87. "What did the French ever do to make up for the ridiculous exchange rate?"

     The French government has made an effort to reduce the low purchasing power of the American dollar by:
  1. Giving each US soldier in France a gift of 850 francs a month (this is over four months pay for a French private).
  2. Reducing the cost of gifts purchased at PXs by 9-42%.
  3. Making luxury tax rebates of 11-47% on gifts purchased at retail stores and sent home via Red Cross wrapping centers.
  4. Giving free conducted tours to Americans all through France.
  5. Opening special night-clubs and entertainment facilities for American soldiers.