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Monday, July 11, 2011

That Which We Call A Tax Increase By Any Other Name Would Still Cost As Much

"What's in a name? that which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet"----Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Via Boston Globe, AP writer Erica Werner, shows how many different ways Barack Obama avoids using the words "tax increase" as as he attempts to raise them on the American people.

Proposals under consideration include raising taxes on small business owners and potentially low- and middle-income families. You won't hear about that from Obama. Instead the president focuses on the very rich, and speaks euphemistically. Here are a few of the phrases the president has used of late to talk about what amounts to raising taxes for some:

-- "What we need to do is to have a balanced approach where everything is on the table."

--"We need to take on spending in the tax code."

--"The tax cuts I'm proposing we get rid of are tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires; tax breaks for oil companies and hedge fund managers and corporate jet owners."

--"You can't reduce the deficit to the levels that it needs to be reduced without having some revenue in the mix."

A tax increase is a tax increase is a tax increase, no matter what type of politic-speak you try to use and it costs the American taxpayers just as much no matter the words Obama and Democrats use describe it.