Can you imagine this ever happening in the US?
Brandishing "Save our Pensions!" banners, students who haven't even entered the job market yet are already worried about what happens when they leave it.
Welcome to France, where workers' rights are so deeply entwined into the culture that even teenagers are unsettled about plans to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62, which is still among the lowest in Europe. The reform protest brought nearly a million people out into the streets across the country Thursday.
These are the anti-teabaggers, they have actual issues that they need adressed from the government. In France, they actually value their freedoms and rights instead of mindlessly doing whatever Sarah Palin or Ron Paul tells them to do.
I wish the French would bring this additude to the US. We saved them in WW1 and 2, now it's time for them to return the favor and rescue us.