Doublespeak Of The Day
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.