Nicolas Sarkozy – Progressive Democrat or Nutjob?
The new leader of France is being touted by RK and the Richmond Democrat/ick as a “progressive democrat.” The biggest difference I see in Sarkozy and progressive democrats is Sarkozy likes America and loves him some Tony Blair. He wants to deport illegal immigrants and cut taxes. He also wants to “Exempt up to 95% of population from inheritance tax” and “Cut civil service, costs of which account for 45% of government budget.” Let us not forget his views of the rabble on the streets- he wants “Minimum sentences for repeat offenders, tougher sentences for juveniles.” Did I mention he was against gay marriage but supports using tax money to build Muslim Mosques? Yes RK and JC, there is a difference in the conservatives in France and here, but calling Sarkozy a P/D is a stretch. Building Muslim Mosques with tax money? Deport Illegals and cut taxes? He talks out both sides of his mouth like a progressive democrat - so they may be correct.