Thursday, September 22, 2016

Euphemized Spending

You fell and cried as our people were starving
Now you know that we blame you
You tried to walk on the trail we were carving
Now you know that we framed you
--The Who

Politicians love to create euphemisms for spending. 'Investing' is the current favorite.

This is nothing new. For example, the American System platform advanced by the Whigs in the 1800s promoted the value of 'internal improvement' projects initiated by the federal government.

Such euphemisms fool only the most gullible. Or soothe the most partisan.

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