However one cuts it, Messr. Hollande faces the same hard choices as does his defeated predecessor. Does he impose crushing new taxes on the wealthy or does he impose new taxes on everyone to help achieve revenue targets needed to help offset France's deficit?
Fed up with how all the economic, financial and policy news out of Europe have been contributing to market volatility? Well, not only will this continue but, now, we must also get ready for something new over the next few weeks.
How do we fight abyssal deficits while maintaining employment opportunities? This is the center of all concerns. But instead of trying to answer this question, the presidential contenders are playing an entirely different game.