Macron says France's welfare system is wasteful, urges reforms

Macron says France's welfare system is wasteful, urges reformsBy Richard Lough PARIS (Reuters) – France should stop plowing large amounts of cash into a welfare system that fails to rescue the poor from poverty, President Emmanuel Macron said in a video clip released by his office that critics said showed he was uncaring. The clip showed Macron discussing his ideas for revamping the welfare state with his communications team hours before a televised speech he was due to give on social benefit reform. People who are born poor stay poor,” Macron said in the clip, which was released by the Elysee Palace on social media.


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