Today’s French Bashing . . .

. . . comes courtesy of my second-favorite comic, Get Fuzzy.

And while we’re on the subject of the French, their Finance Minister has determined that the 35-hour work week has added €100 billion () to the French national debt.

That’s £67 billion or $126 billion U.S. And yet:

The 35-hour working week, introduced by the former Socialist Prime Minister, Lionel Jospin, in 2000, is at the centre of the debate ahead of next year’s presidential election.

The leading Socialist contender, Ségolène Royal, and her two challengers, Laurent Fabius and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, have all called for the 35-hour week to be extended to all workers.

Posted October 28th, 2006 Filed in France