Marine Le Pen on the economy, employment, retirement, public service
The proposals put forward by Marine Le Pen concerning the subjects of public service, the economy, pensions, employment, for the French presidential election of 2022.
We will put in their rightful place these gigantic private monopolies that are the GAFAMs which challenge the states to install supranational digital or economic powers and which infringe our freedoms, in particular our freedom of expression. There are in this monopoly capitalism the seeds of a totalitarian power which can ultimately subjugate people and states, it is time to act. We must create a free social network at European level to consolidate freedom of expression where control will not be arbitrary but judicial.
There is a tremendous sense of injustice in taxation. We need the return of the ISF.
We have to make a choice between globalization and the defense of the nation. We must regulate globalization, no longer suffer a certain number of unfair competition, whether in agriculture, industry or services.
The methods of planned obsolescence are not honest and weigh heavily on the ecology and purchasing power of the French. Builders must be forced to behave ethically and loyally.
We need a relocation of production tools, an industrial relocation.
We must not set up universal income, because it is not fundable.
the French have the right to build up a heritage and pass it on. We need a reduction in inheritance and gift taxes. The French must be able to pass on their heritage fairly.
We must assume the debt to reassure the creditors. We need a return to wealth creation, by separating from the current economic model which is ultraliberal, by creating jobs. We need good expenditure management that does not involve a policy of austerity, nor by social breakdown in the public service.
You have to focus on bad spending, social fraud. We need an economy with border control to better regulate imports. It is growth and jobs that will allow us to pay down the debt. We must invest in the infrastructure of the future, technology, pharmacy. We must recover our capacities by taking advantage of debt at negative rates.
National savings must be mobilized. We must set up a large national loan by offering the French to participate with their savings and who will invest in the industries of the future. The state will guarantee their capital and deliver 2% interest to them. We could mobilize 450 billion euros. We must intervene with companies which are overwhelmed by private debt, by transforming the aid from which they benefit into aid for the retraining of their employees.
Social fraud in the country is estimated at 45 billion euros per year. To limit social fraud, we can set up the biometric vital card on the model of the new passports. There would be 5 million false vital cards in circulation in the country according to Charles Prats.
It is the activity rate that will resolve the unemployment problem. The unemployment benefit reform comes at the wrong time. Partial unemployment must be covered by the state and not by the unemployment insurance system.
The net minimum wage is 1,230 euros, the loaded minimum wage is 1,630 euros. Pension contributions are 8.5% of the net minimum wage which are included in salary costs. These charges must be phased out and be financed by the state.
You have to allow retirement at 60 if you have 40 full years of contributions, that's progress. It is a defensible position with jobs and children, with the fight against fraud. We need a retirement at 40 annuities. The healthy life expectancy in our country is stagnating. We cannot ask the French to work more until we have made the necessary savings in the state budget. It is through the activity rate that the pension problem is solved.
Public service :
There are too many territorial officials in the country. Their number must be rationalized through retirements. We must not suppress the body of prefects, it would be a deconstruction of the administrative structure which is one of the pivots of the nation. We must revalue the index point for civil servants.
Public broadcasting needs to be privatized, because it is difficult to distinguish the specificity of public broadcasting today. This would make it possible to return to the French the amount of the license, to consolidate the private audiovisual sector which is subject to competition from streaming platforms. Certain channels would be spared such as Arte, the overseas audiovisual sector, as well as the voice of France in the world with RFI and France 24. This will help to consolidate freedom of information. Today we pay 138 euros in license per year and per household, the private audiovisual sector provides as much quality information as the public audiovisual sector. 28 million French pay the license fee. The objective is to free up an information space, and to give back this purchasing power to the French. This would represent 2.8 billion euros returned to the French. These channels must be resold for the benefit of a French group. The state does not have to own its press group.
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