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A Guide To Understanding the Obama Budget Speech


Here are some words you’ll hear the President use today, and their actual meaning in English:

Share = give to government

Responsibility = federal spending

As I have always said = forget what I said in 2006

Let me be clear = forget what I’m about to say

Job creation = subsidies for top Democrat contributors

Deficit reduction = tax increases

Balance = tax increases

Win the future = tax increases

Investment = tax increases

Energy independence = tax increases

Fiscal accountability = tax increases

Our shared values = tax increases

Bipartisanship = tax increases

Sanity = tax increases

Tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans = smaller government

Unfair sacrifices by middle class, elderly, children = smaller government

Courage to change = willingness to submit to high taxes

The wealthy = anyone capable of hiring someone else for a permanent job

Strengthening Medicare = strengthening ObamaCare

Burdens on the middle class = freedom for the middle class

Burdens on seniors = freedom for the middle class

Vision for the future of America = 2012 re-election campaign

Some would argue = death to all straw men!

False choice offered by my opponents = an argument no one is actually making

Working Americans = union members

Voices of doom and negativity = Paul Ryan


Written By

John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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