Er wolle künftig „eine angebotsorientierte Wirtschaftspolitik und Schuldenabbau nach dem Modell von Gerhard Schröder“, so Sarkozy. Das ist vor allem eine Ohrfeige für den sozialistischen Präsidentschaftskandidaten François Hollande, der vergeblich nach Vorbildern sucht.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Sarko Invites Schröder
Former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder, who introduced supply side reforms in the German economy that are often credited with spurring Germany's export-oriented development and insuring its relatively good performance in the Great Recession, visited the Élysée this past weekend. President Sarkozy was no doubt looking for a few useful ideas but above all for themes that can be used in his campaign against François Hollande. You see, even the socialists in Germany believe in the need for the kinds of reforms I have been urging on the French, he will say. He will try to paint Hollande as a reactionary defender of entrenched interests to the detriment of the nation as a whole.