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France's president Emmanuel macron pledge to cut taxes in a bid to restore calm on Thursday outlining approach you policy push is shaped by nearly six months of anti government yellow vest protests in the first major news conference of his presidency and almost two years into his five year time the crown is under pressure to settle the unrest to his place from since November , what began as a fuel tax hikes but soon spiraled into a broader backlash decrying what they see as political establishment elitism and expressing anger over high living costs to quickly post on this you won't quit think the current in the flavor transformations in our country should not be stopped because they answer deeply to the feelings of our fellow citizens they may not have been implemented quickly enough for some he's not a radical and not human names if you look at I think sincerely that's the direction for taken in these first two years in the eyes of many or Randy's again it is used to construct wave of measures put forward last December did little to calm frustrations among low income workers and he struggled to shake off a reputation as a president of the rich it's cutting a so called wealth tax early in his presidency , with such criticism leveled at him opinion poll ratings to show his support us around thirty percent the conflict to see microns ambitious reform agenda largely de railed his pension and unemployment insurance plans for twenty nineteen showing little progress so far