More Code Words

Posted by UncommonSense 5 years, 1 month ago to Politics
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Do you believe everything the MSM says or reports on? No? OOooh. You might be a conspiracy theorist since you are questioning their inability to use logic and question things that don't match up. This is all 'for the children' of course...yeah, nobody will disagree with that. Enjoy.
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  • Posted by jabuttrick 5 years, 1 month ago
    Here's another one: Tax expenditure. This is the bizarre notion that any tax cut is an "expenditure" by the government. It is based on the hidden premise that all wealth belongs to the state and if any of it is not confiscated (i.e. allowed to remain in the hands of the citizens) the resultant loss of tax revenue is an "expense." Politicians of both old parties use this ruse all the time to argue against any tax cuts. This linguistic trick was first used by President Kennedy's Treasury Secretary, Stanley Surrey back in the early sixties. It has since become wildly popular among the looting class.
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    • Posted by $ MichaelAarethun 5 years, 1 month ago
      Along with tax cut which means taking a cut in next years requested budget increase.

      And since when did the government instigated CUT in my retirement buying power get cut from the COLA computations.

      That is exactly how they repudiate the debt by sticking it to the old people and the retirees.
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    • Posted by mccannon01 5 years, 1 month ago
      How about referring to a tax deduction as a "subsidy"? As if legally preventing government from stealing more is the same as government sending a check. This also assumes "the hidden premise that all wealth belongs to the state". Oddly, some discussions I've had with people who insist said deductions are subsidies to the rich or corporate welfare have no problem with sending "refund" checks to people who paid no taxes at all. Even more oddly, such "refund" checks are called "earned" income credit.
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  • Posted by $ allosaur 5 years, 1 month ago
    When I do force myself to listen to the Liar-In-Chief, my stomach turns every time I hear him say "invest" or"investment."
    The first time I heard "for the children," it was with Hitlery's voice when her Teflon hubby was smiling in the Oval Office.
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    • Posted by $ MichaelAarethun 5 years, 1 month ago
      My answer would be no thanks I've wasted enough of my hard earned dollars on fifty years of failure. the odds of winning power ball are a far better investment.
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  • Posted by $ Abaco 5 years, 1 month ago
    Yeah...For the past year or so I have been seeing the Prez use the word "investment" often in his speeches and I know exactly what he's saying. He actually means "taxing". I have come to realize that the left are master linguists! I have some liberal friends. I get along with them but one of them is a very intelligent guy and he can twist words so well. He's amazing to watch. These are pretty sick people...to apply themselves so hard to duping others.
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    • Posted by ewv 5 years, 1 month ago
      John Maynard Keynes popularized the Progressive anti-concept of government spending as "investment" by the 1930s.
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        Posted by CircuitGuy 5 years, 1 month ago
        This claim is contrary to my understanding of Keynes. Keynes wanted to use monetary and fiscal policy to smooth the economic cycle. That means the gov't runs a budget surplus and pursues tight monetary policy during expansions. It runs a deficits (either with tax cuts or short-term spending programs) and pursues loose policy to prime the pump during recessions. The idea is that during recessions people and equipment are sitting unused because people won't spend until jobs are available and businesses can't hire until customers spend. Then during expansions, the gov't takes away the drinks just as the party's really getting started to avoid run-away prices and wages.

        I understand the Austrian critics of that whole idea, which I'm not debating here. I'm saying Keynesian economics is not about gov't spending, unless you also say it's about tax cuts during expansions and cutting spending during expansions.

        There should be a different word for the thing you're describing.
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        • Posted by Zenphamy 5 years, 1 month ago
          So, how you think that's working for us? Keyne's basis for his ideas were basically that all wealth belonged to the gov't and only those anointed gov't minds were able to determine what should be done with that wealth and how it should be used.
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            Posted by CircuitGuy 5 years, 1 month ago
            " Keyne's basis for his ideas were basically that all wealth belonged to the gov't"
            We need two words. One for the Keynes they teach in school and another for what you're describing.
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        • Posted by ewv 5 years ago
          Keynes was a Fabian socialist. And he did in fact popularize the Progressive anti-concept of government spending as "investment". We all see that anti-concept used today, but it's not new.
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  • Posted by edweaver 5 years, 1 month ago
    Add to these code words a phrase that makes my blood boil.

    "It patriotic to pay your taxes"
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    • Posted by $ MichaelAarethun 5 years, 1 month ago
      Patriotic is a code word for conversion to Fascist Socialism as in the Patriot Act which in terms of the old Constitution is the exact opposite of Patriotic. Confiscatory taxes to add to Abaco's definition. Education means dumbing down, Art means garbage. News means propaganda....it's a long list.
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      • Posted by $ Abaco 5 years, 1 month ago
        Yep. Often it's the opposite. "Investment"...haha. I know a lot about that word and that ain't it. Education. Secure. One of my all-time campaign favorites from a few campaigns ago..."lock box" (in reference to Social Security). Gore had a nice drawl when saying it. It was beautiful. Then, he got busted for sexually assaulting a hotel employee and Tipper left him. Interestingly...I always had a strange appreciation for Tipper long before that.

        What a sham.
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  • Posted by livefree-NH 5 years, 1 month ago
    Here's one: terrorism. It's another "ism" which is modeled after a scary word "terrorist" which comes from the word "terror". The more you research the word, and its etymology, the more often it refers to a government. "The Reign of Terror in French history (March 1793-July 1794) was the period when the nation was ruled by a faction whose leaders made policy of killing by execution anyone deemed an impediment to their measures".

    Hmmm, sounds vaguely familiar.
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    • Posted by $ MichaelAarethun 5 years, 1 month ago
      The Reign of Terror gave birth to a number of modern day realities. That to which you referred became the rule of 'complete control by any means necessary' the definition of fascism as a tool. Socialism itself sprang from the same place and period in time. The use of the terms left and right and their distortions into something quite different than intended - the same. birth place. It's changed and or been refined over the centuries with each major country developing it's own forms and a century which can be fairly titled the Century of the Great Socialist Wars. WWI, WWI, the Cold War to outline the major conflicts. Two major lines of philosophy Socratic and Platoist were involved and refined themselves as did cultural, political and economic thinking The Age of Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution occurred.

      But the two focal initial focal points were found in France and the British Colonies of North America. The latter decided mankind was able of ruling itself and a subset was mankind could come to the aid of it's neighbors without absorbing them as payment. Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States of America and the Monroe Doctrine gave the world the idea that government chosen by free and free thinking responsibile citizens using ballots instead of bullets was a worthy and attainable goal. If the citizens were responsible in their choice of government and kept control. In the end they ended with a new version of the same old ruling class dressed in new verbiage.

      For a while the idea was Citizens over Government supplanted the old idea of Divine Right of Monarchs with mans ability to divine meaning to discover or intuit as it's replacement. The source of power became the thinking citizen. For a while. It required two co equal words rights and responsibilities.

      The French version ended with a new version of the old ruling class and gave birth to other thoughts we now call socialism, fascism, communism, marxism, which spread throughout Europe eventually the Far East to China. It held that some would always be rulers and some would always be powerless citizens. Government Over Citizens or the Left resulted.

      From this sprang a distortion caused by the new Left wishing to present itself as the Center of Political and Philosophical thought.

      In the USA they moved the signpost marked center to the center of the left and today even further to the center of the extreme left each with it's own left and right wings. Communism and Nazism therefore are left and right to a socialist extremist. Republicans and Democrats are right and left to a socialist.

      But to a thinking divining responsible citizen the center remains the Constitution.

      It's as simple as that. With all the reframing, redefining propaganda of each faction stripped away. Rather it was as simple of that. The major requirement of independent thinking responsible citizens controlling their employees the government is absent.

      Therefore the center is where the neo aristocracy, the establishment, the exempted by Plato ruling class decides it should be in their new version of feudalism

      The crowning achievement of their philosophy is the ability to make the population think otherwise and voluntarily enslave themselves.

      The pen is indeed mightier than the sword. It only took redefining a few words for as you may have noticed citizens are neither free and independent nor are they educated to be responsible - the equal partner of rights is AWOL? No it was willingly abandoned as a last act of independence and an acceptance of thralldom.

      It's a Republic In Name Only
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  • Posted by Herb7734 5 years, 1 month ago
    It really doesn't matter. Any words coming out of DC are not to be taken at face value, or even as codes. The only rational thing to do is to not believe anything they say, and be against everything they do. At least right now. ask again in January '17.
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  • Posted by $ MichaelAarethun 5 years, 1 month ago
    i should add something on the efforts of Lord Keynes the inventor of borrow from the old folks economics.

    He actually said borrow from yourself as long as you can afford to pay the interest. After all it's your money. Which is true if the borrower has enough time left to pay himself back.

    Instead it became borrow from the umpteen generations down the line.

    Lately that has retreated in time back to affecting the current generations of retirees and not in a pleasant way.

    The cycle of economic repression system is- use any manufactured or available crisis to set off a major spending spree and not necessarily spending that has a real purpose other than vote buying. Nor is based on any financial reality other than steal from the future.

    That leads of course to inflation which leads to devaluation. Normal stuff. What they don't mention is who pays the bill? Has to be paid the bill's are due and owing now not int he future.

    The answer is by repudiating or refusing to pay the bills from those who cannot do anything about it. The elderly, the retirees, those who have unfunded retirements or funded retirements where the money became IOU's. Grandpa and Grandma...The military...those at the end of their working life

    Recently the nation went bankrupt as it couldn't pay the interest nor the principal. The Crisis were toxic housing loans and ethanol /food production. Retirees took about a 30% cut in buying power. It's never been replaced.

    Not counted in COLA you see. You can't COLA a bill you are refusing to pay.

    But they called it a Depression.

    The second round that of paying for the money borrowed to double the debt is arriving soon.

    If you are nearing retirement can you survve a second 30% cut in buying power?

    I was just up in Arizona. Fuel was $1.59 a gallon. NICE! Except the inevitable was already known. The prices are going to go back up through the mechanism of taxation. Sam wants his 'fair share' of the 'found money.'

    As Keynes himself put it so well...borrowing froj the future works only if you can handle the debt load.

    I saw one list of figures which broke down GDP into it's component parts. After counting the debt load NDP was projected to be next to zero.

    Only if you can make the payments.....the Keynesian escape hatch our government thinks it can escape by inflation, devaluation and refusing to pay the bill. Grandpa and Grandma this time. It's your turn next. There is no where else and no one else to raid.
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  • Posted by $ MichaelAarethun 5 years, 1 month ago
    Bi-Partisanship and cross-partisanship should die a well deserve death as it is only code for a one party vote how we tell you to vote system of government. AKA The Government Party or The Socialist Party.
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