The Tesla and Twitter boss said “the retirement age in France is too low” while commenting on a video of tensions in Paris.
Elon Musk once again reacted to the news about the pension reform in France. This Saturday, March 18, the Tesla and Twitter boss commented for the first time on a video of the tension in Paris. A video posted by Kim Dotcom, a German-Finnish computer scientist known for his illegal download site Megaupload, was taken down in 2012.
In footage showing burning garbage cans on a street in the capital, Kim Dotcom tweeted: “Paris tonight. Soon everywhere.”
“France seems to enjoy having a good strike/riot from time to time,” Elon Musk commented a few hours later.
25 minutes after that first reply, he adds, still replying to a video shared by Kim Dotcom but this time posted on the Catturd account, 1.5 million Twitter followers: “The retirement age in France is too low. problem,” says Elon Musk.
Elon Musk, staunch defender of reforms
The cranky American boss has already reacted to the pension reform project in France. At the end of January, he tweeted:
“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.”
A tweet that caused a particular reaction, especially in the ranks of the opposition to the government in France. LFI MP Antoine Leoman, for example, shared Elon Musk’s tweet, writing that “billionaire-backed reform is ALWAYS bad and useless reform.”