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Anne Hidalgo faces a balance sheet. Not terrible…

The mayor of Paris made matters worse last week by doubling the amount of property taxes for Parisians. Evidence of financial management that definitely leaves something to be desired…

Sometimes you have to know how to let go. Leave the track. In order not to harm others, but also not to harm oneself. It’s something Anne Hidalgo doesn’t know how to do. Moreover, in a sense, it is his duty. A certain quality in politics is not giving in or giving in to challenges. Clinging to this hot head chair, Coue practices the method like an Olympic discipline: “When I get up in the morning, I act like everyone loves me! “. When you do that, nothing becomes clear 1.7 percent of the votes in the presidential elections. It requires a lot of imagination.

What does he see through the huge windows of his huge office in the Hôtel-de-Ville? But during his many trips with the car, the driver and the flashing lights? There is definitely a lot of denial in this lady. Parisians, unanimously complain about an ugly, battered, sometimes downright dirty city. Only rats, or sorry, Norway rats, have a good time. But his loyal entourage, jealously surrounding him, continues to tell him day after day that History will prove him right, that he is bravely misunderstood in his fight for climate and social progress. And then, if there are problems, there is always someone else to blame.

+ 52% for property tax!

At this moment, the misfortunes of the city of Hidalgo fall to the state. If the debt ratio of Paris has increased by 40% in 5 years and is close to 8 billion euros, it is because the ugly Jacobin State does not want to “stand by Paris”.

So bring out the mourners and the Sicilian widows. Faced with disastrous mismanagement of city finances, Anne Hidalgo had no choice. He had to pick up his pen and write to tell Parisians (and Parisians) some very bad news… An unprecedented explosion of property taxes. Plus 52% all of a sudden! This is the famous bamboo kick. And even if it points to an exemption for unscrupulous owners and energy-insulators, it’s still a hefty tax penalty.

Too bad if he promised not to raise taxes during the 2020 mayoral campaign! Without a doubt, the program had an asterisk. Promises only bind those who believe them… Pity the fools. It is even worse if the city of Paris makes no effort to control its fixed costs, its structural costs, its administrative management. We shave for free, the slate is the taxpayer’s.


This is what Anne Hidalgo is for Paris grandiose ambitions. Get the taxpayer to foot the bill for your sweet dreams. Parisians haven’t seen anything yet: before the end of his second term, he wants to start huge works from the Champ de Mars to Concorde, like the Baroness Haussmann of the climate transition. A pharaoh who promises to salt the bill like never before, not forgetting the Paris Olympics. Let’s take a tour of many construction sites…

His communist apartment assistant, Ian Brossat, dreams of Paris 40% housing public In 2035 (small East Berlin side), the city hall bought Tango, a popular gay nightclub in the Marais, in financial trouble. “Municipal night club” was invented… What a novelty, what a wonderful festive feeling! Cost to the taxpayer: €6.7 million. Everything is OK. Let’s not forget the rich subsidies that Anne Hidalgo distributed at any cost. In this case, money seems to burn his fingers. A small almanac, obviously incomplete. Civil action for Algeria? € 9 360. Compatriots? 13,000 euros. PSG business federation? 100,000 euros. Qatar thanks.

Non-transparency of accounting

Another track financial prudence We glide with all friendship to the capital aedile. Transition to 35 real hours for all municipal employees (some are still paid 35 per 32 hours). Another idea: reduce communication a little – there are about 300 people in the service. Nice army.

It is difficult to know exactly the exactness of the subsidies of the city of Paris. We remember thatAnne Hidalgo still refuses to send her expense reports In the Court of Auditors. As Martine Aubrey’s grandmother used to say: “When it’s cloudy, there’s a monster. »

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