"Sarkozy has pledged economic "tough love" in the form of relaxing the 35-hour workweek, giving tax incentives for people to work more, and reducing corporate taxes. But he hasn't made these much-needed and overdue changes a main focus of his campaign. No French politician really has the couilles to overhaul the system completely. Why? Guess what young, white French voters did the last time the government made a serious effort to change those labor policies? They rioted.
But it's much easier to whip up fear of a criminal, immigrant bogeyman than to make the hard choices necessary to get him a job."
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