Bon Apetite' Mr. Chirac
French reject Jacque Chirac and Frances determined effort to control the European Union and its interests. The French citizens are cozy benefactor's to Socialism, and welfare programs. However, who could blame them for not wanting an influx of cheap labor. French leadership was the architect of the EU constitutional efforts but lost out because of their own social programs despite over 10% unemployment. In reality the "Non" vote was anti-Capitalism destined to strip Europe of its Social-Welfare model. However, Mr. Chirac asserted that the constitution was France's only bulwark against the encroachment of Anglo-Saxon-style capitalism. Chirac's main political opponent in his own ruling party, Nicolas Sarkozy, argued for the constitution on the same grounds that the no camp argued against it -- that it would help France by forcing it to reform its bloated welfare state, create more jobs and increase economic growth.