Saturday, April 16, 2011


Like yesterday, today's quote comes from President Obama's deficit reduction speech on Wednesday:
The fourth step in our approach is to reduce spending in the tax code, so-called tax expenditures.
Since when does raising taxes mean "reduc[ing] spending"? As Bryan Preston says on Pajamas Media:
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, cutting someone’s tax rate does not equal an increase in spending, in the tax code or anywhere else. It’s simply money the government doesn’t take in. Therefore, getting rid of their tax cut does not equal eliminating a 'spending reduction' in the tax code. Or anywhere else.

I’d like to commend President Obama for his backhanded honesty on this, though. He has finally admitted that he thinks the money that you work for belongs to the government before it belongs to you. He just had to utter the most Orwellian phrase ever spoken by an American president to get the admission out there.
Still, as PoliPundit quips, "at least he’s not calling them 'kinetic spending action.'"

(via Instapundit)


OBloodyHell said...

> " least he’s not calling them 'kinetic spending action.'"

Is that anything like a "financial plumbing expulsion maneuver" (FPEM)?

Seems like KSAs and FPEMs are the main activity of this admin.

OBloodyHell said...

Correction, I guess the when target of the KSA is a "solution", it would more properly be called a "kinetic spending solution" (KSS).

I suppose when the target is a "Mitigating Independent African Socialist", that would be ok, because aren't we all happy when The Big 0 is out to KSS MIAS?


no sh**, word verif is "crimpe"