France’s generous welfare system has come at a price - a budget that hasn’t been balanced since 1974 . . . .Hopes that the magic fairy will fix this isolated problem burn brightly in all those devoted to Good Speak, Good Think, and Good Do.
 "France Crushes Socialist Welfare Dream, Admits "Living Beyond Its Means" For 40 Years." By Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, 10/9/14.