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"Drivers even stopped to chat. Twenty five year old cohesion riccar joining the movement as soon as it began in mid November. She says she's struggling to raise her two kids on her modest salary as a nursery school aid like everyone here week our has to use her car to get around. She says it's outrageous that president Emmanuel Macron withdrew attacks on the super rich just as he was raising gas and diesel prices for ordinary folk. Live countries, the rich people don't pay this wealth tax anymore yet. We're being squeezed for every penny. They're the ones polluting with their yachts in jets a lot more than we are. When we go on vacation in our little cars, though. The government has now withdrawn the tax on fuel rake. Our says the yellow vest movement has many more demands, including more taxes on the wealthy worlds away from that roundabout on Paris's avenue on Dr may I mean Jerry stops who owns a business selling high end, motorcycles and their accessibility. Is this store was looted last Saturday. So he's closing for the weekend and boarding up all the windows. Stop says scrapping that wealth tax wasn't important campaign. Promise of president Emmanuel Macron to draw investors back to France reinstating. It says stops will mean one thing was investors. They don't want to stay in France. So nobody wants to invest on the shoot don't have any investors. You're not you don't have business business. Don't have work. Very simple. Stop says since the days of the revolution. France has been fixated by the struggle between rich and poor is very frustrating. Because we work we invest and people think we are. We are a lot of money on the don't like yours, which is ridiculous because absolutely not which, but you're patio. Right. Yeah. But but when we were back at the yellow vest camp by tone or company boss is definitely a dirty word people here say bosses will always try to exploit their workers. And they thanked president Macron is on the wrong side. Here's Cory riccar again on that. Convinced you Intel this senior you with this government. We have the impression that we've gone back to the middle ages. And we're the little people who pay the Lord to live on his land standing in his motorcycle store near the art. Stops says president micro is trying to make France more entrepreneurial and business friendly to create jobs, but he says the government has completely failed to communicate that message to people who are barely scraping by to meet very simple and clear as again wants to make some reforms which is trying to do. But the way they do it. It's not very smart stops. And riccar do agree on two things. Both say there are too many taxes in France, and both are worried that extremists are using the yellow vest protests for their own ends, Eleanor, Beardsley, NPR news Paris. Today marks the seventy seven th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor WNYC was the first station in New York to broadcast the news soon after the attack broadcasters took to the airwaves to explain what happened and how it might impact listeners. The commandant of the Brooklyn navy yard orders, all officers and men in the New York area. The report at once to their ships stations or yard, we'll repeat all naval personnel officers and men alike must report for duty at once all leaves have been canceled. Amid a stream of practical information was the voice of mayor Fiorello LaGuardia calling for vigilance among New Yorkers, and he delivered this rather ominous. Warning, I have ordered all Japanese Feb. To remain in. They're all on kill status. Is determined by our federal government. The attack on portal harbor killed nearly two thousand four hundred people and led to the US entering World War Two. Hi, I'm Alison Stewart host of all of it on WNYC, the daily show at the intersection of culture, and the culture next week on all of it. After Tim Blake Nelson on his most recent of many collaborations with the Coen brothers,."