Pension reform: Elon Musk supports Emmanuel Macron, he is answered by the deputy from Toulouse

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In a tweet published on Friday, Elon Musk supported the President of the Republic on the issue of pension reform, which he considers “difficult but fair.”

The government probably did not expect such support. On Friday, January 20, the day after mobilizing to protest the pension reform wanted by the executive branch, Elon Musk reacted to a video posted on Twitter showing a demonstration in Lyon.

“Macron is doing a difficult but fair thing,” writes the billionaire. – The retirement age of 62 was set when life expectancy was much shorter. It is impossible for a small number of workers to support a large mass of pensioners.

Macron is doing a difficult but right thing. The retirement age of 62 was set when life expectancy was much shorter. A small number of workers cannot support a huge number of pensioners.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 20, 2023

Why such government support?

Recall that in December last year, the leader of Tesla and the President of France met during the state visit of Emmanuel Macron to the United States. “A clear and sincere discussion”: Here’s what came out of the two men’s interviews about content moderation on Twitter. In response, the billionaire tweeted, “It was an honor to see you again. Looking forward to interesting projects in France!”

Reply from Deputy François Piquemal

This “defense” of deferring the statutory retirement age to 64 years desired by Emmanuel Macron, while most opposition parties and a large part of the French are against it, provoked thousands of reactions.

See also: Pensions: did we deliberately reduce the number of demonstrators in Toulouse?

Among all the comments, a rather ironic one from the LFI MP from Toulouse, François Piquemal. It says: “What will be the retirement age on Mars? Early retirement is good, you should think about it.”

It remains to be seen if the billionaire will be able to answer all the questions again…

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