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February 23, 2009

Doublespeak Of The Day

by Brad Warbiany

From Ezra Klein:

Over the weekend, I asked Henry Aaron, an economist at Brookings, whether it would be fair to say that the definition of fiscal responsibility had changed. Where once it meant entitlement cuts, now it meant an attention to health reform.

“Yeah,” he said. “That’s exactly right.”

Ahh, I see… Instead of trying to find ways to spend less of our money — or at least to make such spending sustainable over the long term, they’re just going to spend more of it on something else.

I guess if we’re talking about Doublespeak, I think it’s becoming clear that “Hope and Change” equals “Tax and Spend” in Obama’s dictionary.

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  • persnickety curmudgeon

    Hope and Change means we Hope they don’t figure out that the Change is shifting deficit spending away from the military and homeland security and into welfare,unemployment and social programs.

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