1) What the alternatives are to this reform. No one seems to be talking about that.
2) Why the nature of the dialogue seems to be: government does this, people hate it. Isn’t it supposed to be a little more complicated than that? I mean, French people did elect the government, right? So is it that the UMP has so much power that it doesn’t matter what the opposition wants? And if the UMP has so much power, shouldn’t that be because French people voted for them?
3) Why this shuts down the country. Or more like, threatens to. I mean, I would think shutting-down-the-country threats would revolve around something extremely serious, like taking away certain rights (e.g. perhaps from citizens not born in France). The reform of the retirement age just doesn’t seem quite serious enough for me for that. But then, here I am living in a foreign culture so maybe not working after 60/65 really just is that important.
Any explanations out there for me?