Maybe for Germany.... for French citizens? Who knows?
Yeah....a reformed, functioning France...surely only a late victory for Le Boche! Hitler would be proud! *eye roll*
At the same time that retirement ages have been raised pensions for politicians have been increased...
Two totally different kind of shoes...pensions of politicians get a raise when it's their turn to be fit to the inflation...like salaries are raised regularly. You know how it goes.
To raise the retirement age is needed to keep the pensions for everybody financially feasable in the first place. People get much older now, meaning they get to enjoy that money much longer, meaning the tax payer have to pay them much longer. As at the same time the demographic development means that less youth have to pay for more and more pensioniers. Raising the retirment age is the only way out.
That is a prime example for an economically sound, much needed but painful reform. Who really cares about his country and its longterm survival has to bite this bullet. But of course populists won't do that, won't they...they wouldn't be so popular then anymore!