Sunday, April 17, 2011

Orwell Would Be Proud!

President Barack Obama and his supporters are now saying "reducing tax expenditures" instead of "raising taxes", and saying "tax expenditure reductions" instead of "tax hikes".

George Orwell would be proud!

UPDATE: This one, too: "Spending reductions in the tax code" Obama managed to talk about a tax hike as a spending reduction! As Jon Stewart asked, "Can we afford that and the royalty checks you're going to have to send to George Orwell?"

James Taranto put it this way: " 'Calls to cut taxes further . . . brings [sic] me back to 1984,' Mondale writes. But Obama's doublespeak is more reminiscent of '1984'."

I'd say obamaspeak goes beyond Orwell's conception.

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