Etienne-charles de lom nie de brienne 1787-87 (had the support of the queen) try to pick up ball and bring financial support home safely worked hard until he to failed. Charles-alexander de calonne an experienced and well connected administrator who become minster of finance in 1783. His initial policy was reverse necker"s const cutting measures and increase state spending including more largesse for court. Send a very public message - yes we have and can afford to do these things make a climate of confidence. Future problem - why have we been spending so much money when we"re trying to reign in public expenditure in face of financial crisis. August 1786 calonne proposed to the king a program of fiscal, administrative and economic reforms the main elements of which were. Replace existing taxes on income with a uniform graduated land tax to be paid by all land owners no matter what their social status.