POLITICS – Inflation has serious consequences for society. According to a study by the Research Center for the Study and Observation of Living Conditions (Crédoc), 16% of French people do not have enough to eat because of soaring prices. In charge of the file at Bercy, Bruno Le Maire did not escape the subject during his passage in the show “Quelle époque” this Saturday, May 20 on France 2.
And to affirm that he was well aware of the effects produced by inflation on the wallet of the French, the Minister of the Economy did not hesitate to evoke his personal case. “I try to be fair, to be careful that prices go down for the consumer. Because I myself have a large family, I have four children to feed,” said Bruno Le Maire. Before assuring “pay a lot of prices of pasta packets“, which allows him to know “perfectly that prices have become unbearable for the French“.
The beginning of a comparison between his privileged situation and the common household which, not surprisingly, did not fail to react. Especially on the left, where several rebellious elected officials have denounced the “indecency” of the tenant of Bercy. “Bruno Le Maire, 10,000 euros net per month, suffers from the price of pasta. So what should the vast majority of French people say – 10 million of whom live below the poverty line. What a disconnect, “castigated on Twitter the LFI deputy of Haute-Vienne Damien Maudet.
An anger shared on the same social network by his colleagues from Seine-Saint-Denis Nadège Abomangoli and Aurélie Trouvé or the elected LFI Seine-Maritime Alma Dufour. Green MP for Hauts-de-Seine, Sabrina Sebaihi has also stepped up to the plate. “When you are privileged by life, especially when you are a minister, you are careful not to explain that you live the problems of the daily life of the French. In addition to being a lie, it is indecent,” she regretted.
Farida Amrani, LFI MP for Essonne, ironically commented on the writing activity carried out in parallel by the Minister of the Economy. “Even workers who earn €9,940 a month can no longer feed their families and have to write books to make ends meet,” she said. The exit of Bruno Le Maire has also reacted on the side of the National Rally, where Julien Odoul, spokesman for the far-right party, denounced a “foutage of mouth“.