Socialist leader Francois Hollande thought he was hitting out at the people he has said he doesn’t like: the rich. Anyone earning above 4,000 euros should be putting more into the state kitty he said, before being shouted down by Segolene and her allies. At his New Year’s wishes to the press, he insisted he’d merely been speaking his mind. It will be up to Segolene to arbitrate, he said. It seems many people earning 4,000 euros a month don’t consider themselves rich.
Hollande admitted to earning 6,000 euros per month as a law maker, but appeared unsure if this was net or brut.
‘Check with National Assembly,’ he advised journalists.
While this was an attempt at transparency, it shows that the self-declared anti-rich champion earns so much money he isn’t aware of how much is trickling into his bank account each month. Lucky for him.