Between shortage of raw materials and rising prices in stores, inflation affects the purchasing power of the French. Tariff shield on energy, revaluation of social minima, abolition of the TV license fee… The measures of the anti-inflation law of the executive must be examined in the National Assembly in July. For François Ruffin, invited to the RTL-Le Figaro-LCI Grand Jury on Sunday June 26, Emmanuel Macron’s policy in terms of purchasing power would in fact be “a yellow coin operation”. “The bonuses or the ‘chèquounets’ will be insufficient”, estimated the LFI deputy, adding that he had the impression that the head of state is “a department manager at Carrefour”. “He’s giving us vouchers, it’s not long-term measures,” he said.

Will François Ruffin vote in favor of Emmanuel Macron’s purchasing power measures? “When it can be scratched, I take,” he replied, saying he was ready to approve raising the minimum wage to 1,400 euros net if such a project were proposed by the government. The opportunity to recall that he had voted in favor of the salary increase planned by the executive for home helpers in 2020, in the midst of a health crisis. “Inflation is long-term, so a long-term response will be needed,” hammered the opposition politician, referring to the environment, energy and a better distribution of profits between employees and shareholders.

No one around this table would consider living on €1,400 a month! Faced with long-term inflation, I expect long-term measures, not for Macron to distribute bonuses and checks!

While the left alliance (Nupes) has become one of the main opposition forces at the Palais-Bourbon, François Ruffin obviously welcomed this “good news” for the French. The loss of the absolute majority of the presidential camp would thus restore more power to the deputies. “The umbilical cord between the Élysée and the Assembly is broken”, estimated the elected official of the Somme, specifying to have “no intention” to participate in the current government except cohabitation. Emmanuel Macron told Agence France-Presse that La France insoumise and the National Rally would not be “government parties”. “Jupiter is floundering and does not know where to get out,” analyzed the former journalist on RTL.