Dear Mr. Montebourg:
Goodyear tried for over four years to save part of the Amiens jobs that are some of the highest paid, but the French unions and French government did nothing but talk.

I have visited that factory a couple of times. The French workforce gets paid high wages but works only three hours. They get one hour for breaks and lunch, talk for three and work for three. I told this to the French union workers to their faces. They told me that’s the French way!
How stupid do you think we are? […] What does the crazy union have? […] The French farmer wants cheap tires. He does not care if the tires are from China or India […] Your government doesn’t care either : “We’re French!”.
[Extraits de la lettre de Maurice M. Taylor, Jr à Arnaud MONTEBOURG]

Un bon gros coup de pied dans la fourmilière doublé d’un joli doigt d’honneur. Couillu !

La lettre en deux parties : ici et .