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French President Suggests Taxing America to Save the European Green Energy Dream

h/t Dr. Willie Soon; In the wake of the Aussie, New Zealand and Canadian climate ministers demanding a new Bretton Woods, the French President has also requested a slice of the action.

Macron calls for an international taxation deal to finance climate efforts

The French president wants an international effort to raise money to tackle climate change.

JUNE 23, 2023 12:37 PM CET

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hinted at a fresh push to revamp the international taxation system to finance climate efforts.

“I’m in favor of an international taxation to finance efforts that we have to make to fight poverty and in terms of climate [action]…It doesn’t work when you do it alone, the [financial] flows go elsewhere.” Macron said during a press conference at the end of the two-day summit in Paris, dismissing the idea that France could introduce a climate tax on its own.

“France already has in place two types of taxes that have been suggested: one on plane tickets, another on financial transactions,” he said adding that he was going to “make others follow us and mobilize” around these issues.

“There has been a great deal of discussion on the idea of international taxation, over and above what countries and institutions are doing. Whether it’s on financial transactions, maritime transport or certain other models, it will only work if it’s truly international, and so it presupposes an agreement, as we’ve been able to do on international taxation,” he said during the closing ceremony of the summit.

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Given the ongoing US dollar dominance of the global economy, Macron’s proposed financial transaction tax is effectively a call for US taxpayers to fund the global green energy push.

Before you dismiss Macron’s call as absurd, consider the situation from Europe’s perspective. The USA is a long term provider of money to Europe. The USA is largely funding Europe’s war with Russia, and has been underwriting much of the European defence budget since WW2.

I’m not sure what the USA gets in return for this generosity. Europe has openly committed to remaining neutral if the USA needs help.

Perhaps Macron is testing the water, to see if US politicians can be manipulated into providing even more money.

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Gunga Din
June 28, 2023 10:05 am

Macron, go sit on the Eiffel Tower.

Reply to  Gunga Din
June 28, 2023 1:26 pm

Or more succinctly…


Reply to  Gunga Din
June 28, 2023 7:11 pm

Bretton-Woods….wasn’t that where every European country sent their gold to New York for safekeeping post WWII and since then anyone who wanted it back found out it has been lent out to rebuild Europe in exchange for an IOU ?

Reply to  Gunga Din
June 30, 2023 7:38 pm

Macron cabinet has already condemned the policeman who shot the dangerous 17 years old man who was driving a costly powerful BMW (leased from Poland, so untraceable) on a bus lane.

It’s Obama prejudgment level bad.

June 28, 2023 10:07 am

Just throw more multibillion-dollar judgements at American companies. Or is that not enough these days?

It doesnot add up
Reply to  ResourceGuy
June 28, 2023 6:04 pm

Not like Americans haven’t thrown some multi billion dollar judgements at European companies… German car manufacturers, BP immediately spring to mind.

Reply to  It doesnot add up
June 28, 2023 6:32 pm

To be fair, programming the computers to cheat on emission testing would have landed a big judgement pretty much wherever it was caught.

While I think the standard the regulators were requesting are ridiculous, outright fraud tends to raise the hackles.

Reply to  ResourceGuy
June 30, 2023 7:44 pm

In France people think that the US is using its law to dismantle and steal French tech, like when the DOJ went after Alstom and GE bought its turbine industry (and hemorrhaged money afterward, lol).

French people hate America for it even though we got to buy back some of the turbine making, probably at a fair price. Objectively we in France got off financially well in that deal. But there is the notion that one Alstom executive were taken hostage by the FBI in order to force a deal.

The energy branch of Alstom vs GE is a messy story and I have no energy to fact check it now that France gets to live a summer of love!

Tom Halla
June 28, 2023 10:08 am

And the French wonder why Americans have the opinions of France we do.

Reply to  Tom Halla
June 28, 2023 12:42 pm

Before and during both WWI and WWII, the United States had a long-lasting, good relationship with France, even sending among the best and most honorable of our youth to fight and die for the liberation of France from German Empire (WW1) and Wehrmacht/Nazi (WWII) invaders. The remains of American soldiers that fill the cemeteries of Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial and six others spread across France stand in testimony to that relationship.

Unfortunately IMHO, France, of its own free will and reasons, chose to distance itself from the USA starting around the time of the ending of the Cold War.

“France has neither winter nor summer nor morals — apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country.” — Mark Twain

Tom Abbott
Reply to  ToldYouSo
June 28, 2023 1:01 pm

Don’t be too hard on the French. Don’t judge them by what their leaders do. We don’t want ourselves to be judged on what Biden has done. The French value their independence to a fault, sometimes. But they have been helpful in the past.

“On July 2, 1917, United States troops made a symbolic march through Paris ending at the grave of the Marquis de Lafayette, who had convinced the French to aid in the American Revolution. Standing in front of the tomb, Colonel Charles Stanton famously declared, “Lafayette, we are here!””

I don’t know why that statement sends chills up and down my spine, but it does. I get very emotional seeing it. Maybe in a past life? 🙂

Richard Page
Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 28, 2023 1:41 pm

Absolutely, without French money, guns, gunpowder, ships and troops, the American revolution would have failed almost completely. The USA owes a debt to Lafayette, Rochambeau and the French people for its very existence. Amazing stuff.

Reply to  Richard Page
June 28, 2023 2:07 pm

All very true (although France had practical reasons—not purely altruistic reasons—for supporting the American revolution against England at the time).

Nevertheless, I stand by my statement:
“France, of its own free will and reasons, chose to distance itself from the USA starting around the time of the ending of the Cold War.”

Or, in other words, that was then, this is now.

Reply to  ToldYouSo
June 28, 2023 2:37 pm

That’s true, but insufficient. France was insisting that it be considered one of the Great Power victors at the end of WW2. The United States was increasingly viewing the world as a two-power rivalry between the West and the Warsaw Pact. This clash of ideologies directly led to the United States bringing on the humiliating collapse of the British-French alliance re. the Suez Canal in 1956. This in turn led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, the loss of France’s overseas empire, and the withdrawal of France from NATO.

The United States was also hostile to Britain and France acquiring nuclear weapons. So given all this, France had more than sufficient reason to dislike American foreign policy after 1945.

Reply to  cgh
June 28, 2023 3:01 pm

“The United States was also hostile to Britain and France acquiring nuclear weapons.” 

Well, in rebuttal there are these:

“The US–UK Mutual Defense Agreement, or 1958 UK–US Mutual Defence Agreement, is a bilateral treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom on nuclear weapons co-operation . . . It allows the US and the UK to exchange nuclear materials, technology and information . . . Because of the agreement’s strategic value to Britain, Harold Macmillan (the Prime Minister who presided over the United Kingdom’s entry into the agreement) called it ‘the Great Prize’ . . . The treaty was signed on 3 July 1958 . . . The special relationship proved mutually beneficial, both militarily and economically. Britain soon became dependent on the United States for its nuclear weapons since it agreed to limit their nuclear program with the agreement of shared technology. The treaty allowed American nuclear weapons to be supplied to Britain through Project E for use by the Royal Air Force and British Army of the Rhine all the way up until the early 90s when the UK became fully independent in designing and manufacturing its own warheads.”

“The U.S. government secretly helped France develop its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program, and much earlier than previously realized, according to declassified documents compiled and edited by National Security Archive senior analyst William Burr and published jointly with the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, an Archive partner . . . Drawing upon interviews with former officials, Ullman disclosed that the Nixon administration, believing that a more effective French nuclear force was in the U.S. interest, began a secret program in 1973 of information sharing on ballistic missiles, nuclear weapons technology, and nuclear weapons safety, which continued into the Ford administration and beyond. The documents published today move the timeline earlier, to 1970-71 . . . Ullman’s most sensational revelation was that U.S. government officials had circumvented atomic energy laws by providing the French with indirect assistance to their nuclear weapons program. Through “negative guidance,” Washington indirectly–20-questions style–helped the French perfect their nuclear warheads.” 

Reply to  ToldYouSo
June 28, 2023 8:29 pm

The agreements meant little. It was public policy action which counted. Eisenhower like FDR disliked the colonial empires of Britain and France and would provide them no assistance in maintaining them. They were both summarily ejected from the Suez Canal zone in 1956 directly as a result of Eisenhower’s insistence on their withdrawal.

The British government did not survive the humiliation. Eden was ejected from office very early the following year. Along with the growing failure in Algeria, the French Fourth Republic did not long survive either.

Reply to  cgh
June 29, 2023 9:16 am

So if the US had provided troops to help Britain and France maintain their empires, France would like the US?

Reply to  MarkW
June 30, 2023 1:52 pm

It seems like the French have never forgiven us for saving them in 1917-18, so I suspect they’d hate us more if we’d helped them in the 1950’s.

Also, I suspect that support would have failed, thus making us even less popular in France. Either the French would have refrained from being ruthless enough to win in Algeria or Vietnam, or the American public would eventually realized the French policies were somewhat adjacent to genocide, and demanded all support be yanked without warning.

Reply to  markm
June 30, 2023 8:11 pm

In Algeria, France was weak and soft against the extremists. De Gaulle was a traitor.

Reply to  MarkW
June 30, 2023 8:09 pm

Many people in France hate the US because of the bombings in WWII.
They say they were useless and silly. Some US pilots were hunted by the French population for that reason.

Reply to  cgh
June 30, 2023 8:06 pm

How far back has the Soviet Union owned the US intelligencia and federal agencies?

Tombstone Gabby
Reply to  ToldYouSo
June 28, 2023 6:13 pm

G’Day one and all,

De Gaulle tried to empty Fort Knox.

Until August 15, 1971, Sovereign states could demand payment of debt owed by the US in gold. De Gaulle did this for France and that is one important reason why Nixon ceased the gold backing of the dollar.

Reply to  ToldYouSo
June 30, 2023 1:40 pm

It wasn’t the French people or any of the French Republics that sent us that help. It was King Louis XVI – the one the French people (or at least the Parisians) beheaded a decade later. They’d probably have beheaded Lafayette too, just for being a Marquis, if he hadn’t become a prisoner of war in Austria.

Interested Bystander
Reply to  Richard Page
June 28, 2023 2:43 pm

Yeah but that was all like, 100 years ago, dude.

Reply to  Interested Bystander
June 28, 2023 5:13 pm

Well, dude, didn’t you see the dates of, you know man, like 1958 and, like 1973, in the separate texts that I referenced?

Wow, that’s like some 65 and some 50 years, ago, respectively, if you use, like, a calculator or something like that, you know.

Oh . . . now I get it . . . its like rounding up or something, right?


Reply to  Richard Page
June 30, 2023 8:04 pm

And now many people in France hate freedom of speech and a large majority believes owning guns is crazy (while buying more and more – yes even leftists feel unsafe).

Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 30, 2023 8:03 pm

No, really, many French people hate America:

  • from the left, because capitalism
  • from the right, because imperialism

You wouldn’t like to live among those people.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  niceguy12345
July 1, 2023 3:04 am

Many Americans hate America. Our school system teaches them that.

It all depends on your perspective.

Reply to  ToldYouSo
June 30, 2023 8:01 pm

There is a lot of anti American anger in France for many reasons, from the simple mediocrity and jealousy to more precise reasons.
Mostly, France wants to be imperialistic and doesn’t admit that there are other empires.
I would bet that most people in France who hate America because Bush attack on Saddam’s Irak at the same time love Putin’s attack on Ukraine.

Reply to  Tom Halla
June 28, 2023 3:44 pm

The French are ungracious, haughty, arrogant, bastards. I know this because my DNA is 76% French.

Reply to  Thomas
June 30, 2023 8:15 pm

At least we don’t have a ridiculous accent like the French speaking canadians.

June 28, 2023 10:14 am

“Tax the rich, feed the poor, ’till there are no rich no more”.

Richard Page
Reply to  mleskovarsocalrrcom
June 28, 2023 11:06 am

You are obviously not familiar with either the French or European systems – “Tax everyone, lose the money, so let’s go back and grab some more!”

ethical voter
Reply to  Richard Page
June 28, 2023 1:51 pm

Other peoples money is always very attractive. Especially to the left but remember every dollar every government spends is other peoples money. There is no escaping that. One can but dream that it will be spent wisely.

Reply to  ethical voter
June 28, 2023 4:03 pm

When money is hovered up from 50 states in a nation of 330 million people and sent to one city where a few hundred people decide how to spend it, plus a lot more that they borrow from the rich folks, it will never be spent wisely. The only viable solution is to defund the U.S. government. Give them just enough to do the things we must do, not enough to get creative in inventing new things to do, most of which inevitably turn out to do more harm than good.

ethical voter
Reply to  Thomas
June 28, 2023 4:37 pm

The simple answer is to elect wiser people to represent you. Forget your butt licking party politicians. Elect good independent people instead.

Richard Page
Reply to  ethical voter
June 29, 2023 3:05 am

The trouble is that the good, wiser, independant people are, on the whole, horrified at the thought of becoming a politician. To them there are better ways of making a living than descending into the public manure heap!

Reply to  ethical voter
June 29, 2023 9:19 am

The problem is that a majority of the population will always vote for the politician who promises the most free stuff. Human nature will never change, no matter how much we might wish it.

Reply to  MarkW
June 29, 2023 9:36 am

Sorry, I was having internet problems and I didn’t think this one posted.

Reply to  ethical voter
June 29, 2023 9:35 am

The only problem with your suggestion is that it goes against human nature.
There will always be a large percentage of voters who will vote for whoever promises them the most free stuff.
According to the socialists, having government take from those who have more than you do and spend it on you, is a human right.

Louis Hunt
Reply to  mleskovarsocalrrcom
June 28, 2023 4:50 pm

Take the money from those who create jobs and give it to those who create nothing but only consume. What could go wrong?

Reply to  Louis Hunt
June 28, 2023 6:40 pm

I make that argument continually and I just get blank stares back. The gimme squad really thinks that the rich will continue to work for them even after they have taken everything from them. It is like they can’t believe that the things that demoralize them might have a similar effect on others.

Reply to  OweninGA
June 29, 2023 9:38 am

I had one young socialist declare that raising taxes on the rich will make them work harder.
Under his theory, the rich have acquired a certain lifestyle expectation. Therefore, if government takes some of their money, they will just work harder in order to replace that money.

Reply to  MarkW
June 30, 2023 1:56 pm

Nope, they will just buy more politicians to exempt them from those taxes. Congress will have already exempted their own wealthy selves, so that’s just widening the tent a little.

Reply to  Louis Hunt
June 28, 2023 7:09 pm

They do seem to be making renewable developers even richer.

Reply to  mleskovarsocalrrcom
June 29, 2023 8:01 am

Taxing other countries (and businesses and individuals) imports, exports, banking, insurance, internet bytes, whatever, to cover your own CO2 emissions, so that you have someone to blame for your “net zero” failure is going to be a political sport in future. We’re talking big $$ here that will need many government departments, bureaucracies, and petticracies to administer…..truly a politico’s aphrodisiac.

June 28, 2023 10:15 am

Macron needs money to placate the anger generated by raising the retirement age above 62 and a 4-day week and month-long holiday. Taxing foreigners, especially Americans and calling it fighting climate change is two-fer deception play that ups the ante for Biden to match in multi-deception/distraction policy plays. I would suggest Inflation Reduction and Stimulus Vote Buying to Save the Climate Act or as Biden would say Irsvbsca!

Richard Page
Reply to  ResourceGuy
June 28, 2023 11:07 am

Biden would likely say ‘fruitbat; no, no that’s not right, Iraq?’

Reply to  Richard Page
June 29, 2023 9:40 am

God save the queen

Bryan A
Reply to  ResourceGuy
June 28, 2023 4:57 pm

Buy USA.
Pass Europe

June 28, 2023 10:18 am

We will counter that with a tax on CO2 bubbles in drinks.

Richard Page
Reply to  ResourceGuy
June 28, 2023 11:09 am

Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Budweiser and many others would be up in arms – tax drinkable wines, America’s in the clear there.

Reply to  Richard Page
June 28, 2023 1:55 pm
Bryan A
Reply to  Richard Page
June 28, 2023 4:59 pm

If the suggestion is to tax European goods in turn, then you need to tax Undrinkable Wines

Richard Page
Reply to  Bryan A
June 29, 2023 3:08 am

I far prefer Australian wines. I did try Californian wines but didn’t like them very much – not to my taste, unfortunately.

June 28, 2023 10:25 am

Dear Eric thanks for your contribution to the debate over the years.

Now that we all knows that CC and Co2 is bad.I have an idea, to one of the shortest articles you will ever write. And it goes something like this.

Dear owners, writters and readers of WUWT.

Why dont we create a pop-up event on social medias, the quote by Yuval Noah Harari from WEF “science is about power not the truth” is a reverse burden of proof.

Now that we all knows that CC and Co2 is bad, why then not use the element of surprise, because how could they state that the quote is just mis- or disinformation. Just an idea based on the unexpected move from “all” of us “slow thinkers” how doesn´t think and knows that CC and the levels of Co2 isn´t catastrofic.

What I am saying is,because it is the truth, let us all, coordinate a date and time to post this quote on social medias.

Reply to  MB1978
June 28, 2023 10:42 am

Start our own “little” and first digital-revolution with a quote. Roger over and out from Denmark.

Rud Istvan
June 28, 2023 10:40 am

Two old French jokes.

Like new used French army rifles for sale. Dropped once, never fired.

Why do French tanks have only one forward gear but 4 reverse gears? The one forward is in case they are attacked from the rear.

Macron is a new French joke.

Richard Page
Reply to  Rud Istvan
June 28, 2023 10:57 am

Macron has always been a French joke, it’s just he’s getting less and less funny after each of his crackpot schemes.

Reply to  Rud Istvan
June 28, 2023 10:58 am

The Guillotine was a great, and especially today, underutilized invention.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Rud Istvan
June 28, 2023 11:43 am

Read the story of WW1
Battle of Verdun French suffered 377,231 casualties and the Germans 337,000, a total of 714,231.
Second Battle of the Aisne 182,000 French and 163,000 German casualties.
First Battle of the Marne 250,000 French casualties

Then research the Vichy French defence of the Levant. Then Madagascar, Oran and Mers el Kebir and know why de Gaulle didn’t trust or like Anglo-Saxons (felt differently about the Scots if his speeches are to be believed)

Reply to  Ben Vorlich
June 28, 2023 12:43 pm

Research the ‘Phony War’ at the beginning of WW2 that allowed the Germans to build up momentum, instead of nipping them in the bud.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  PCman999
June 28, 2023 1:26 pm

Without the Phoney War the UK would not have had the 18 Spitfire Squadrons and more importantly 33 Hurricane Squadrons for the Battle of Britain. Around double the number in September 1939. Britain couldn’t nip anything in the bud in 1939-40

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Ben Vorlich
June 28, 2023 1:37 pm

Probably would have had problems in the Battle of Britain without European pilots.

145 Poles, 88 Czechoslovaks, 29 Belgians, 13 Frenchmen and an Austrian flew in the Battle and many of these proved to be excellent pilots. Though only operational for six weeks, the Polish No. 303 Squadron claimed 126 victories to become the top scoring RAF unit. The most successful RAF pilot, with 17 kills, was Sergeant Josef Frantisek, a Czech national who also flew with ‘303’. Plus 10 Irish and 11 United States citizens.

Reply to  Ben Vorlich
June 28, 2023 2:47 pm

Quite right. Chief of the General Staff Maurice Gamelin made it absolutely clear in a briefing to the French cabinet in 1938, when he stated bluntly during the Czech crisis at Munich, “France is not ready for war.” Its military stockpiles were old and obsolete. It had new equipment being designed and built, but it would not be available before 1941.

Worse, it was entirely unsure that it could rely on Britain as a military ally. The sellout of Czechoslovakia at Munich offered evidence that Gamelin was right; that ‘perfidious Albion’ could not be trusted. As matters transpired, it too dreadful senior French leadership plus drugged-up German soldiers in Spring 1940 to produce the highly unexpected result.

And you are entirely right about Britain. Its rearming had begun under Chamberlain, but it was still running late compared to the haste of the oncoming German avalanche. It too was not ready.

Richard Page
Reply to  cgh
June 29, 2023 3:16 am

Funny you should say that about France and Great Britain not being ready; neither was Germany! From documents and information recovered after the war, it looks like Germany needed about 8-10 years to build up its ground forces to full mechanisation and the fleet to a competitive size.
Makes you wonder what might have happened if war had been delayed until 1947 or 49?

Reply to  Rud Istvan
June 28, 2023 6:55 pm

I think this one is better:
Why do French tanks have rear view mirrors? So they can see the front.

June 28, 2023 10:46 am

Are French holiday months more carbon intensive and do they need to be banned? Let’s find out.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  ResourceGuy
June 28, 2023 11:46 am

If you consider CO2 emissions to be important then the French have one of the lowest per capita emissions in the developed West

Reply to  Ben Vorlich
June 28, 2023 12:22 pm

Thanks to nuclear power!

Interested Bystander
Reply to  honestyrus
June 28, 2023 2:50 pm

Anyone who was serious about reducing CO2 should be all onboard for nukes but they aren’t because it’s not really about manmade climate change at all. It’s about destroying the middle class and collectivizing western civilization.

Peta of Newark
June 28, 2023 10:46 am

what made this world so paranoid, ugly and intolerant….

“”Nanterre: Unrest in Paris after French police kill teen.
Protesters threw fireworks and set cars alight in the suburbs of Paris, after police shot dead a teenager who refused a traffic stop.

French Police Shoot Kid Dead.PNG
Richard Page
Reply to  Peta of Newark
June 28, 2023 10:59 am

The politics of division and the tactics of mistake.

June 28, 2023 10:51 am

I would suggest a hefty tax on electricity sales.

story tip

Britain to be left without emergency coal reserves this winter (

Richard Page
June 28, 2023 10:53 am

Dear Lord but Macron is delusional! The more stresses and strains these politicians put on international relations, the more they’re going to be pulled apart. It’s obvious that Macron has no clue as to the consequences of these actions, but he’s pushing us all closer and closer to a complete breakdown in international agreement and cooperation. That in itself plays right into the hands of Russia, China and their ilk – not a very comforting thought.

June 28, 2023 11:17 am

They could ask Ukraine for some of our accounting errors.

Joseph Zorzin
June 28, 2023 11:17 am

“I’m not sure what the USA gets in return for this generosity. Europe has openly committed to remaining neutral if the USA needs help.

Well, one COULD cynically say that the EU is just, in reality, sort of, part of a vast world wide American Empire in principle if not name- including Japan, Australia, etc. Such a consideration is worthy of a long discussion, somewhere else of course.

As for the EU helping America in a battle with China- America would be better off without them. They have little to contribute, other than the UK of course. Though the UK is a climate and economic basket case, it still seems to be able to get it up for a good fight and it has strategic vision. Thanks to centuries of empire, it still knows how to fight. The rest of Europe has gone soft. When the Russia/Ukraine war is over, Ukraine may be America’s 2nd best friend in Europe. America has Japan and Australia as strong allies in Asia. The other SE Asian nations may not actively support America but they will be rooting for it. I think they prefer American hegemony over Chinese hegemony. Let the EU busy itself with its crazy climate cult. If it got involved with Asia, it would just interfere with America’s policies.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
June 28, 2023 1:23 pm

“I think they prefer American hegemony over Chinese hegemony.”

I think so, too. They are rightfully afraid of the Chicoms. But a weak Joe Biden, with no strategic vision, is not helping to swing these nations to the side of the U.S. They are still keeping what options thay have, open.

Interested Bystander
Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 28, 2023 2:53 pm

Biden believes Russia is at war with Iraq.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 29, 2023 3:26 am

The Philipines has moved closer to the US- it’s going to open several new US bases.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
June 29, 2023 4:48 am

Yes, and they are talking to Vietnam about mutual security.

South Korea is in Vietnam talking mutual security.

And then Biden drops the ball:

Biden Abruptly Cuts Short an Asia-Pacific Visit, to China’s Benefit

A Pacific island nation had gone to great lengths to host the U.S. president. Now a region is left to wonder again about American steadfastness.”

Democrats, and especially Biden, have no clue when it comes to national defense. They screw it up every time they are put in a position of power.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 29, 2023 9:45 am

The Chinese are certainly getting a good return on their investments in the Biden crime family.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  MarkW
July 1, 2023 3:11 am

Yes, they are. Biden is doing everything the Chicoms would want him to do.

I see where most of the Chicom balloon tech was American made.

Joe Biden wants us to believe Xi, the Chicom leader, was unaware that his underlings were using a balloon to spy on the United States. That lie is worth paying a few million to Joe. I bet the Chicoms think they got their money’s worth in this case.

June 28, 2023 11:20 am

Va te faire foutre, Macron.

Tony Sullivan
June 28, 2023 11:26 am

“I’m in favor of an international taxation to finance efforts that we have to make to fight poverty and in terms of climate…”

Like so many politicians these days, they just love to interlace unrelated topics, which is nothing more than look at the right hand, but not the left. If France, or any other nation has a poverty issue, then their respective governments should deal with that. Attempting to mesh that into a climate discussion is pure BS.

Reply to  Tony Sullivan
June 28, 2023 12:47 pm

And don’t forget that increasing taxes and prices of energy will suck the life out of the economy which of course will hurt the poor the most.

Reply to  Tony Sullivan
June 29, 2023 9:46 am

In most countries any poverty that exists is a direct result of government policy.

June 28, 2023 11:39 am

Allo allo

Can I have some of your money?

More Soylent Green!
June 28, 2023 12:16 pm

If there truly is a climate crisis (there isn’t but lets pretend for a moment), then fighting poverty is the best way to help people deal with the affects. The best way to fight poverty is free markets — yes, Capitalism — along with the rule of law, property rights, etc.

Reply to  More Soylent Green!
June 28, 2023 7:22 pm

Some cheap energy might help there.

Reply to  Hasbeen
June 29, 2023 9:47 am

Hence the call for more capitalism.

June 28, 2023 12:19 pm

adding that he was going to “make others follow us and mobilize” around these issues.

How delightfully fascist of him.

We have ways to make you pay our taxes,

These socialists won’t quit until everything is controlled by governments run by them.

ethical voter
Reply to  MarkW
June 28, 2023 2:02 pm

The left are always fascist with a thin disguise.

June 28, 2023 12:40 pm

Macron, indoctrinated young gorbal leader, is nothing else than a WEF buffoon.

A French fellow.

Tom in Florida
June 28, 2023 12:44 pm

Where is Victor Laszlo when we need him.

June 28, 2023 1:00 pm

It always seemed obvious that eventually they would circle back to “The Global Poverty Act” with chief sponsor Sen Barack Obama.

June 28, 2023 1:02 pm

Macron is a weakened yesterday leader – Le Pen will finish him off next election

It doesnot add up
Reply to  Energywise
June 28, 2023 6:27 pm

Bardella doesn’t poll well enough, so she will need to come back. However, we’ve yet to see any deuxieme tour sondages to see how she would fare in the runoff. I suspect she would still lose to Philippe because the Mélenchon vote would not break for her.

Tom Abbott
June 28, 2023 1:13 pm

If the French go to taxing American goods, they will just be hit with reciprical taxes on French goods, if any Republican is elected president.

More Soylent Green!
June 28, 2023 1:24 pm

These schemes always depend on spending someone else’s money. A corollary — none of the advocates for these schemes believe it will come out of their pockets.

June 28, 2023 2:01 pm

the Anacronym FAFO comes to mind

June 28, 2023 2:38 pm

I’m in favor of an international taxation to finance efforts that we have to make

Look, Herr Macron, we didn’t elect you, and we didn’t elect the UN. Please consult the US Constitution for further details on taxing United States citizens.

Interested Bystander
June 28, 2023 2:42 pm

How about we tax the guys making the most pollution. China is building new coal fired electrical plants every year. Let them pay. Or better-give up on the climate change hoax and GFY Macron!

Joe Gordon
June 28, 2023 3:25 pm

Beautiful country. But the people are entitled little monsters.

In World War II, they couldn’t wait to hand over their Jews and join the Third Reich. They were genuinely surprised that Hitler couldn’t care less about them.

So they liked us for a time. And now they don’t again. If Ukraine depended on them for anything, Kviv would have had a Putin puppet installed more than a year ago.

There’s only one thing they hate more than us: work. They’ll riot over the suggestion of even a 35-hour work week.

June 28, 2023 3:48 pm

In the words of Radar O’Reilly: (MASH) “Stick it in your ear!”.

Reply to  barryjo
June 29, 2023 9:50 am

Better yet, in the words of Col Potter: “horse feathers”

June 28, 2023 4:02 pm

Consider the havoc that the UN has already caused with ad hoc financing. Think of how much harm they could inflict with a guaranteed income stream.

June 28, 2023 4:07 pm

Isn’t the Ukraine war effectively a huge tax on Americans?

Why should Americans be taxed even more to support the EU’s idiocy in other areas.

It doesnot add up
Reply to  bnice2000
June 28, 2023 6:28 pm

Try asking Nuland about that.

June 28, 2023 6:28 pm

Are European governments really unconcerned with future US elections? Do they really think that if they attempt to impose a tax mostly on the US that a future non-leftist administration might just cut them all off completely, withdraw from western Europe and let them sink? We tend to zig and zag in national elections in the US; the left will not hold power forever.

If they had to fend for themselves militarily, they better learn Russian and Chinese very quickly, as their militaries on their own would need to follow the French and raise the white flag and capitulate.

Edward Katz
June 28, 2023 6:30 pm

Like a number of other of global leaders who foolishly committed their countries to the climate change nonsense, Macron is beginning to see the light; i.e., Green energy just can’t deliver yet, if ever, unless there are some monumental technological breakthroughs forthcoming. So until then, the logical energy sources to rely upon are fossil fuels, hydro and nuclear. The major emitters like China, the US, India, Russia, Japan and Germany are aware of this (though Germany tries to pretend otherwise) and with the exception of Russia, their GDPs lead the world. Developing nations in Asia are also following suit with more coal plants, but the developed ones have lost sight of the fact and are foolish enough to inadvertently cripple their economies and increase consumer living costs with inane shifts to clean energy. Meanwhile Europe’s solution to their faltering Green policies is to try to convince other countries to help cover their losses. The trouble is that there are some countries, like Canada, among others, whose governments (not consumers) could be conned into helping out.

June 28, 2023 6:51 pm

We always knew NATO security guarantees were a one way street. Time for the US to pull out of Europe completely. Stop supporting these ingrates that use us for protection while simultaneously committing economic warfare on us.

Richard Page
Reply to  Mantis
June 29, 2023 3:23 am

It’s an espionage tax – payment for Obama bugging friendly governments for economic advantage. Why wasn’t he impeached for that major breach of protocol?

Reply to  Richard Page
June 29, 2023 9:52 am

Democrats will never, ever, vote to impeach a Democrat president. Regardless of the charges or evidence.

June 28, 2023 9:10 pm

This is so ridiculous that it barely merits comment. I wish there was a way to tax the believers and not tax those of us who think CAGW is a bunch of hooey. The problem being that bureaucrats always find a way to include the nonbelievers. If we could find a way I would tax the last ounce out of them.

June 28, 2023 9:11 pm

Brandon and the anti-American Democrat Party are fully onboard, no doubt. Yellen already told Europe the ruling U.S. junta would support a minimum corporate tax rate and this doesn’t seem too different.

June 28, 2023 9:59 pm

Cheese-eating surrender monkeys

Philip CM
June 29, 2023 12:50 am

The climate grift is about to go nuclear. A forever tax to feed an escalating bureaucracy of thieves who offer only alarmism in return.
No wonder physical mutilation of the sexes is a thing. SHEESH!!!

Jim Gorman
June 29, 2023 5:29 am

I say, go for it. The world needs a new global recession to educate the younger generations about patience, the need for work to gather property for trade, and that politicians are not in it for you.

June 29, 2023 7:34 am

I thought the US was doing its fair share of transitioning-
Master Lock’s Milwaukee plant to close after 100 years and send jobs abroad (

John the Econ
June 29, 2023 11:57 am

Typical 21st century Progressivism: There’s no problem that can’t be solved with someone else’s money.

Tim F
June 29, 2023 6:54 pm

I would like to say that all of the jokes about the French valor are lacking in facts and tact. The French are responsible for both WW1 and WW2 occuring in the first place, they encouraged the Russians to attack and let Hitler rearms. Especially WW1. However the French were valiant in WW1 much more so than the British and without the French defense of the British evacuation of Dunkirk it would have been a monumental disaster. The French lost 1,000s of troops defending the evacuation. WW2 was indeed a case of the French being ill prepared as well as a command structure that was more than cumbersome. Your jokes are beneath all of you.

Reply to  Tim F
June 30, 2023 2:00 pm

The French problem in WWI and II is that they had neither a Corsican nor a religiously insane French woman to lead them.

June 30, 2023 7:36 pm

Président Micron went to a concert while France is experience mostly peaceful summer of love…

A priest was attacked with an iron bar:

“J’ai évité la barre de fer d’un des types. Le St Sacrement est en lieu sûr.”

A 80 years old priest was left in a critical state:

Selon les témoins oculaires, un groupe d’émeutiers a soudainement attaqué le père Palle, l’entourant et le prenant pour cible sans raison apparente. Ils l’ont frappé avec une extrême violence, le faisant chuter violemment au sol. Pire encore, ces individus ont continué à le battre alors qu’il était déjà à terre, laissant le prêtre dans un état critique.

Outre cette agression brutale, les agresseurs ont également commis un vol en emportant le téléphone portable et le portefeuille du père Palle.

It’s near civil war level bad.
Police has been instructed to go easy and not go after the insurectionists.

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