Krissy (dougalbug) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Today's Le Monde

I'm having a bit of trouble with an article on the front page of today's Le Monde. It starts:

Trop d'impôts et une mauvaise utilisation de l'argent des impôts par les pouvoirs publics: tels sont les constats faits par une grande majorité de Français dans un sondage Ipsos-CGI réalisé pour Le Monde, BFM-TV et la Foundation internationale de finances publiques.

This, I've translated in my mind to mean (or thereabouts; please do correct me of there's more accurate meanings)
"The amount of imports and the poor utilisation of money imported by the public sector: these are the reported opinions of a large majority of French in the probing Ipsos-CGI carried out by Le Monde, BFM-TV and the Foundation of International Finances audience".

The bit I'm struggling with comes next.

La légitimaté des prélèvents obligatoires s'érode: seuls 57% des Français ont le sentiment d'accomplir un acte citoyen en s'acquittant de l'impôt.

I got as far as "The legitimacy of obligatory levies is eroding-" but that doesn't feel right? And the rest of it just escapes me completely.

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