Loved or loathed? The ins and outs of France's generous social safety net

France is famous for its generous social safety net. It’s been said the country is a paradise inhabited by people who think they’re in hell. Critics say it’s a byzantine ball and chain for the economy that’s financially unsustainable in the long run while defenders say it's a treasured jewel that needs protecting. Just how good are benefits in France?  What do the French think about it? And who ends up footing the massive bill? In this episode of French Connections Plus, Genie Godula and Florence Villeminot explore the hot button issue of France’s social safety net.