Reason Writers Around Town: Matthew Feeney on the Worst Politician of 2012

In a piece for PolicyMic, Reason 24/7 Assistant Editor Matthew Feeney names French President Francois Hollande as the "Worst Politician of 2012," writing:

The socialist French president implemented changes in the tax code that have prompted many rich Frenchmen to leave their country. Hollande has also used threatening language regarding a steel factory owned by ArcelorMittal, going so far as to threaten nationalization. He is a fan of the euro, and has been a supporter of a financial transaction tax, further regulations, a banking union, and a more unified continent. Perhaps most disturbingly, Hollande recently said that he thinks that the euro crisis is over.

Go here to read more about the dangers posed by Europe's most powerful socialist. 

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    In other words, he's the worst of the socialists.

  • BakedPenguin||

    I'd still go with Pol Pot, but Hollande definitely sucks.

  • Delroy||

    You know what other European leader was considered the worst politician of the year?

  • ||

    Hugo Chavez is right up there. He advocates self-sacrifice, yet can't seen to die, the selfish bastard. His number will come soon enough.

    Also, Mew-hommad Morsi for trying (and still arguably succeeding with the Islamo-flavoured Constitution) to pull a real-life Emperor Palpatine.


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