Light years away from the neoliberal hell we hear every day, the France gives the impression of an Eden of social protection in the middle of a fiery planet. Nowhere else in the world do we benefit from such generous coverage in the face of the vagaries of life. Health, precariousness and old age are entirely covered by the community, which devotes exorbitant amounts to it: each year, social spending - financed by taxes and contributions from companies and individuals alike - represents a third of the wealth produced in the country, i.e. more than EUR 800 billion. This is the price to pay for the preservation of our sacrosanct social system.
This considerable financial effort would require, at the very least, in return that everyone scrupulously respects the rules, but also that the whole world does not have unconditional access to this solidarity. At stake is the survival of the social pact that binds the French between...
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