France’s climate change fuel tax increase that was suspended for 6 months was just made permanent. Which means that France surrendered. Again:
PARIS (AP) — French media reports: French President Macron abandons fuel tax rise amid fears of new protest violence.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) December 5, 2018
But this might not be enough to stop further violence:
French protesters welcome Macron's decision to scrap fuel tax rise planned for next year – but say it may not be enough to contain public anger. https://t.co/6LVzFEgggI
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 5, 2018
Up next in France? Farmers are going to protest a delay in a mandatory food price rise because that way we can have people protest both for and against cost-of-living increases:
France delays food price rise for farmers after protests https://t.co/pko0F56Bdy
— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) December 5, 2018
Back to the carbon tax getting stopped, this means we’re going to die, right?
But we're all going to die now. https://t.co/JI9I6ULBQk
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 5, 2018
Now France really needs to find out what Plan B is because nobody is going to put up with higher taxes to pay to fight global warming:
“‘There is no Plan B because there is no Planet B,” Emmanuel Macron lectured Donald Trump—in English—when the American President withdrew from the Paris climate agreement last year. Well, apparently there is a Plan B after all.”
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) December 5, 2018
It also means Trump was right. Again:
I am glad that my friend @EmmanuelMacron and the protestors in Paris have agreed with the conclusion I reached two years ago. The Paris Agreement is fatally flawed because it raises the price of energy for responsible countries while whitewashing some of the worst polluters….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2018
Yellow Vests 1, Emmanuel Macron 0: France to delay global warming fuel-tax increase https://t.co/oU5RtXQ1Zu
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 4, 2018