinion of Emmanuel Macron. Not long after his arrival, in may last year, was still more than 53 percent satisfied with the president.

The shine is off: only 35.7 percent of the French have a high opinion of Emmanuel Macron. Not long after his arrival, in may last year, was still more than 53 percent satisfied with the president.

And that decline is not in the first place, the affair around his pugnacious bodyguard Alexandre Benalla: 48 percent of the French say that their take on the Macron is not affected, against 42 percent who did heavy lifting. The vast majority (68 percent) is on the other hand woke up the socio-economic situation in their country.

And two-thirds of the French, who in command of the newspaper Libération, interviewed thinks that the government that just lets you down. That impression is overwhelming in the left (82 percent), but also very strongly present in the right (65 percent). Macron seems to be the image of ‘president of the rich’ not to be able to shake off.

Pensioners on the barricades

Premier Édouard Philippe gave Sunday in the Journal de Dimanche in a preview of the budget for next year at the end of september is submitted and made it clear that there is more savings coming. The government has its its growth forecast downward to adjust from 1.9 to 1.7 percent, he gave in, causing the budget shortfall threatens to walk.

Pensioners, families with children and for social tenants to move there in the next two years relatively worse – no matter how much Economy minister Bruno Le Maire that this morning on RTL also tried to deny it. That reality collides head-on with the priorities that the French in the poll of Libération : more jobs (55 percent), improvement of the purchasing power (49 percent) and the fight against social inequality (37 percent).

Macron himself hoped for this fall plenty of to put on a grondwetshervorming, where the number of members of parliament with a third party is reduced and that the electoral system proportioneler made. It seems that he his to-do list best rearranged. The pensioners were already on to the barricades to manning against the announced reform of the pension systems. It does not seem likely that they plan to give up after the interview of Philippe.

First, stronger, fairer

Still, the survey of Libération also good news for the president. The majority of the French agreed with his philosophy, which premier Philippe in his Sunday interview once again confirmed: activate instead of leveling. That means investing in education, training and guidance of unemployed people to a job, rather than the social benefits go up. The fight against the “assistanat”, an unproductive life in the assistance, will find grace in the eyes of 42 percent of the French.

The best approach to tackling poverty and inequality is, according to the president in a strengthening of the economy. ‘être plus forts pour pouvoir être plus justes’, he called it early this summer in a speech before the assembled members of parliament.

Reassuring for Macron is that this approach – ‘Stronger to just be able to’ – also support is on the left (40 percent compared with 80 percent in the right).

All well and good. But with the strengthening of the economy, the not so good rafts, causing the budget deficit to about 2.6 percent of gdp will rise, charged the minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire. That is why may be the reduction of the employer contributions for the lowest wages, with ten months deferred, he announced today. That would be the hiring of the lowest-skilled workers can threaten.

It would be, to use a cliché to say, ” a hot social autumn’ in France may be.

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