French President Francois Hollande pays $11,000 a month for haircuts

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French President Francois Hollande's taxpayers are delighted to spend $11,000 a month on their beloved leader's haircuts.

From NPR:

"I can understand the questions, I can understand that there are judgements," said [French government spokesman Stephane] Le Foll, as AFP reported. "Everyone has their hair done, don't they?"

The amount Hollande pays his personal hairdresser is roughly the same as a government minister's salary, according to The New York Times. The job comes with significant responsibilities: the hairdresser is "committed to secrecy and needs to be available 24/7," France 24 reported.

French citizens are showing their support for Hollande's haircut budget on Twitter: