Elon Musk supports government pension reform

Elon Musk supports government pension reform

AFP/Twitter, editing Huffpost

AFP/Twitter, editing Huffpost

Elon Musk supports the French government and its pension reform.

POLITICS – This is support that is unexpected to say the least and which the government might have done without. In a tweet written on Friday January 20, billionaire Elon Musk positioned himself in favor of the pension reform which pushed into the streets between 1 and 2 million French people on Thursday.

“Macron made a difficult but fair choice. The retirement age of 62 was set when longevity was much lower. It is impossible for a small number of workers to support a massive number of retirees”estimated the new CEO of Twitter, responding to a video showing a compact crowd of demonstrators in Lyon.

In this pension reform project, Emmanuel Macron and Élisabeth Borne propose in particular to lower the retirement age to 64 (compared to 62 today) and to accelerate the calendar concerning the contribution period. Inadmissible for many French people, who consider the text unfair.

Musk and Macron have met before, but not for pensions

Nupes deputy Antoine Léaument responded to the South African entrepreneur on the same social network. “A reform supported by a billionaire is ALWAYS a bad and useless reform”, he first tackled. Then add: “The French once abolished the privileges of aristocrats. Soon the French will start again for the privileges of the rich. Enjoy yours. The end is near. »

“Choose your side. Capital or Labor », also reacted the leader of the Insoumis Jean-Luc Mélenchon. LFI MEP Manon Aubry added: “Opposition by 80% of French people but support for billionaire Elon Musk. If you still doubted that retirement at 64 was a class reform…

Emmanuel Macron and Elon Musk met during the French president’s visit to the United States last December. The two men reportedly talked about electric cars and Twitter. Not sure, however, that they mentioned the government’s pension reform.

The billionaire, already criticized for his erratic management of Twitter, is not likely to win back the hearts of the French with his remark. The latter are already meeting on January 31 for a new mobilization, regardless of the opinion of Elon Musk.

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